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Album cover parody of Hot August Night (Remastered / Expanded) (2CD) by Neil Diamond
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This is the most recent information about Neil Diamond that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Neil Diamond, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Neil Diamond & Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond/Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamon

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Neil Diamond. Submitted by: ApostrophePosse

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"The Jazz Singer"Starred with the great Sir Laurence Olivier. - MOR
"Saving Silverman"He appeared in Saving Silverman and was well loved in the film.His appearence was not long in the movie,though. - Holden

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Neil Ruby Yet another birthstoneOpie M.
Neil SapphireAnother birthstone Opie M.
Neil Emerald Another birthstone Opie M.
Neil Cubic ZirconiumHe seems like a fake jazz singer.MOR

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Girl, You'll Be A-Drummin' Soon""Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon"Regina Haniger
"Girl, You'll Be A-Hummin' Soon""Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon"Regina Haniger
"Cor Caroli""Sweet Caroline"Star Gazer
"(Pork) Cracklin' Gravy""Cracklin' Rosie"MOR
"Girl, You'll Be In Woomera Soon""Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon"neptunevsmars

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Love On The Rocks,"Love cannot be laid onto rocks.Opie M.
"Cracklin' Rosie,"A woman cannot crackle.Frosty The Cat
"Guitar Heaven,"Musical instruments don't go to heaven!Isac
"Beautiful Noise,"Noises can't be seenIsac
"Love Burns,"Love is an emotion and has no flame to burn.Yvette Bristle

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Lips Like Sugar," Echo and The Bunnymen"Sweet Caroline," Neil Diamond
"Forever Your Girl," Paula Abdul"Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon," Neil Diamond
"Nobody's Perfect," Miley Cyrus"I Am, I Said," Neil Diamond
"Who's In The Strawberry Patch With Sally?," Tony Orlando and Dawn"I Am, I Said," Neil Diamond
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Hey Louse" originally "Hey Louise"
"Hilo" originally "Shilo"
Hilo = a city in Hawaii
Wendy Torrance
"Home Before Ark" originally "Home Before Dark"
Yvette Bristle
"Solitary Ma" originally "Solitary Man"
Candy Welty
"Tones" originally "Stones"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"I Aim...I Said" originally "I Am...I Said"
Candy Welty
"I Ram...I Said" originally "I Am...I Said"
Candy Welty
"I Dam...I Said" originally "I Am...I Said"
Candy Welty
"I Jam...I Said" originally "I Am...I Said"
Candy Welty
"I Pam...I Said" originally "I Am...I Said"
No. You Neil.
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Lore On The Rocks" originally "Love On The Rocks"
Might refer to graffiti
Jessica Childress
"Love On The Socks" originally "Love On The Rocks"
Jessica Childress
"Come Before Dark" originally "Home Before Dark"
"Hole Before Dark" originally "Home Before Dark"
Yvette Bristle
"Hose Before Dark" originally "Home Before Dark"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


May 24
a parody of "Solitary Man" by Neil Diamond
This is the LYRIC video for "Summer Silver Bird."
YouTube: (MP4)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Sweet Caroline""Stuck Down The Mine"The Parody Author
"Sweet Caroline""Bread, Cheese And Wine"The Parody Author
"Sweet Caroline""Quarter Past Nine"The Parody Author
"Sweet Caroline""Creepy Palestine"eel deal
"I am/ I said""I am /them they"Rich eddings
"Song Sung Blue""Pong From Loo"John A. Barry
"Kentucky Woman""Kentucky Gunman"John A. Barry
"Solitary Man""Summer Silver Bird"Parker Gabriel
"Solitary Man""Summer Silver Bird"Parker Gabriel
"Sweet Caroline""I'll Make You Mine"Glynn Leaney

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
AmericaDepartment of Immigrationjorge
Hello AgainPhone company/discount long-distanceIngeborg S. Nordén
Play MeMusical Instrument DealerMarilyn Westbury
HeartlightAsperin/Cardizem CQold
Song Sung BlueSelsun Blue dandruff shampooBarbara Ann

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Hello AgainTelephone Harrassment Report LineIngeborg S. Nordén
Forever In Blue JeansFormalwear shopMartha Irvin
Solitary ManDating AgencyFussBudgetVanPelt

