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|The Hungry Years|
|Studio album by|
|Label||The Rocket Record Company|
|Producer||Neil Sedaka, Robert Appere|
|Christgau's Record Guide||C+|
The album is the American edition of Overnight Success, with two songs being replaced.
"Bad Blood," a duet with Elton John, hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, was certified gold, and was the most commercially successful single of his career; his followup, a slowed-down, bluesy remake of his 1962 #1 smash "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," hit #8 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart over December 1975-January 1976. "The Queen of 1964," from his British-released Overnight Success album, reached #35 in the UK in March 1975.
All tracks composed by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield; except where indicated
- "Crossroads" (Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody)
- "Lonely Night (Angel Face)" (Sedaka)
- "Bad Blood" (Sedaka, Cody) (duet with Elton John)
- "Your Favorite Entertainer" (Sedaka, Cody)
- "Baby Blue"
- "Tit for Tat"
- "New York City Blues" (Sedaka, Cody)
- "When You Were Lovin' Me" (Sedaka, Cody)
- "The Hungry Years"
- "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" (slow version)
Bonus Tracks from the 1998 CD re-issue
- (12) "Hey Mister Sunshine" (Dara Sedaka)
- (13) "The Queen Of 1964"*
- (14) "Betty Grable"
- (15) "Goodman Goodbye"* (Sedaka, Cody)
- "The Queen of 1964" was from Overnight Success; it was replaced by "Tit For Tat" in The Hungry Years.
- "Goodman Goodbye" was from Overnight Success; it was replaced by "Your Favorite Entertainer" in The Hungry Years.
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