Song Of The Day 10/24/2016: Randy Newman – “Putin”
After that and some Disney movies I can't be bothered to look up now, nothing. Until earlier this month when his new track "Putin" came out. Supposedly there'll be an album in 2017 too. Standing alongside other political satires by Newman, "Putin" is a little less biting and maybe too specific for its own good. But it's Randy, so he pulls off some great lines: "Putin puttin’ his hat on/Hat size number nine/You sayin’ Putin’s gettin’ big headed?/ Putin’s head’s just fine!" Or this, which works handsomely as a standalone non-sequitor: "These chicken farmers and file clerks gonna be the death of me."