EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #550-HE’ AIN’T HEAVY-HE’S MY BROTHER” AND #551: “DO IT”- NEIL DIAMOND

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #550 : “He Ain’t Heavy-He’s My Brother”- Neil Diamond. November 7, 1970.

  • Single: He Ain’t Heavy -He’s My Brother”- Neil Diamond
  • Record Company- Uni Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Bob Russell and Bobby Scott
  • Time: 4:30
  • B-side:”Free Life”
  • Album- Tap Root Manuscript
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #20 22 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

Best known as a hit single for The Hollies- a year earlier- [and The Hollies version which went to #7 is the superior record}- Neil Diamond also covered it and it made #20. 1970 a big year in Diamond’s career- 7 Hot 100 hits- 6 making the Top 40 and a #1 that year in “Cracklin’ Rosie.”

Neil Diamond - Do It / Hanky Panky (1970, Vinyl) | Discogs

#551- “Do It”- Neil Diamond. November 7, 1970.

  • Single: Do It”- Neil Diamond
  • Record Company- Bang
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Neil Diamond
  • Time: 2:18
  • B-side:”Hanky Panky”
  • Album- The Feel of Neil Diamond
  • Grade: A-
  • Peaked at #36 10 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

“Do It” was first released in 1966 – with the popularity Diamond was having in 1970- it finally became a hit- cracking the Top 40.

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