Released in the U.S. in the Fall of 1974, "Laughter in the Rain" reached #1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart on February 1, 1975. It was Sedaka's comeback hit in America (after a string of hit singles in the early 1960s), and the first of several 70s hits for him. The song had previously been a hit in England, where it was first released.
Audio: The 1974 single version
Video: Neil's live performances on "Sedaka in Concert", and a 1983 BBC broadcast