Cherry, Cherry (Neil Diamond)

4 JULY 1966

Neil Diamond’s ‘Cherry, Cherry’ was released in the US this month, rising to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts as his first big hit. It did not chart anywhere else except Australia, where it reached #40. This was not quite Diamond's launchpad to superstardom as it remained his biggest hit until the 1969 release of 'Sweet Caroline', 13 singles later.

‘Cherry, Cherry’ was described in a 2008 Rolling Stone article as 'one of the greatest three-chord songs of all time'.

B-side: ‘I'll Come Running’ 
Released: July 1966
Highest chart position: #6 (US)
Length. 2:39 
Label: Bang
Writer. Neil Diamond