Breakfast in America achieved classic album status almost instantaneously, reaching number three in the U.K. and selling over four million copies in the United States alone. For six weeks it was at the height of the U.S. album charts and eventually won the prestige of going platinum. "The Logical Song" was the album's first single, reaching number seven across the ocean and number six on Billboard, but more importantly it exposed the solid songwriting tandem of Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies. "The Logical Song" revealed their ability to inject contemplative, insightful lyrics into scintillating rock & roll that sounded bright and dynamic while still sounding British. Breakfast took over where Crime of the Century left off, with a slightly more astute AOR briskness that automatically attracted radio. Hodgson's compatible vocal style is amplified amidst the song's frolicking interplay of saxophone and keyboards, which would go on to be a trademark of the band. The next two singles from the album -- "Goodbye Stranger," which ended up at number 15, and the lonesome sounding "Take the Long Way Home" that peaked at number ten -- followed suit. Even though a string of albums took Supertramp into the '80s, the success and the formula of Breakfast in America would never again be paralleled.