Although he was, in essence, a classically-trained concert pianist, NEIL SEDAKA became the first established Brill Building R&R songwriter to go on and carve out an equally successful singing career.
The pudgy-faced Sedaka may have looked an unlikely Teen Idol, but he racked up sixteen US hits between 1958-62.
This compilation features all his 45s issued between 1957-62, including his three pre-success collectors' rarities, 'Snowtime'/'Laura Lee', 'Ring-A-Rockin''/'Fly, Don't Fly On Me' and 'Oh Delilah'.
All his early US and UK hits are included herein, viz: 'The Diary', 'I Go Ape', 'You Gotta Learn Your Rhythm & Blues', 'Crying My Heart Out For You', 'Oh! Carol' (his first million-seller), 'One Way Ticket' (a #1 in Japan), 'Stairway To Heaven' 'Run Samson Run' 'You Mean Everything To Me' 'Calendar Girl' (a worldwide #1), 'Little Devil' 'Sweet Little You' 'Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen' 'King Of Clowns', 'Breaking Up Is Hard To Do' (his first US #1 record) and 'Next Door To An Angel'.
Sedaka has continued to reinvent himself throughout his career and still continues to tour and record, although he will be eighty this year.
2. LAURA LEE
4. FLY, DON'T FLY ON ME
5. OH DELILAH (The Marvels & Neil Sedaka)
6. THE DIARY
7. NO VACANCY (I'm Walkin' Round)
8. I GO APE
9. MOON OF GOLD
10. YOU GOTTA LEARN YOUR RHYTHM & BLUES
11. CRYING MY HEART OUT FOR YOU
12. OH! CAROL
13. ONE WAY TICKET (To The Blues)
14. STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
15. FORTY WINKS AWAY
16. RUN SAMSON RUN
17. YOU MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME
18. CALENDAR GIRL
19. THE SAME OLD FOOL
20. LITTLE DEVIL
21. I MUST BE DREAMING
22. SWEET LITTLE YOU
23. I FOUND MY WORLD IN YOU
24. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET SIXTEEN
25. DON'T LEAD ME ON
26. KING OF CLOWNS
27. WALK WITH ME
28. BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
29. AS LONG AS I LIVE
30. NEXT DOOR TO AN ANGEL
31. I BELONG TO YOU
|Release Date||March 8th, 2019|
|UPC Bar Code No||604988 10142 3|
Neil SEDAKA - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – The Singles 1957-1962
- Product Code: JASCD 1014
- Availability: In Stock