Overnight Success (Neil Sedaka album)

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Overnight Success
Neil Sedaka Overnight Success Polydor.jpg
Studio album by Neil Sedaka
Released 1975
Genre Pop
Label Polydor
Producer Robert Appère, Neil Sedaka
Neil Sedaka chronology
Laughter in the Rain
(1974) Laughter in the Rain1974
Overnight Success
Steppin' Out
(1976) Steppin' Out1976

Overnight Success is a 1975 studio album containing the works of Neil Sedaka. It was released in the UK and throughout Europe and Australia on the Polydor label. Later that same year, in the US, most of this album was issued under the title The Hungry Years, with two songs from the British album replaced on the American album.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Crossroads" 3:28
  2. "Lonely Night/Angel Face" 3:19
  3. "Stephen" 4:23
  4. "Bad Blood" (Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody) 3:09
  5. "Goodman Goodbye" *
  6. "Baby Blue" 3:32

(On the US album The Hungry Years, "Goodman Goodbye" was replaced with "Your Favorite Entertainer", which is 3:32 in length.)

Side two[edit]

  1. "The Queen of 1964"* 3:57
  2. "New York City Blues" 4:22
  3. "When You Were Lovin' Me" 4:35
  4. "The Hungry Years" 4:08
  5. "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" (Howard Greenfield, Neil Sedaka) (ballad version) 3:21

(On the US album The Hungry Years, "The Queen of 1964" is replaced with "Tit for Tat")



All the tracks from the British album were included in the Varese Serebande 1998 re-issue of the American album The Hungry Years; hence, although the re-issue contains the track listing of the American album, the British songs "Goodman Goodbye" and "The Queen Of 1964" were included as two of the four bonus tracks.

See also The Hungry Years


In April 2012, the album Overnight Success was re-issued by BGO Records in combination with the album The Tra-La Days Are Over on CD.