Randy Newman’s You’ve Got a Friend in Me is one of the most memorable movie songs of all time. We really enjoyed this soothing cover of the Toy Story tune, performed by Korea’s Pulse Percussion on a marimba. Disney fans will also appreciate their marimba covers of He’s a Pirate and A Whole New World.
Awesome Randy Newman
Musician Richard Jones performs a heartwarming rendition of Randy Newman’s Toy Story classic You’ve Got a Friend in Me, starting out with a pizzicato intro sequence, then using a loop pedal to turn those sounds into the rhythm for his bowed violin performance.
The legendary and inimitable singer/songwriter dropped by the NPR Music offices to turn in a captivating performance, filled with the perfect blend of sardonic wit, sentimentality, and raspy vocals we’ve come to appreciate over many decades. Even at age 73, he’s still got it.