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With her sweet, captivating voice, quirky yet insightful songwriting and bubbly, upbeat, free-spirited hippie persona, pop and folk singer/songwriter Melanie totally epitomized the whole "flower power" counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s. She was born Melanie Anne Safka on February 3, 1947, in Queens, New York, and grew up in the Astoria ... See full bio »

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Known For

Boogie Nights Soundtrack
(1997)
(1989)
Taking Woodstock Soundtrack
(2009)
The Little Death Soundtrack
(2014)

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  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Melissa McCarthy/Bobby Cannavale/Wild Belle (2016) ... (performer: "Brand New Key") / (writer: "Brand New Key")
 2008-2015 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Youngblood #7 (2015) ... (writer: "Combine Harvester")
- Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: The Computer That Said No to Drugs (2014) ... (writer: "Combine Harvester" - uncredited)
- Frank Miller's Holy Terror (2014) ... (writer: "Combine Harvester" - uncredited)
- Marville #6-7 (2014) ... (writer: "Combine Harvester" - uncredited)
- Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: A Deadly Choice (2013) ... (writer: "Combine Harvester")
 2014 Northern Soul (performer: "Brand New Key") / (writer: "Brand New Key")
 2014 The Little Death (performer: "Brand New Key") / (writer: "Brand New Key" - as Melanie Safka)
  The Bridge (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- ID (2013) ... (performer: "Brand New Key" - uncredited) / (writer: "Brand New Key" - uncredited)
 2012 Hell on Wheels Gang Girls Forever (Short) (writer: "Brand New Key" - as Safka, Melanie)
 2012 Carmina o revienta (performer: "I Will Survive" - as Melanie Safka)
 2012 Diddy Movies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Space (2012) ... (writer: "The Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)" - uncredited)
 2011 A Few Best Men (writer: "Brand New Key" - as Melanie Safka)
 2011 Raising Hope (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- What Up, Cuz? (2011) ... (writer: "Brand New Key" - uncredited)
  Doctors (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- If You Want Something Done (2010) ... (performer: "Brand New Key" - uncredited) / (writer: "Brand New Key" - uncredited)
 2010 Jackass 3D (Documentary) (performer: "Brand New Key") / (writer: "Brand New Key" - as Melanie Safka)
 2010 Hung (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Man, a Plan or Thank You, Jimmy Carter (2010) ... (writer: "Brand New Key" - uncredited)
 2009 Wer hat Angst vor Wilhelm Reich? (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Beautiful People" - as Melanie Safka)
 2009 Taking Woodstock (performer: "Beautiful People") / (writer: "Beautiful People" - as Melanie Safka)
 2007 Die Anruferin (performer: "Beautiful People") / (writer: "Beautiful People")
 2006 Doctor Who (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Love & Monsters (2006) ... (writer: "Brand New Key" - uncredited)
  Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Debut (2006) ... (performer: "Beautiful People") / (writer: "Beautiful People")
 2005 Evil Aliens (writer: "Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)" - as Melanie Safka)
 2005 Inside Deep Throat (Documentary) (performer: "Brand New Key") / (writer: "Brand New Key" - as Melanie Safka)
 2004 Imaginary Heroes (writer: "Tonight's the Kind of Night" - as Melanie Safka)
 2001 Kuka lohduttaisi Viiviä? (TV Movie) (writer: "Mulla on uudet rullaluistimet (Brand new key)" - as Safka Melanie)
 1998 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Werewolf (1998) ... (writer: "Brand New Key" - uncredited)
  Chicago Hope (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1997) (writer - 1 episode, 1997)
- Brain Salad Surgery (1997) ... (performer: "Brand New Key") / (writer: "Brand New Key")
 1997 Boogie Nights (performer: "Brand New Key") / (writer: "Brand New Key" - as M. Safka)
 1993 Household Saints (performer: "Lay Down (Candles in the Wind)") / (writer: "Lay Down (Candles in the Wind)")
 1990 Woodstock: The Lost Performances (Video documentary) (performer: "Birthday of the Sun" - as Melanie Schekeryk) / (writer: "Birthday of the Sun" - as Melanie Schekeryk)
 1989 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- A Distant Shore (1989) ... (lyrics: "The First Time I Loved Forever")
 1987 Helsinki Napoli All Night Long ("To Be A Star")
 1981 John Wilson's Mini-Musicals (Video) (writer: "Brand New Key")
  The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1977) (performer - 1 episode, 1977)
- Episode #1.8 (1977) ... (writer: "What Have They Done to My Song, Ma?")
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (performer: "Cyclone", "Over the Rainbow", "That's Entertainment!") / (writer: "Cyclone")
 1976 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Top of the Pops '76: Part 1 (1976) ... (writer: "Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)")
- Episode #13.25 (1976) ... (writer: "Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)")
- Episode #13.24 (1976) ... (writer: "Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)")
- Episode #13.22 (1976) ... (writer: "Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)")
- Episode #13.20 (1976) ... (writer: "Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)")
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Family Show ... (writer: "Brand New Key")
 1974 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 20 August 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Look What They Done to My Song")
- Episode dated 30 July 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Alexander Beetle")
 1973 Hitler's Harlot (writer: "What Have They Done to My Song, Ma" - uncredited)
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 18 October 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Look What They Done to My Song")
- Episode dated 12 June 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Look What They Done to My Song")
 1972 A Sense of Loss (Documentary) (performer: "I've Got a Brand New Pair of Roller Skates") / (writer: "I've Got a Brand New Pair of Roller Skates")
 1970 R.P.M. (lyrics: "Stop! I Don't Wanna' Hear It Anymore", "We Don't Know Where We're Goin'") / (performer: "Stop! I Don't Wanna' Hear It Anymore", "We Don't Know Where We're Goin'") / (writer: "We Don't Know Where We're Goin'")
 1969 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (1969) ... (performer: "Baby Guitar", "Silver Threads and Golden Needles")
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Show Show Self (24 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Other Works:

Album: "Garden in the City" (Buddah) See more »

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Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Melanie Safka
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Personal Quote:

There's nothing nicer than singing an unnecessary peace song. See more »

Trivia:

Recorded several hit records in the late 1960s and early 1970s including "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) which peaked at # six on the Billboard charts and "Brand New Key" which hit # one. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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