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Bowling Green
   The Everly Brothers
Kentucky Woman
   Neil Diamond
Bowling Green, Kentucky Woman
Not the Same Bob
I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman
   Britney Spears
Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon
   Neil Diamond
I'm Not a Girl, but I'll Be a Woman Soon
Do You Remember Yesterday
   The Intruders
Yesterday's Songs
   Neil Diamond
Do You Remember Yesterday's Songs?
Give Your Heart A Break
   Demi Lovato
   Neil Diamond
Give Your Heartlight A Break
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Neil Young Diamond
Neil Young combined with Neil Diamond
Submitted By: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Marina And Neil Diamonds
Marina And The Diamonds combined with Neil Diamond
Submitted By: Mother Of Pearl Bailey
Blue Neil Diamond
The Blue Diamonds combined with Neil Diamond
Submitted By: Candy Welty
King Neil Diamond
King Diamond combined with Neil Diamond
Submitted By: Sarah Tonin

There are additional Neil Diamond Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Forever In Blue Jeans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Honey's sweet
But it ain't nothin' next to baby's teats
Original Lyrics:
Honey's sweet
But it ain't nothin' next to baby's treat
"Longfellow Serenade"
Misheard Lyrics:
Longhorn Serenade
Original Lyrics:
Longfellow Serenade
"Red Red Wine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Red, Red, Wine, staples to me.
Original Lyrics:
Red, Red, Wine, stay close to me.
"I'm a Believer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Get the point, man, honkin' on my dreams.
Original Lyrics:
Disappointment haunted all my dreams.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
Shy Love, when I was young I used to call you names
Original Lyrics:
Shilo, when I was young I used to call your name

Story about this misheard lyric by: Robert Sissons

I got this song completely wrong - it's about a lonely boy who has an imaginary childhood friend called Shilo. I thought it was about a man feeling sorry that he'd bullied another kid and called him names when he was young.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Sweet Caroline"
Better Lyrics:
Sweet Caroline, you don't pay your bills like you should. Now your card's been declined, because your credit is no good!
Original Lyrics:
Sweet Caroline, good times never seemed so good. I've been inclined to think they never would.
Submitted by: Edward
"Solitary Man"
Better Lyrics:
I'm one of the few who will stand proud and say loud:
'Here am I - Sterile Guy!'
I'm lookin' so sharp in my new three-piece pinstripe
Hazmat suit-- Ain't it cute?!?
Don't give me no pills, but until no-one sneezes
Here in my face with their nasty diseases
I'll be what I am:

A sanitary man
Sanitary man
Sanitary man...
Original Lyrics:
I've had it to here - being where love's a small world
A part time thing, A paper ring
I know it's been done havin' one girl who loves you
Right or wrong, weak or strong
Don't know that I will, but until I can find me
A girl who'll stay and won't play games behind me
I'll be what I am
A solitary man
Solitary man
Solitary man
Submitted by: hec
"Play Me"
Better Lyrics:
It was morning, I met her last evening
Today I woke up to find her lying
Beside me in bed. I softly said, 'I love you.'
For I've been lonely, in need of someone
She is the one, she belongs right here
And now she stirs, and my eyes meet hers
And she tells me
'You are a john, I turned a trick
My work is done, you make me sick
Pay me'
Original Lyrics:
She was morning and I was night time
I one day woke up to find her lying
Beside my bed I softly said 'Come take me'
For I've been lonely In need of someone
As though I'd done someone wrong somewhere
I don't know where
I don't know where Come lately
You are the sun, I am the moon
You are the words, I am the tune
Play me
Submitted by: Rick Cormier

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"I Am...I Said"
The Funny Lyrics:
I am I said To no one there
and no one heard at all, not even the chair.
Why They're Funny:
Boy, ole Neil was really stretching for a rhyme the day he wrote this song. I mean, does his chair normally perk up its ears when he declares his existence? It must be comforting for Neil to believe in a sentient race of anthropomorphic chairs, especially when he's struggling with his own existence so. But personally I think it would have been more characteristic and possibly more colorful and authentic if he had just said 'Not even my flares'.....Oh I know it's not nice to poke fun at Neil but he is *such* an easy target!
Submitted by: Leslie Copeland

