Published on June 27, 2016
“Love Will Keep Us Together” is a song written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield. It was first recorded by Sedaka himself in 1973 and was released as a single in France. American pop duo Captain & Tennille covered the song in 1975, with instrumental backing by L.A. session musicians from the Wrecking Crew and had a worldwide hit with their version.
“Love Will Keep Us Together” first appeared on Neil Sedaka’s 1973 studio album The Tra-La Days Are Over which did not have a US release. His version of the song made its US album debut on the 1974 compilation album Sedaka’s Back. The song was released as a single in France, on the Polydor label. In West Germany, Sedaka’s original song was also included as the B-side of his 1976 hit, “Love in the Shadows.”
In 2009, Neil Sedaka rerecorded a spoof of his song, renaming it “Lunch Will Keep Us Together” for his first children’s CD Waking Up Is Hard To Do