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A #1 Neil Diamond Hit He Thought Was a B-Side At Best

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Uni Records - 1972

Uni Records – 1972

Steve Goddard Steve Goddard
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Even great songwriters like Neil Diamond never know what’s going to be a hit with the public.  No one was more surprised about what turned out to be one of his biggest hits than Neil himself.  It’s a song he didn’t spend much time on in the studio, almost an afterthought at the session.  With 56 chart singles of his own, and not counting hit songs he’s written for other artists, there are a lot of songs to choose from.  Can you guess which one it is?

Here’s Neil with the story – and the song.

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