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.
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.
604988101423

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Format: CD
Label: JSMR
Rel. Date: 03/15/2019
UPC: 604988101423

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Singles 1957-1962
Artist: Neil Sedaka
Format: CD
New: Available $13.99
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DISC: 1

1. Snowtime
2. Laura Lee
3. Ring-A-Rockin'
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 1
10. You Gotta Learn Your Rhythm ; Blues 1
11. Crying My Heart Out for You 1
12. Oh! Carol 1
13. One Way Ticket (To the Blues) 1
14. Stairway to Heaven 1
15. Forty Winks Away 1
16. Run Samson Run 1
17. You Mean Everything to Me 1
18. Calendar Girl 1
19. The Same Old Fool 2
20. Little Devil 2
21. I Must Be Dreaming 2
22. Sweet Little You 2
23. I Found My World in You 2
24. Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen 2
25. Don't Lead Me on 2
26. King of Clowns 2
27. Walk with Me 2
28. Breaking Up Is Hard to Do 2
29. As Long As I Live 3
30. Next Door to An Angel 3
31. I?Belong to You

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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.