Charted at #14 on Billboard Hot 100 in December 1958 and #25 on R&B chart. Neil's first hit. This was the first song I ever heard by Neil and I became a fan instantly. I sang this song to a girl whom I liked in high school. At the line, "oh darling, I'm so in love with you", I substituted her name for "darling" which made her blush quite a bit.
Original Billboard review: "Sedaka has a fresh, new sound that could catch on. "Diary" is a cute topical theme about a lad who wonders how he rates in his chick's diary. The tune is a rockaballad."