Neil Sedaka discography

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Neil Sedaka discography
Releases

The following is a comprehensive discography of Neil Sedaka, the American singer.

Albums[edit]

1950s[edit]

1959

  • Rock with Sedaka (or just Neil Sedaka) (re-released in 1995 alongside Circulate)

1960s[edit]

1961

1963

1964

1966

1969

1970s[edit]

1970

1971

1972

  • Solitaire (UK)(re-released in 2010)
  • Neil Sedaka (RCA International album; program the same as the aforementioned "Solitaire" album)

1973

  • The Tra-La Days Are Over (UK) (Re-released in 1982, 1991 and 2004; re-released in 2012 in combination with the program of "Overnight Success")

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

  • Let's Go Steady Again (RCA Camden edition; different compilation from the 1976 RCA Victor album of the same name)
  • Sunny

1980s[edit]

1980

1981

1982

1983

1986

1988

  • All Time Greatest Hits

1990s[edit]

1991

1993

  • Love Will Keep Us Together (compilation and new songs)

1994

1995

  • Song Cycle (songs culled from "Emergence" [1971] and "Solitaire" [1972])
  • Classically Sedaka
  • Tuneweaver
  • I Successi Di Neil Sedaka (compilation of Italian-language recordings)

1996

  • Neil Sedaka By Popular Demand
  • Neil Sedaka in Italiano (2-CD edition of his 1960s Italian recordings)

1998

  • Tales of Love (and Other Passions)

2000s[edit]

2000

  • The Singer and His Songs

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

  • The Very Best of Neil Sedaka: The Show Goes On (2-CD, 46-track career retrospective [UK import] with 7 "new" [2003] recordings)
  • Neil Sedaka Live at the Royal Albert Hall – The Very Best of Neil Sedaka: The Show Goes On (2 DVD set filmed 7 April 2006 in London)

2007

  • The Definitive Collection (2-CD career retrospective including never-released early-career demos; Sedaka's first return to US Billboard Top 200 Albums chart since 1980, peaking in the Top 25—one of his career's all-time highest-charting albums)
  • Oh! Carol (LT Series album, compilation of 1970s hits recorded live in concert)

2008

  • The Miracle of Christmas

2009

  • Waking Up Is Hard to Do (children's recording; US Billboard Top 200 Albums chart entry)
  • Flashback (compilation of Italian recordings)
  • The Music of My Life (UK)
  • The Miracle of Christmas: The Deluxe Edition

2010s[edit]

2010

2011

  • "Oh! Carol" and All the Early Classics (UK)
  • I Must Be Dreaming (UK)
  • The Sedaka Sessions (US, two duets with Jim Van Slyke)
  • Where The Boys Are: The Music of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield (contains songs written by the Sedaka-Greenfield duo performed by other artists, although there is one Sedaka song, "You're Knocking Me Out", at the end of the program)

2012

2013

2014

  • Neil Sedaka: Hits Around The World
  • Neil Sedaka In The Studio, 1958-1962, Vol. 2 (will be released on 29 July 2014)
  • The Complete Singles and EPs: As and Bs (will be released on 9 September 2014)

English-language singles[edit]

1950s[edit]

Year Title Peak US Peak US Cashbox B-side Record Label in US Record Label outside US Notes
1957 "Laura Lee" "Snowtime" Decca
1958 "Ring-a-Rockin'" "Fly, Don't Fly on Me" Guyden London Neil's first appearance on Dick Clark's American Bandstand
1958 "Oh, Delilah!" "Neil's Twist" Pyramid Stateside (UK); Ariola (W. Germany) Released again in 1962
1958 "The Diary" 14 22 "No Vacancy (I'm Walkin' Round)" RCA RCA First single with RCA Victor
1959 "I Go Ape" 42 40 "Moon of Gold" RCA RCA Reached #9 on pop charts in UK
1959 "(Stop!) You're Knocking Me Out!" "I Belong To You" (Australia); "I Waited Too Long" (Greece) RCA Not released as a single in the U.S.
1959 "Crying My Heart Out for You" 111 89 "You Gotta Learn Your Rhythm and Blues" RCA RCA Reached #6 on pop charts in Italy
1959 "Stupid Cupid" "As Long as I Live" (Italy); "All I Need Is You" (Greece) RCA (Italiana) Not released as a single in the U.S.
1959 "All I Need Is You" "Fallin'" RCA Italiana Not released as a single in the U.S.
1959 "Oh! Carol" 9 5 "One Way Ticket (To the Blues)" RCA RCA Reached #1 on pop charts in Italy;

B-side reached #1 on pop charts in Japan.

