“Laughter in the Rain,” “Love Will Keep Us Together,” “Calendar Girl,” “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” and “Oh! Carol” are some popular Neil Sedaka songs. Neil Sedaka is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, composer and author. “Stupid Cupid,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Run, Samson, Run,” “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen” and “Next Door to an Angel” are some other popular Neil Sedaka songs.Continue Reading
Born on March 13, 1939, Neil Sedaka has co-written or written over 500 songs. As an artist, he has sold millions of records. He collaborated with Phil Cody and Howard Greenfield to write songs and has written for himself and others. He was briefly part of The Tokens in its early years. “Snowtime” was Sedaka’s first single. “Stupid Cupid,” released in 1958, was Sedaka’s first international hit.
“Oh! Carol!,” one of the biggest hits of Sedaka, was written for Carole King, his former girlfriend. By 1963, Sedaka had sold over 25 million records. Sedaka did not release any new songs from 1963 to 1970.
He made a comeback in 1970 in London. After a few songs with limited success, he released “Laughter in the Rain,” which became his breakthrough hit. This was followed by another hit album “Sedaka’s Back.” “Love Will Keep Us Together” from the album "Got Sedaka." He became a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee in the late 1980s.Learn more about Art & Literature