Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST song of the day
Artist:Lyle Lovett & Randy Newman
Song:You've Got A Friend In Me
Album:Smile:Songs From The Movies
MCA's original plan was to sell Texas singer songwriter Lyle Lovett as a standard country singer. But his music didn't really fit the country music pattern. So he sort of lost the country audience and picked up an audience similar to someone like Randy Newman. In the 90s, Lovett became more involved in acting and he hasn't recorded much in recent years. Smile is a collection of songs Lovett has performed in films. It's mostly standards like Irving Berlin's Blue Skies & Charles Chaplin's Smile. Some of them may have appeared on individual soundtrack albums. But Disney never released a Toy Story soundtrack so this is about the only place you can get this Oscar winning song. It's also on the Disney's Greatest Hits box set. I suppose Lyle Lovett fans might want Smile. I'm not sure about anybody else. But You've Got A Friend In Me is a great performance by Lovett & Newman.