Billboard #1 Hits: #275: “Song Sung Blue”- Neil Diamond. July 1, 1972. #1 for 1 week in the Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Song Sung Blue”- Neil Diamond
  • Record Company-Uni
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Neil Diamond
  • Time: 3:15
  • B-side:”Gitchy Goomy”
  • Album- Moods
  • Grade: B+
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #14 in UK Singles Chart.

Back in 1992 my brother and I were traveling the country for six weeks -hitting historical spots/ National Parks and trying to see a baseball game at every Major League Baseball park. When we hit Seattle- in addition to the ballgame at The Kingdome- I had to see hotel that was used in Twin Peaks outside of town- on the show The Great Northern. That day we had time to kill and stopped at a mall. Cassette tapes were still in style back then and I had a lot of music for our road trip but at the record store in the mall we decided we wanted something a little different. We picked up a 2 cassette Neil Diamond Best Of- type of deal. That night after the game we drove all night listening to Neil. It wasn’t that we were fans- we just were familiar with his songs and thought a lot of them as being kind of campy. That night I kind of changed my opinion- the guy was pretty darn good especially his late 60’s to mid 70’s stuff. He turned easy easy listening. Anyway. “Song Sung Blue” isn’t one of my favorite Neil Diamond songs but I do like it well enough. “Song Sung Blue” was nominated in 1973 for Grammy’s for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. Neil Diamond has two solo #1’s- “Cracklin’ Rosie” and “Song Sung Blue.”

7 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #275: ” SONG SUNG BLUE”- NEIL DIAMOND – JULY 1, 1972

  1. a likeable enough song though not one of his very best or the year’s very best. Better than the one where he’s talking to his chair !
    That would be a good trip to do- I have that sort of on a bucket list , to see a game in every MLB park.

    • a lot of those ballparks I saw in the early 90’s are now history. I think right now I am at 17 of the current parks. 33 total from history/ now

    • My favorite- Tiger Stadium.. PNC is a close second. Others I really loved-Dodger Stadium. old Forbes Field, Wrigley and Fenway of course. Worst was Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Didn’t care for the baggie in Minnesota or King Dome in Seattle. KC has a very nice ballpark.

  2. Looks like you’ve overtaken me in your countdown… Congratulations! The two charts were really different in the early 70s, it seems – very few of the same number ones

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