Randy Newman Helps Raise Money for Struggling Radio Station With New Coronavirus Song
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Wishing everyone well amid the pandemic, the 'You've Got a Friend in Me' singer performs 'Stay Away' virtually on his piano at home as part of a KPCC radio drive.

AceShowbiz - Randy Newman has written a quirky new COVID-19 pandemic tune to help raise cash for a struggling Southern California radio station.

The singer/songwriter performed "Stay Away" virtually on his piano at home on Wednesday (April 08) and the footage went viral.

Introducing the tune, the "Short People" singer said, "Apparently there's some disease that's going around. Stay six feet away from people. Wash your hands, religiously and often."

He then sang the tune, which featured the lines, "Venus in sweatpants/ That's who you are/ And when this mess is over/ I'll buy you a car..." and, "Stay away from me baby/ Keep your distance, please/ Stay away from me/ Words of love in times like these."

He closed the footage, shot as part of a KPCC radio drive, by adding, "I wish everyone well and wish myself well - to some extent. Stay safe. It's hard for Americans who don't like being told what to do at all. But in this case, you know, let's do it. We'll be all right."

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