Neil Diamond – “Song Sung Blue” Live

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Neil Diamond Serenades The Audience With His Characteristic Soulful Voice!

It would’ve been delightful and memorable being part of the crowd! He often performed this in concerts and it’s always a crowd-pleaser. Neil Diamond wrote the song himself which has been inspired by Mozart’s Piano Concerto #21.

Diamond described “Song Sung Blue” in the liner notes to his 1996 compilation album, In My Lifetime, as a “very basic message, unadorned. I didn’t even write a bridge to it. I never expected anyone to react to “Song Sung Blue” the way they did. I just like it, the message and the way a few words said so many things.”

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It deserved its spot in the various hit charts and in 1973, it received two nominations in the Grammy Awards.

  • Number 1 in Billboard Hot 100
  • 12 weeks in the Top 40
  • Number 1 in the Adult Contemporary Chart for 7 weeks
  • Number 14 in the UK Singles Chart

Said Diamond, “Although the lyric says everything I wanted it to say, there’s not much meat to it, but it turned out to be a major, major copyright.”

 

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