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|Studio album by Neil Sedaka|
|Label||Elektra (US); Polydor (Europe)|
|Neil Sedaka chronology|
A Song is an in-studio album containing the works of American pop star Neil Sedaka. It was produced by George Martin and released in 1977 on the Elektra label in the US, marking the beginning of Sedaka's association with Elektra, which would run through 1981. Outside of the US, A Song was released on the Polydor label.
- "A Song"
- "You Never Done It Like That"
- "The Leaving Game"
- "Alone at Last"
- "Hollywood Lady"
- "I've Never Really Been in Love Before"
- "One-Night Stand"
- "Hot and Sultry Nights"
- "Sleazy Love"
- "Tin Pan Alley"
- "A Song" (reprise)
Five of the songs from this album made their way onto 45 rpm singles: "Amarillo" with its B-side "The Leaving Game", and "Alone At Last" with its B-side "Sleazy Love". In Australia, "You Never Done It Like That" saw a 45 rpm release as well, with "Sleazy Love" as its B-side. "Amarillo" reached #44 on the US pop charts; "Alone At Last" failed to crack the Hot 100 because it was never released as a single.*
- (I'm sitting with Neil Sedaka now and he informs me the reason it "failed to crack the Hot 100' is because it was never released as a single.)
CD Re-issue from vinyl
2014 Vinyl Reissue
In 2014, JDC Records re-released "A Song" on vinyl.
- "Amarillo" had originally been written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield for the British pop star Tony Christie, who made a #18 hit out of it. Later in the 2000s, "Amarillo" would enjoy newfound popularity thanks to comedian Peter Kay using the Tony Christie version in a number for Comic Relief.
- Captain & Tennille produced a cover version of "You Never Done It Like That" in 1978, which went to #10 on the US pop charts.