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Paul Heaton

Paul Heaton is one of the most successful and acclaimed British pop songwriters to have emerged from the 1980s. His ability to write catchy tunes with lyrics that are both humorous and melancholic has earned him comparisons with Morrissey. He came to prominence in The Housemartins, who scored a number three hit in 1986 with "Happy Hour" and ... See full bio »

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The World's End Soundtrack
Handsome Devil Soundtrack
Nine Years Composer
Up 'n' Under Soundtrack


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 2012 The Justice Collective: He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (Music Video short)
Paul Heaton
 1987 The Housemartins: Build (Music Video)
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 1987 The Housemartins: Me and the Farmer (Music Video)
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 1987 The Housemartins: Five Get Over Excited (Music Video)
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 1986 The Housemartins: Sheep (Music Video)
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 1986 The Housemartins: Caravan of Love (Music Video)
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 1986 The Housemartins: Think for a Minute (Music Video)
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 1986 The Housemartins: Happy Hour (Music Video)
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Alternate Names:

The Beautiful South | Heaton/Rotheray | The Housemartins | Beautiful South


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The opportunity to release slightly controversial songs comes from not selling records as well. It's been brilliant for me and Jacqui to be able to sing "Phil Collins must die!" and for the record company not to raise an eyebrow. See more »


Television presenter Richard Osman once described him as the best songwriter of his generation. See more »

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