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Valentine’s Day Blogger Serenade


Happy Valentine’s Day, Sophia!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mom!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Beautiful Bloggers of the Blogosphere

May We All Find True Love and Blog About it!

And now for your listening pleasure, I sing the classic "Love Will Keep Us Together," originally sung by the Captain and Tennille. 

My voice may not be perfect, but my heart is in the right place.


  1. Lauren

    I can’t think of a better way to start my day than by a seranade by you Neil.

  2. helen

    That is so sweet of you. ** kiss **

    You’re such a sweet guy… .. I sure hope you’ll find happiness always…. you definitely deserve it!

    Just wanna wish you a Happy Valentine. You’re gonna blog about your Valentine, right?? lol

  3. Fitèna

    Happy Valentine to you too Neil!
    You’re such a sweet Guy, if you just didn’t dress that bad… (sigh) lol!
    Take care, be good and party!


  4. Mine is a Gin

    The perfect antidote to my cynicism!
    Happy Valentine to you too

  5. Fitèna

    BTW, just listened to love… you have a humm… special voice 🙂

  6. MA

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Neil. Look! No one is loser today.

  7. anne

    A song…? For… for me? Aw…

    Have a great day, Neil.

  8. matahari3

    karaoke in the blogosphere – may catch on as a new trend

  9. Michele

    Thanks for the V-Day message. It brightened my morning.

    {hearts} from the frozen wasteland of Minnesota.

  10. Leesa

    I love it 🙂 How many other men serenaded their blogger friends?? Thanks, Neil!

  11. Pearl

    “A day without kisses is like a night without stars.”

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Neil.

  12. jenny

    Let me return the favor:

    Some say love it is a river
    that drowns the tender reed
    Some say love it is a razor
    that leaves your soul to bleed

    Some say love it is a hunger
    an endless aching need
    I say love it is a flower
    and you its only seed

    [ducks to avoid beer bottles]

  13. Margo

    That was beautiful.

  14. Elisabeth

    My Funny Valentine is actually my favorite Valentine’s song (especially when sung by Elvis Costello), but this one was rather cool too. Thanks, Neil. Happy Valentine’s Day to you.

  15. sara lee

    Love being serenaded! Thanks for a lovely Valentine’s Day Neil!

  16. anne arkham

    You freak.

  17. cruisin-mom

    That’s it, Neil…I’m dumping my husband and 2 kids…I’m yours.

  18. Kevin

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you as well!

  19. amanda

    happy valentine’s day! i will think of you as i treat myself to a heart-shaped box of assorted chocolates from duane reade. 🙂

  20. Trix

    Happy Valentine’s Day, darling. XOXO

  21. i ended up here... how?

    wow, you actually helped quell my cynicism.

    thanks! 🙂

  22. ms. sizzle

    having anyone sing to you is sweet, even if it is out of tune. 😉

  23. LisaBinDaCity

    Awww thanks Neil! Smooches!

    My bf and I listened to your song and had completely different responses 😉

    Have a good one!

  24. Michelle

    Awesome. I’m going to have the song stuck in my head for the rest of the day, aren’t I?

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  25. Anne-Marie

    your talent is wasted!!! brilliant.

  26. Used Hack

    That’s pretty cool. I don’t think Simon or Randy would send you to Hollywood, but you probably have a shot with Paula. 🙂

  27. 3rdtimesacharm( 3T )

    Your VD Blogger Serenade had me smiling Neil! Bravo!

    Hope you have a Happy VD.


  28. annie

    Right back at ya, dear Neil.

  29. Wendy

    Nice rendition! Did you know all the words or have to look it up? I ask because when I mentioned it to the hub, he broke into song. Is it is Jewish guy thing to know all the words to Captain & Tenille songs? I’ll have to ponder this a while.
    Happy Day!

  30. Tuck

    What’s next? – “I’m too sexy for my shirt”?

