Over the last few days Musicvein has been looking back over the songs that created a rumbling in the charts between artists.
We’ve heard of Frankee vs Eamon and Bo Diddley vs Muddy Waters – today on Cupid’s day we look at the yearning of Neil Sedaka on ‘Oh Carol’.
Said to be written about his past high-school sweetheart Carole King, ‘Oh Carol’ reached international heights in 1959. “…There will never be another, ‘Cause I love you so…” he sings.
As the song struck the hearts of Carol’s around the globe and reached the ears of Mrs King – her husband quickly wrote the reply lyrics for Carole to repay.
In the response titled ‘Oh Neil’, released in 1960, King sarcastically sings about her romance with Sedaka “Oh Neil, I loved you for so long…I never hoped that you’d remember me…”
The tongue in cheek song by Carole King wasn’t a major hit but still made people smile. In this case, I think Sedaka wins the round.
Who takes the round for you? Keep your eyes peeled for Round 4 tomorrow on Musicvein.