That's When the Music Takes Me

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"That's When the Music Takes Me"
That's When the Music Takes Me - Neil Sedaka.jpg
Single by Neil Sedaka
from the album Neil Sedaka (US)
Solitaire (UK)
B-side"Standing on the Inside"
Released1972 (British Isles)
July 1975 (North America)
GenrePop, Easy Listening
LabelRCA (British Isles)
Rocket (North America)
Songwriter(s)Neil Sedaka
Producer(s)Neil Sedaka, 10CC
Neil Sedaka singles chronology
"The Immigrant"
"That's When the Music Takes Me"
"Bad Blood"

"That's When the Music Takes Me" is a song written and originally recorded by Neil Sedaka in 1972. It is a track from his Solitaire LP, as it was billed in the UK, entitled as Neil Sedaka in the U.S.

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.


Chart history[edit]

Chart (1972–73) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[1] 15
UK[2] 18
Chart (1975) Peak
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary[3] 9
Canada RPM Top Singles[4] 16
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 27
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 7
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 30


  1. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – That's When the Music Takes Me". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "Official Charts Company". Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 1975-08-23. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 1975-09-06. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X

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