1959 "The Girl for Me" "I Ain't Hurtin' No More" (US); "Going Home To Mary Lou" (Italy) RCA RCA
1959 "Going Home to Mary Lou" "What Am I Gonna Do?" RCA RCA

1960s[edit]

Year Title Peak US Peak US Cashbox B-side Record Label in US Record Label outside US Notes
1960 "Stairway to Heaven" 9 6 "Forty Winks Away" RCA RCA
1960 "You Mean Everything to Me"/
"Run Samson Run"
17
28
19
31
(Double A-side) RCA RCA Rare Double A-side for Neil; with Stan Applebaum's orchestra
1961 "Calendar Girl" 4 4 "The Same Old Fool" RCA RCA Reached #1 on Japanese and Canadian pop charts
1961 "Little Devil" 11 9 "I Must Be Dreaming" RCA RCA
1961 "Sweet Little You" 59 44 "I Found My World in You" RCA RCA
1961 "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" 6 9 "Don't Lead Me On" RCA RCA
1962 "King of Clowns" 45 47 "Walk with Me" (1960) RCA RCA
1962 "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" (original version) 1 (2 wks.) 1 (1 wk.) "As Long As I Live" (1959) RCA RCA Neil Sedaka's signature song
1962 "Next Door to an Angel" 5 10 "I Belong to You" (1959) RCA RCA Last Sedaka song in the US Top 10 until the 1970s
1963 "Alice in Wonderland" 17 23 "Circulate" (1961) RCA RCA
1963 "Let's Go Steady Again" 26 35 "Waiting for Never" RCA RCA Last appearance of a Sedaka song in the Cashbox Top 40 until the 1970s
1963 "The Dreamer" 47 69 "Look Inside Your Heart" RCA RCA
1963 "Bad Girl" 33 49 "Wait 'Til You See My Baby" RCA RCA Last appearance of a Sedaka song in the Billboard Top 40 until 1974
1964 "The Closest Thing to Heaven" 107 111 "Without A Song" RCA RCA
1964 "Sunny" 86 92 "She'll Never Be You" RCA RCA
1964 "I Hope He Breaks Your Heart" 104 112 "Too Late" (1963) RCA RCA
1964 "Let the People Talk" 107 124 "In The Chapel With You" RCA RCA B-side song was English version of Gianni Morandi's "In Ginocchio Da Te"
1965 "The World Through A Tear" 76 84 "High On A Mountain (Deep In A Valley)" RCA RCA
1965 "The Answer To My Prayer" 89 84 "Blue Boy" RCA RCA Last appearance of a Sedaka song in the Top 100 until the 1970s
1966 "The Answer Lies Within" "Grown-Up Games" RCA RCA
1966 "We Can Make It if We Try" 121 135 "Too Late" (1963) RCA RCA Last single of Sedaka's original tenure with RCA Records
1969 "Star-Crossed Lovers" "We Had a Good Thing Goin'" SGC Atlantic Reached #1 on pop charts in Australia
1969 "Rainy Jane" 131 "Jeannine" SGC Atlantic
1969 "Ebony Angel" "Puppet Man" MCA Not released as a single in the U.S.
1969 "Wheeling, West Virginia" "The Love Of A Woman" Festival Reached #20 on pop charts in Australia

1970s[edit]

