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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
The World's End Soundtrack
Handsome Devil
Handsome Devil Soundtrack
The Long Weekend
The Long Weekend Soundtrack
Up 'n' Under
Up 'n' Under Soundtrack


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 2016 Handsome Devil (writer: "Think for a Minute")
 2015 Scottish Mussel (as Heaton, "Dumb")
 2014 Sunday Brunch (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.143 (2014) ... (performer: "Real Hope")
 2013 The World's End ("Old Red Eyes Is Back", "Happy Hour")
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 2 (2012) ... (writer: "A Little Time")
 2010 This Is England '86 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... (writer: "Happy Hour" - uncredited)
 2005 The Long Weekend (writer: "Build" - as Heaton)
 2005 We Could Be Kings (Video) (writer: "You Keep It All In" - uncredited)
 2001 Phoenix Nights (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (writer: "Perfect 10" - uncredited)
 1997-1998 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Live Grand Final 1998 (1998) ... (writer: "Rotterdam (or Anywhere)")
- Episode #9.12 (1998) ... (writer: "Rotterdam (or Anywhere)")
- Episode #8.1 (1997) ... (writer: "One Last Love Song")
 1998 Up 'n' Under (writer: "Good As Gold", "I'll Sail This Ship Alone" - as Heaton)
 1997 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 February 1997 (1997) ... (writer: "Rotterdam (or Anywhere)" - uncredited)
 1994-1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 16 November 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Pretenders To The Throne")
- Episode dated 22 December 1994 (1994) ... (writer: "You Keep It All In")
 1989 Zwei Münchner in Hamburg (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Die Traumreise (1989) ... (writer: "Five Get Over Excited" - uncredited)
 1988 Bebê a Bordo (TV Series) (writer: "Build")
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Alternate Names:

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

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It's not our system that overpays musicians, because I am overpaid. It's not our system that overpays footballers. People always blame the worker in these situations and I am the worker, I'm employed by Virgin/EMI. They blame me and they blame the footballer. It's not the footballer who's poured all the money into the game, it's capitalism. That's what's happened. Capitalism is trying to corrupt ... See more »


Singer-songwriter, famous as frontman for The Beautiful South and his long-running songwriting partnership with Dave Rotheray. See more »

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