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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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Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights Soundtrack
Beauty and the Beast
Taking Woodstock
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  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
 2008-2015 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
 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)
 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)
 2011 A Few Best Men (writer: "Brand New Key" - as Melanie Safka)
 2011 Raising Hope (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
  Doctors (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
 2010 Jackass 3D (Documentary) (performer: "Brand New Key") / (writer: "Brand New Key" - as Melanie Safka)
 2010 Hung (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 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)
  Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
 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)
  Chicago Hope (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1997) (writer - 1 episode, 1997)
 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)
 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)
 1976 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1974 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 1973 Hitler's Harlot (writer: "What Have They Done to My Song, Ma" - uncredited)
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 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. (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)
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Albums: "Madrugada" (Neighborhood Records) See more »

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Melanie Safka

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


Her favorite songs are "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay" by Otis Redding, "Down To Zero" by Joan Armatrading, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" by The Shirelles, "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood, "Avalon" by Roxy Music, "Sea Of Love" by Marty Wilde, "I'm Going To Make You Love Me" by Diana Ross /The Supremes/The Temptations, "God Bless The Child" by Billie Holiday, "Fairytale Of New York" by Kirsty ... See more »

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