November 1972 – a song popular in this month – Song Sung Blue by Neil Diamond
This was inspired by Mozart’s “Piano Concerto no. 21.” It’s probably the bounciest hit inspired by the classical composer.
Interesting facts about Song Sung Blue & Neil Diamond
Diamond: “This is one to which I never paid too much attention. A very basic message, unadorned. I didn’t even write a bridge to it… I had no idea that it would be a huge hit or that people would want to sing along with it.”
He wears shiny shirts adorned with beads on stage. This can come off as cheesy, but he does it to make himself easier to see.
Neil Diamond gets asked to play “Sweet Caroline” all the time, but he revealed during a Reddit AMA that his favorite song to perform is “I Am…I Said.”
Other artists to record this song include Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Wayne Newton, and the Scottish Punk band Altered Images.
This information was provided by Songfacts.com