Year Title Peak US Peak US Cashbox Peak US AC B-side Record Label in US Record Label outside US Notes
1971 "My World Keeps Getting Smaller Every Day" (Australian release) "Everything Is Beautiful" RCA Not released as a single in the U.S.. Beginning of short-lived reunion between Sedaka and RCA
1971 "I'm a Song (Sing Me)" "Silent Movies" in US and UK; "Gone With The Morning" in Australia Kirshner RCA
1971 "Superbird" "Rosemary Blue" RCA Not released as a single in the U.S.
1972 "Beautiful You" "Anywhere You're Gonna Be (Leba's Song)" Kirshner RCA Reached #43 on pop charts in UK
1972 "That's When the Music Takes Me" (UK release) "Don't Let It Mess Your Mind" RCA Not released as a single in the U.S. (yet). #18 in the UK.
1972 "Dimbo Man" "Trying to Say Goodbye" RCA Not released as a single in the U.S.. Final single of Sedaka's reunion with RCA.
1973 "Standing on the Inside" "Let Daddy Know" MGM Reached #26 on pop charts in UK. Not released as a single in the U.S..
1973 "Our Last Song Together" "I Don't Know What I Like About You" MGM Reached #31 on pop charts in UK
1973 "Love Will Keep Us Together" "Rock-'n'-Roll Wedding Day" Polydor First single to be released on Polydor label. Released in France; not released as a single in the U.S..
1974 "A Little Lovin'" "Lightning Ridge" Polydor Reached #34 on pop charts in UK. Not released as a single in the U.S.
1974 "Going Nowhere" "Brighton" Polydor Not released as a single in the US.
1974 "Laughter in the Rain" 1 (1 wk.) 1 (1 wk.) 1 (2 wks.) "Endlessly" (US); "Kiddio" (UK); "Betty Grable" (Belgium) Rocket Polydor Reached #15 on pop charts in UK. The U.S. release marked the first Sedaka release on the Rocket label.
1974 "That's When the Music Takes Me" (US release) 27 30 7 "Standing on the Inside" Rocket Previously released in the U.K.
1975 "The Immigrant" 22 28 1 (1 wk.) "Hey Mister Sunshine" (US); "Your Favorite Entertainer" (Europe) Rocket Polydor Dedicated to John Lennon
1975 "The Queen of 1964" "Solitaire" (live version, 1974) Polydor Reached #35 on pop charts in the U.K. Not released as a single in the U.S.
1975 "Bad Blood"
with Elton John (uncredited backing vocal)
1 (3 wks.) 1 (2 wks.) 25 "Hey Mister Sunshine" (UK); "Your Favorite Entertainer" (US); "Baby Blue" in Italy Rocket Polydor Certified gold, most successful individual single of Sedaka's career
1975 "New York City Blues" "Baby Blue" Polydor Released in Australia. Not released as a single in the U.S.
1975 "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" [slow ballad version] 8 7 1 (1 wk.) "Nana's Song" (US); "Lonely Night (Angel Face)" (UK) Rocket Polydor Gives Sedaka the rare distinction of having #1 hits (Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary) with two different versions of the same song.
1976 "Love in the Shadows" 16 17 4 "(Baby) Don't Let It Mess Your Mind" (US); "Nana's Song" (UK); "Love Will Keep Us Together" (West Germany); "No. 1 With A Heartache" (Rhodesia) Rocket Polydor
1976 "Steppin' Out"
with Elton John (noncredited backing vocal)
36 53 45 "I Let You Walk Away" Rocket Polydor
1976 "No. 1 With A Heartache" "Good Times, Good Music, Good Friends" Polydor Released in the U.K.. Not released as a single in the U.S.
1976 "You Gotta Make Your Own Sunshine" 52 55 7 "Perfect Strangers" Rocket Polydor Last single released on the Rocket label in the U.S.
1976 "My World Keeps Getting Smaller Every Day" (Filipino release) "The Father of Girls" RCA Re-issue from Sedaka's 1971 concert in Australia
1977 "Amarillo" 44 50 4 "The Leaving Game" Elektra Polydor First single to be released on the Elektra label in the U.S.
1977 "Alone at Last" 104 17 "Sleazy Love" Elektra Polydor
1977 "You Never Done It Like That" "Sleazy Love" Polydor Released in Australia; not released as a single in the US. Became Billboard Hot 100 chart Top 10 hit for The Captain and Tennille
1978 "All You Need Is the Music" Elektra
1978 "Sad, Sad Story" "Tillie The Twirler" (US);

"Love Keeps Getting Stronger Every Day" (UK)

Elektra Polydor

1980s[edit]