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Sweet Caroline"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Sweet Caroline (bum bum bum)
Good times never seemed so good...
Why They're Repetitive:
Well, that's pretty deep Neil. Good times are good. Perhaps a thesaurus would have aided you on your quest for synonyms? Or...did you forget you already used the word? Why? Why did you write something that bad?
Submitted by: Kae

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Song Sung Blue"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Song sung blue -- every garden grows one.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Gardens DON'T grow songs!
Submitted by: Karen Smith
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
It was the third of June
On that summer's day
Why They're Nonsensical:
The third of June is in the spring (in the Northern Hemisphere) or in the autumn (in the Southern Hemisphere), never in the summer.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Play Me"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Song she sang to me Song she brang to me Words that rang in me Rhyme that sprang from me
Why They're Misrhymed:
Ungrammatical past tense of "bring." ouch! It sounds like she really "flang" herself at him.
Submitted by: cclatte

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Free, only want to be free we huddle close, hang on to a dream
On the boats and on the planes they're coming to America.
Why They're Inappropriate:
I understand what these lyrics mean they've just always came across as racist in a way the way there sang if you listen to the song, think about it, on the boats and on the planes, they're comin to America. I love my country but it's a horrible song IMO.
Submitted by: Random Guest
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
...being lost is worth the coming home.
Why They're Inappropriate:
Shouldn't it be, 'coming home is worth being lost? The lyrics don't seem to add up. Also, what is it about the 'chair' in this song. A. Huxley would be proud.
Submitted by: JEaton

Dated Song Lyrics:

"If You Know What I Mean"
The Dated Lyrics:
When we gave it away, for the sake of a dream
In a penny arcade, if you know what I mean
Why They're Dated:
While the song was written from a nostalgic viewpoint, the term "penny arcade" sounds almost like the late 19th/early 20th Century. By 1976 (the year the song was released), penny arcades were mostly obsolete, mostly being replaced by pinball arcades; soon after, they became known as video arcades.
Submitted by: RJSchex
"I'm Sayin' I'm Sorry"
The Dated Lyrics:
She's sittin' up there and fumin'.
She thinks I'm something inhuman.
She'd rather be with Paul Newman.
Why They're Dated:
Since Paul Newman died in 2008, he's probably no longer a good choice as to whom she'd rather be with.
Submitted by: Brenda Kohn

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Longfellow Serenade"
The Lyrics:
Longfellow serenade
Who They Mention:
Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Submitted by: Lance Crackers
"The Last Picasso"
The Lyrics:
The last Picasso
Who They Mention:
Pablo Picasso
Submitted by: Lance Crackers
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Headed For The Future"
The Song Lyrics:
Lean on me
And I'm gonna lean on you
Song They Mention:
"Lean On Me" originally sung by Bill Withers and then covered by Club Nouveau
Submitted by: Freddie Mercury Monarch Butterfly

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Kentucky Woman"
Opening Lines:
Kentucky woman, she shines with her own kind of light
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Beautiful Noise"
Opening Lines:
What a beautiful noise comin' up from the street
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Play Me"
The Made Up Words:
Neil sings, "Song she sang to me, Song she brang to me." Perhaps he should have checked his dictionary before wirting these lyrics.
Submitted by: Glenn
The Made Up Words:
I couldn't find in in the dictionary linked to That is usually an indicator of a non-real word. So I assume he made it up. Hearts don't really have lights, anyway,
Submitted by: Lucinda Blair

Song Title Space Change:

"For Eve R. In Blue Jeans" originally "Forever In Blue Jeans"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"Beautiful No Is E" originally "Beautiful Noise"
Submitted by: Peter
"Beautiful No, I Se" originally "Beautiful Noise"
Neil contradicts himself in Spanish.
Submitted by: Peter
"Front Page's Tory" originally "Front Page Story"
Tory: political party in UK & Canada
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Cracklin' Rosie"
The Lyrics:
Oh, I love my Rosie child.
She got the way to make me happy.
You and me, we go in style.
Cracklin' Rose, you're a store bought woman.
You make me sing like a guitar hummin'.
So hang on to me, girl,
Our song keeps runnin' on.
The most distinctly grammatical error here is in the second line above, which ought to be "She has the way to make me happy." A usual grammatically incorrect substitution for "He has" or "She has", etc., is "He's got" or "She's got", etc., which sometimes get transformed still more by omitting the apostrophe and "s", as in the second line above. But more grammatically confusing in this whole passage is the sudden shift from singing of the title character in the third person in the first two lines above to addressing someone in the second person thereafter. Technically the third line above is ambiguous as to whom he's addressing, because "You" in that line has no antecedent. In the fourth line he calls the addressee by name, so I guess listeners are meant to assume in retrospect that he was already addressing her in the third line. But that is technically ambiguous since immediately before the third line he was referring to her in the third person.
Submitted by: Karen Smith
"Play Me"
The Lyrics:
Song, she sang to me; Song, she brang to me
"Sang" is indeed the past tense of "sing", but that doesn't mean that "brang" is the past tense of "bring"
Submitted by: RJSchex

Band Name Anagrams:

Did Nemo Nail? Submitted by: Sarah
I Led Damon In Submitted by: Joe
No Ideal Mind Submitted by: Sammy
I'm Done, Linda Submitted by: Alexis
I Land In Dome Submitted by: Candy Welty

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"I Sweeten Carol" originally "Sweet Caroline"
Submitted by: Wendy Torrance
"Wise To Carlene" originally "Sweet Caroline"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Nicole Saw Tree" originally "Sweet Caroline"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Celia Owes Rent" originally "Sweet Caroline"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Alice Owes Rent" originally "Sweet Caroline"
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Kentucky Woman"
The Lyrics:
She gets to know you,
She gets to hold you,
Kentucky woman.
The state of Kentucky used to be spelled Cane-tuck-ee, Cantucky, Kain-tuck-ee and Kentuckee.
Submitted by: Kathy
"I Am...I Said"
The Lyrics:
Well, I'm New York City born and raised
But nowadays, I'm lost between two shores.
LA's fine, but it ain't home.
New York's home but it ain't mine no more.
Refers to New York City, and to Los Angeles, California. If the Atlantic and Pacific shores of the U.S. also count as places, a reference to those could also be cited.
Submitted by: Regina Haniger

Song Title Acrostics:

BOW: "Broad Old Woman"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
DYE: "Dry Your Eyes"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
PM: "Play Me"
Submitted by: MOR

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"You Don't Mend Sea Flowers" originally "You Don't Send Me Flowers"
Submitted by: Tiffany Llewellyn-Affit
"I Sam....I Ed" originally "I Am....I Said"
Neither Sam nor Ed uses good grammar.
Submitted by: Sonya Raynos
"Rove On The Locks" originally "Love On The Rocks"
Submitted by: MOR
"Rack Lynn Cozy" originally "Cracklin' Rosie"
The way she likes to be racked
Submitted by: Benski Korhonen
"May Plea" originally "Play Me"
Submitted by: Joanna Whitmire

There are additional Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Canta Libre"
The Lyrics:
Canta libre, Canta vida, de mi madre, y mi padre,
Canta mi corazon, Para los ninos, y sus ninos, canta libre
lyrics in spanish, rest of song in English
Submitted by: adam

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Play Me"
The Lyrics:
You are the Sun, I am the Moon,
You are the words, I am the Tune,
Play Me.
You are the Pun, I am the Moon,
You are the words, I am the Tune,
Slay Me.
Submitted by: Rhoda Dohr

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Deal Nimond originally "Neil Diamond"
Submitted by: MOR

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Sweet Caroline"
NBC News during the last decade sometime one night was ending their installment chock full of tales of hate, war, corruption and arrogance with some "cutesy-wutsey" heart-tugger like they always do. They reported that Neil Diamond's hit "Sweet Caroline" was inspired by Caroline Kennedy (daughter of President JFK). The song was written around 1960 when Caroline wasn't even a teenager yet. And on top of that - they call this bit of trivial chicken doo-doo NEWS???
Submitted by: Watt The Devil

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

De Beers Diamond Co.
Because his last name is Diamond
Submitted by: Ian

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Solitary Man"
2009 film with Michael Douglas
Submitted by: Sutch
"Kentucky Woman"
1983 U.S. TV movie with Cheryl Ladd
Submitted by: Sutch
"Hello Again"
1987 film w/ Shelley Long & Corbin Bernsen
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

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