That's When the Music Takes Me
|"That's When the Music Takes Me"|
|Single by Neil Sedaka|
|from the album Neil Sedaka (US)|
|B-side||"Standing on the Inside"|
|Released||1972 (British Isles)|
July 1975 (North America)
|Genre||Pop, Easy Listening|
|Label||RCA (British Isles)|
Rocket (North America)
|Producer(s)||Neil Sedaka, 10CC|
|Neil Sedaka singles chronology|
The song became a hit in the UK and Ireland in early 1973, reaching the top 20 hit in both nations. It was released in the U.S. (#27) and Canada (#16) in 1975. It also became an Easy Listening hit, reaching the top 10 on both nations' Adult Contemporary charts.
"That's When the Music Takes Me" features backing by 10cc.
The song was notable for being one of the few hit songs in which Sedaka wrote the lyrics in addition to the music. He uses the song as the finale to his concerts.
- Neil Sedaka – piano, Fender Rhodes, lead vocals
- Graham Gouldman – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Lol Creme – guitar, backing vocals
- Kevin Godley – drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Eric Stewart – lead guitar, backing vocals
|Canada RPM Adult Contemporary||9|
|Canada RPM Top Singles||16|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||27|
|U.S. Billboard Easy Listening||7|
|U.S. Cash Box Top 100||30|
- "The Irish Charts – Search Results – That's When the Music Takes Me". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
- "Official Charts Company". Retrieved 2019-07-11.
- "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1975-08-23. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
- "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1975-09-06. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
- Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
- on YouTube