Best Neil Diamond Songs


The Top Ten

1 Sweet Caroline

I heard it the first time in glee, and I think is awesome, Neil Diamond was, is, and will always be a legend

I agree about the singing, but few came up to the magic of the lyrics in his songs.

Very good song, I am, I said, and Play Me are right there for great songs.

His singing was ok, but his songs will live forever

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3 Cracklin' Rosie

Was just reminded of it watching a taped performance, and had to come vote. Fun, catchy, inspired, rocking tune - with the under-appreciated line "Find us a Dream that don't ask no questions" - Billyv

Really nice song! A classic

Cracklin' Rosie was my favorite. I'm not sure why, but maybe because of the lyrics, plus it was happy and his voice got so low!

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4 Holly Holy

A great song. His best.

There is so much emotion in this song, definitely his best.

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5 Solitary Man UListen to Sample
6 America

I feel that the song "America" should have been rated number 2 because it really is a song of freedom and has an incredible outburst of Neil Diamonds striking singing skills.

Great song

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8 I Am...I Said

This is a very very touching song which could reach deeply into the soul and express the feeling of loneliness.

The sheer emotion in this song is so powerful

The lyrics don't quite have the intended Dylanesque effect, but no one (not even the chair) can deny their power, along with the music. When I first heard this song as a kid, it gave me chills. All these years later, it still does. Just a beautiful ode to the one-hand-clapping realities of life.

Stephen Crane: "A man said to the universe: 'Sir, I exist! ' 'However,' replied the universe,
'the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation.' "

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10 September Morn UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Play Me

You can't listen to Neil Diamond's songs and not have this song in his top ten.

Really, #27, no way this should not be in his top 10.

What great lyrics

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13 Longfellow Serenade

Best Neil Diamond song. Pure pop bliss. Great instrumentation.

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14 Forever In Blue Jeans

I love this song so much. I'm not going to say my age, but let's just say I'm an older millennial. Everyone these days is listening to rap and pop songs (though I still like those kinds of songs), this is what I'd prefer to listen to. It always brings me into a good mood, even at the worst of times

Love the chorus.

Top 5 at least!

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16 Heartlight UListen to Sample
17 Stones

Love his lyrics!

This is one of the most beautiful songs ever written... Think Forrest Gump's ode to Jenny if Forrest had the eloquence to express himself...

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20 Cherry, Cherry

Are you kidding me. This is one of the few Neil Diamond songs that they play on the radio and that because it is great. it is undoubtedly in his top three. DISGUSTING.

Disgusting? Or perhaps most people think he's created numerous great songs- dozens worthy of "top ten"'consideration.

If you think its "disgusting" that people don't think exactly like you on something like this, then you're likely to encounter a lot of problems with the everyday world, and I hope you can somehow turn the point of view around into something positive. - Billyv

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21 Soolaimoon UListen to Sample
22 You Don't Bring Me Flowers UListen to Sample
23 Hello Again UListen to Sample
24 Love On the Rocks UListen to Sample
25 I'm a Believer UListen to Sample
26 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

Love this song

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28 Hell Yeah UListen to Sample
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30 Desiree UListen to Sample
31 Kentucky Woman

Neil sings this with such feeling. Beautifully done. My favorite by him.

Good Song for Neil-better one for Waylan

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32 Porcupine Pie

The catchiest song ever made!

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33 Canta Libre UListen to Sample
34 Something Blue

This is an underrated song because Neil Diamond was older when he sung it.

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35 Long Gone

Give it a try - great song.

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36 Songs of Life UListen to Sample
37 Yesterday's Songs UListen to Sample
38 You're So Sweet UListen to Sample
39 A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You UListen to Sample
40 Brooklyn Roads

Top 15

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41 Crunchy Granola Suite UListen to Sample
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List Stats

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Sweet Caroline
2. Holly Holy
3. Cracklin' Rosie
1. Holly Holy
2. Solitary Man
3. Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon
1. America
2. Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show
3. Sweet Caroline

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