Neil Diamond – “Forever in Blue Jeans” Live
An Unforgettable Classic Melody From Neil Diamond
“Forever in Blue Jeans” was written by Neil Diamond and guitarist Richard Bennett. It was a huge hit! His fans loved the uptempo beat and feel-good melody and it was a chart-topper:
- Number 20 in Billboard Hot 100
- Number 2 in the Easy Listening Chart (1979)
- Number 16 in the UK Chart
- Number 11 in the Canadian Chart
According to Cotton Incorporated “Neil Diamond might have been right when he named his 1979 #1 hit “Forever in Blue Jeans”: 81% of women are planning their next jeans purchase to be some shade of blue.” The song has been used to promote the sale of blue jeans, most notably Will Ferrell, impersonating Neil Diamond singing, for The Gap. Coincidentally, Diamond himself did radio ads for H.I.S. brand jeans in the 1960s, more than a decade before he sang this song.
This song was included in the album, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.” And during his live performance, the audience love grooving to this classic.
Diamond said that the message of this song is that “the simple things are really the important things.” The song is certainly not literal, as Diamond is rarely seen wearing blue jeans. – David Wild