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Encyclopedia > Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (song)

"Breaking Up is Hard to Do" is a song recorded by Neil Sedaka. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 11 in 1962. Originally an uptempo song, Sedaka re-recorded it as a ballad in 1975 and the new version peaked at number eight in February of the following year plus went to number one on the Adult Contemporary chart. Neil Sedaka 2005 Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American pop singer, pianist, and songwriter often associated with the Brill Building. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...


The song was later performed as a duet featuring Neil Sedaka and Norwegian singer Sissel Kyrkjebø. Neil Sedaka 2005 Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American pop singer, pianist, and songwriter often associated with the Brill Building. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 1984, the song was parodied by the American Comedy Network as "Breaking Up is Hard On You (a/k/a Don't Take Ma Bell Away from Me)", in response to the forced breakup that year of AT&T. It reached number 70 on the Billboard charts. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article describes the former AT&T Corp. ...


"Breaking Up is Hard to Do" has been covered by numerous other artists over the years, including:

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Preceded by
"Roses Are Red (My Love)" by Bobby Vinton
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
August 11, 1962
Succeeded by
"The Loco-Motion" by Little Eva

 
 

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