  31. Bill

    Well, that was very nice, if a bit odd. I had the huge Toni Tennille smile pictured the whole time I listened and that was a bit frightening. But it was appreciated nonetheless! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  32. Neil

    Wendy —

    Neil Sedaka, baby! He wrote it.

    By the way, maybe this is how those American Idol contestants delude themselves. I thought I sounded pretty good. Romantic and sexy. But Sophia said, “You sound like a mobster forcing the studio to cut a single.”

  33. Mel

    Sugar, that was better than flowers.

  34. Wendy

    Neil Sedaka, huh? Didn’t he sing “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do?”
    But that’s not a great Valentine’s song, I suppose.

  35. Jacynth

    Ahh, sookie sookie. Good stuff, Neil! Happy Vday!

  36. Paula

    You are an interesting critter, Neil. Definitely intriguing. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  37. claire

    ‘Sophia said, “You sound like a mobster forcing the studio to cut a single.”’

    She’s dead-on, but it’s still sweet. Thanks so much for the message, and happy Valentine’s day, Neil!

  38. Sandra

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Neil! You’ll be pleased to hear that I’m actually going out for drinks with a few friends — to a place where men who drink shitty beer and eat meat hang out. Sound unappealing to anyone? Well, it’s not — because they’re going to be straight!

    (cut to music playing, sky opening with light and doves flying by…)

  39. cherchezlafemme

    Delightful, but I thought we were all going to be Valentine’s Loser. May I recommend ”The Love is Gone” from Muppets Christmas Carol for next year …

  40. Nance

    That one line in there about how “one day your looks will be gone” still really pisses me off. Why is that even in there? It’s supposed to be a love song, and then he goes and reminds her that saggy boobs and grey hairs are just around the corner. Oy!

  41. Laura

    Do you do requests???

    MUSKRAT LOVE!!! If I’m not mistaken, it is a Captain/Tennille song as well. And feel free to substitute whatever varmit you want for muskrat…badger, weasel, ermine, etc…It’s the thought that counts, right??

  42. Neil

    Laura — I was more thinking of their other hit, “Do It To Me One More Time.”

    Nance — I think the song makes more sense when it is a woman singing it to a man — but not by much. But it is a catchy tune.

  43. DawnKelly

    “Young and beautiful, one day your looks will be gone”

    HEY! You are not the boss of me!

  44. Janet

    Love Will Keep Us Together? So the Your Song mention was just a horrible lie?!:)

  45. Jill

    Neil, you’re great!

  46. Eric W.

    Happy VD Day to you.

  47. ChickyBabe

    I like a sweet serenade… Happy Vday to you!

  48. Neil

    Janet — I said “Your Song” is the best love song. But do you really want to hear me sing that?

    Dawn — if I ever meet Neil Sedaka, I’ll ask him what the hell he was thinking with those lyrics. I’m just the singer. Don’t blame me.

    Eric — VD day? That doesn’t sound very romantic.

  49. Won't tell

    I’m having a glorious D-Day, that’s Dick, as in Cheney. VP’s should shoot someone before every Valentine’s Day.

  50. mernitman

    You are one brave and crazy motherf–ker.

  51. better safe than sorry

    very sweet, hope you enjoy your love day.

  52. Student Nurse

    Wickedly brave, you are.

  53. bella

    sing away, neil, sing away!

  54. darlin nikki

    That. Was. AWESOME! Just think if you had some muzak in the background; I see internet stardom…

  55. Danny

    This was the hit of my Valentine’s Day house, I played it for all of my visiting relatives from Chicago. But no fair, last time we got a clip of Sophia singing too.

    Shall I now out myself and say that I used to have a thing for Toni Tennille? I’m sure she’d love your reinterpretation of her Grammy Award-winning (oy!) song.

    Loved my Valentine from Sophia. How about posting her rendition of “Delta Dawn?”

  56. Peggy Nature


  57. modigli

    Hey Neil, that was so CUTE! I think original things like that are the BEST on days like Valentines, which have become so commericial. Pardon the pun, but I think you got right to the heart of it! 🙂

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

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