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Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together (1975)

Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together (1975)
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"Love Will Keep Us Together" is a popular song written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield, first recorded by Sedaka himself. Captain & Tennille's cover version, with instrumental backing by L.A. session musicians from the Wrecking Crew was a worldwide hit in 1975.

"Love Will Keep Us Together" was the title cut and lead single of Captain & Tennille's debut album, although "Captain" Daryl Dragon originally hoped that honor would go to the duo's rendition of "I Write the Songs". The single rose to #1 on both the Easy Listening and pop charts, staying atop the latter for four weeks starting June 21, 1975. It also hit the top of the 1975 year-end chart. In the U.S. it was the best-selling single of 1975.

"Love Will Keep Us Together" became a Gold record. It also won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in February 1976.

Dragon and Tennille acknowledged Sedaka's authorship — as well as his mid-1970s comeback — by working the phrase "Sedaka is back" into the song's fadeout, where the applause from the studio musicians can be heard. Their version would earn Sedaka and Greenfield a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year. 20 years later in 1995, they would re-record the song for their "Twenty Years of Romance" CD.

Captain & Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time (1980)

Captain & Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time (1980)
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Do That to Me One More Time is a song performed by American pop duo Captain & Tennille. It was their 8th chart-topping hit in the U.S., The song was included on the duo's 1979 album, Make Your Move, and was written by Toni Tennille. It features a Lyricon solo by saxophonist Tom Scott, though Captain mimed to this part on a descant recorder in the promotional video. Even though an edited version was released as a single, yet another version was created for their many TV performances promoting the song. This version contained a "natural" ending, opposed to the fade-out ending that was featured on the single and album versions. This version was mainly lip-synced by Tennille on such TV programs.

After a decline in popularity from the height of their success in the mid-1970s, the Captain and Tennille signed with Casablanca Records under the guidance of Neil Bogart. "Do That to Me One More Time" was a comeback for the duo, but they failed to achieve further success on Casablanca and their contract was not renewed. Vocalist and songwriter Toni Tennille played the song for Bogart at her house with husband Daryl Dragon in Pacific Palisades, California on an electric piano. Bogart reacted enthusiastically, saying: "That's a smash! There's no doubt in my mind that's going to be your first single.