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* LyricalDissonance: "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" is a cheerful-souding song about the pain of breaking up. The later SofterAndSlower cover is a better match.

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* LyricalDissonance: "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" is a cheerful-souding song about the pain of breaking up. The later SofterAndSlower slower and darker cover is a better match.


He has written many well-known songs including "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8_oucBYblI Stupid Cupid]]" (sung by Connie Francis), "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqLLDZvbG-U Is This the Way to Amarillo]]" (sung by Tony Christie), "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille, and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pz8WDI-DhI Oh! Carol]]" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzh4_W1KQ0 Breaking Up is Hard to Do]]" (sung by himself).

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He has written many well-known songs including "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8_oucBYblI Stupid Cupid]]" (sung by Connie Francis), "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqLLDZvbG-U Is This the Way to Amarillo]]" (sung by Tony Christie), "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille, Music/CaptainAndTennille, and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pz8WDI-DhI Oh! Carol]]" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzh4_W1KQ0 Breaking Up is Hard to Do]]" (sung by himself).


Neil Sedaka (born March 13,1939) is a [[SingerSongwriter singer/songwriter]] active from 1957. He mostly writes his own songs and frequently collaborates with lyricists Howard Greenfield and Phil Cody.

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Neil Sedaka (born March 13,1939) 13, 1939) is a [[SingerSongwriter singer/songwriter]] active from 1957. He mostly writes his own songs and frequently collaborates with lyricists Howard Greenfield and Phil Cody.

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* AscendedExtra: His backing band on the albums ''Solitaire'' and ''The Tra-La Days Are Over'' renamed themselves [[Music/TenCC 10cc]] and became stars shortly afterwards.

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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: In "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen", the narrator sings about being attracted to his childhood friend now that she turned 16.


* GroupieBrigade: "Queen of 1964", about an old groupie who used to claim, amongst other things, that she once '[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar had]]' MickJagger (getting a kick and a black eye from Bianca Jagger for it).

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* GroupieBrigade: "Queen of 1964", about an old groupie who used to claim, amongst other things, that she once '[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar had]]' MickJagger Music/MickJagger (getting a kick and a black eye from Bianca Jagger for it).


* TheSixties: When some of his well-known songs came out. Took a hiatus when TheBeatles emerged.

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* TheSixties: When some of his well-known songs came out. Took a hiatus when TheBeatles Music/TheBeatles emerged.

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** The early single "Laura Lee"/"Snowtime" goes even farther, with Sedaka becoming his own vocal quartet.

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* IWasQuiteALooker: Jenny, the Queen of 1964.


* BoDiddleyBeat: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9zMo-BPADU Bad Blood]]".
* BreakUpSong: "Breaking Up is Hard to Do".

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%% * BoDiddleyBeat: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9zMo-BPADU Bad Blood]]".
%% * BreakUpSong: "Breaking Up is Hard to Do".



* CaughtInTheRain: "Laughter in the Rain".

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%% * CaughtInTheRain: "Laughter in the Rain".



* UsefulNotes/ComicRelief: Composer of the song from 2005 "Is This The Way To Amarillo", mimed by Creator/PeterKay.
* DooWopProgression: "Oh! Carol".

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* UsefulNotes/ComicRelief: Composer of the song from 2005 "Is This The Way To Amarillo", mimed by Creator/PeterKay.
%% * DooWopProgression: "Oh! Carol".



* GirlNextDoor: "Next Door to an Angel".

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%% * GirlNextDoor: "Next Door to an Angel".



* LoveGoddess: In "Stupid Cupid".

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%% * LoveGoddess: In "Stupid Cupid".



* OneWomanSong: "Oh! Carol".

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%% * OneWomanSong: "Oh! Carol".



* RearrangeTheSong: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do".

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%% * RearrangeTheSong: "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do".



* SillyLoveSongs

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%% * SillyLoveSongs



* TenorBoy
* TitleOnlyChorus: "Betty Grable".

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%% * TenorBoy
%% * TitleOnlyChorus: "Betty Grable".



* TwelveBarBlues: "Stupid Cupid", popularised by Connie Francis.
** "I Go Ape".

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"Stupid Cupid", popularised by Connie Francis.
%% ** "I Go Ape".


* AnswerSong: "Oh Neil!" was CaroleKing's answer to "Oh! Carol"; the pair dated briefly and remained good friends for decades after.

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* AnswerSong: "Oh Neil!" was CaroleKing's Music/CaroleKing's answer to "Oh! Carol"; the pair dated briefly and remained good friends for decades after.


* UsefulNotes/ComicRelief: Composer of the song from 2005 "Is This The Way To Amarillo", mimed by PeterKay.

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* UsefulNotes/ComicRelief: Composer of the song from 2005 "Is This The Way To Amarillo", mimed by PeterKay.Creator/PeterKay.

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* GirlNextDoor: "Next Door to an Angel".


* NamesTheSame: Believe it or not, LedZeppelin's quintessential hit was not the first song to be entitled "Stairway to Heaven". Eleven years earlier, in 1960, Sedaka also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_9j8jlCwfc recorded a song with that title]]. Interestingly enough, Sedaka's song managed to hit number nine on the Billboard charts -- while Led Zeppelin's song never even hit the charts, as it was never released as a single.



* SimilarlyNamedWorks: "Stairway to Heaven", long before LedZeppelin's song of the same name.

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