Year Title Peak US Peak US Cashbox Peak US AC B-side Record Label in US Record Label outside US Notes
1980 "Letting Go" 107 "It's Good to Be Alive Again" Elektra Polydor
1980 "Should've Never Let You Go"
with Dara Sedaka
19 21 3 "You're So Good for Me" Elektra Polydor Remake of a previous solo version by Neil from 1978, "Should've Never Let Her Go". Last appearance in the Billboard charts.
1981 "My World Keeps Slipping Away" 36 "Love Is Spreading Over The World" Elektra Polydor
1981 "Losing You" "On the Road Again" Elektra Polydor Last single to be released on the Elektra label in the US; Last single to be released on the Polydor label in the UK
1983 "Your Precious Love"
Neil & Dara Sedaka
15 "Searchin'" Curb MCA First single to be released on the Curb label; return of Sedaka to MCA label in Europe
1983 "Rhythm of the Rain" 37 "New Orleans" Curb
1986 "Love Made Me Feel That Way" Curb

EPs[edit]

Year Title Side 1 Contents Side 2 Contents Notes
1959 "I Go Ape!" (1) "I Go Ape!" & (2) "All I Need Is You" (3) "(Stop!) You're Knocking Me Out!" & (4) "I Belong To You"
1959 "Oh, Carol!" (1) "Oh, Carol!" & (2) "Going Home To Mary Lou" (3) "The Girl For Me" & (4) "I Ain't Hurtin' No More"
1961 "Little Devil" (1) "Little Devil" & (2) "Circulate" (3) "Calendar Girl" & (4) "We Kiss In A Shadow" An RCA 33 rpm "Compact Double"
1961 "Neil's Best" (1) "Oh, Carol!" & (2) "Stairway To Heaven" (3) "Run Samson Run" & (4) "The Diary" An RCA 33 rpm "Compact Double"
1963 "Alice In Wonderland" (1) "Alice In Wonderland" & (2) "Sweet Little You" (3) "Next Door To An Angel" & (4) "I Found My World In You" Released in France
1966 "Neil Sedaka in Hebrew and English" (1) "Oh, Carol!" (Hebrew) & (2) "You Mean Everything To Me" (Hebrew) (3) "Waiting For Never (La Terza Luna)" & (4) "Too Late" Released in Israel
1966 "My Yiddishe Momme" (1) "My Yiddishe Momme" (2) "Israeli Medley: (a) "Shalom Aleichem", (b) "Artza Aleinu", (c) "Tzena, Tzena, Tzena"; & (3) "Scapriaticciello" Released in Australia
1969 "Star-Crossed Lovers" (1) "Star-Crossed Lovers" & (2) "Rainy Jane" (3) "Jeannine" & (4) "We Had A Good Thing Going" Released in Australia on the Atlantic label
1976 "Make Your Own Sunshine" (1) "You've Gotta Make Your Own Sunshine" & (2) "New York City Blues" (3) "Summer Nights" & (4) "Tit For Tat" Released in UK; 33 rpm EP

Italian-language singles[edit]

All singles were released on the RCA Victor label except for "L'Addio"/"Passo E Chiudo" which was released on the Atlantic label.

Year Title Notes
1961 "Esagerata" ("Little Devil") b/w "Un giorno inutile" ("I Must Be Dreaming")
1962 "Tu non lo sai" ("Breaking Up Is Hard to Do") b/w "Finché vivrò" ("As Long As I Live")
1963 "La terza luna" ("Waiting For Never") #1-ranked hit in Italy in April 1963; b/w "Il re dei pagliacci" ("King of Clowns")
1963 "I tuoi capricci" ("Look Inside Your Heart") b/w "Non cercare un'altra bocca" ("Walk with Me")
1963 "Adesso no" b/w "Quando sorridi così"
1964 "La notte è fatta per amare" ("Another Day, Another Heartache") b/w "La forza del destino"
1964 "La luna a fiori" b/w "Ricordati ancora"
1965 "Non basta mai" b/w "Darei 10 anni"
1965 "E la vita continua" b/w "Sarà sarà"
1966 "Lettera bruciata" ("A Lover's Concerto") b/w "L'ultima foglia"
1969 "L'addio" ("Star-Crossed Lovers") b/w "Passo e chiudo" ("We Had a Good Thing Goin'")

German-language singles[edit]

All singles were released on the RCA label.

Year Title Notes
1961 "Crazy Daisy" ("Little Devil") b/w "Heute Sind Es Traume" ("I Must Be Dreaming")
1962 "Nur Ein Bild Von Dir" ("Pictures From The Past") b/w "Wenn Ich In Dein Fenster Seh" ("On The Outside Looking In")
1963 "Candy (Madchen Aus Old Germany)" b/w "So Wie Mein Baby" ("Wait 'Til You See My Baby")