The Immigrant (Neil Sedaka song)

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"The Immigrant" is a 1975 single written by Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody and performed by Sedaka. The single was the second release from his album, Sedaka's Back. "The Immigrant" was dedicated to John Lennon and the immigration problems that he faced. The single peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent one week at number one on the Easy Listening chart in May 1975.[1] According to Philip Cody, the lyric writer of The Immigrant, the song was originally written as a tribute to his father, Anthony Feliciotto, who came to America from Sicily in 1930.

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary[2] 3
Canada RPM Top Singles[3] 9
New Zealand (RIANZ)[4] 17
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 22
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 1
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 28

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 218.
  2. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 1975-05-17. Retrieved 2019-05-12.
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 1975-06-07. Retrieved 2019-05-12.
  4. ^ Flavour of New Zealand, 8 August 1975
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X

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