Neil Diamond Cherry Cherry

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Neil Diamond Cherry Cherry

Neil Diamond Cherry Cherry

Pop Rock

Neil Diamond wrote, composed and recorded the song “Cherry Cherry.” The arrangement was by Artie Butler, who is a songwriter in his own right as well as an arranger and keyboardist. Butler at the time was working at the famous Brill Building in New York, where he worked for Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller as well the hit-making team of Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. Barry and Greenwich produced “Cherry Cherry.” The song was released as a single in July 1966, and it became Neil Diamond’s first big hit. It went to #6 on the billboard Hot 100 and on Cash Box. The 1966 version of the song (there was another released in 1996), has Diamond on the lead vocal and Ellie Greenwich on background vocals. Butler is on keyboards. Session guitarist Al Gorgoni (who played on Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” and Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” contributed to the track as well.

Diamond was born Neil Leslie Diamond in 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. A singer, songwriter, and musician, Diamond is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.

Here are the lyrics to “Cherry Cherry” by Neil Diamond:

Baby loves me, yes, yes she does
Ah, the girl’s outta sight, yeah
Says she loves me, yes, yes she does
Mmm, gonna show me tonight, yeah

Hey, she got the way to move me,
Cherry
(She got the way to groove me)
Cherry, baby
She got the way to move me
(She got the way to groove me)
All right

Tell your mama, girl, I can’t stay long
We got things we gotta catch up on
Mmm, you know
You know what I’m sayin’
Can’t stand still while the music is playin’
All right

Y’ain’t got no right, no, no you don’t
Ah, to be so exciting
Won’t need bright lights, no, no we won’t
Gonna make our own lightning

Hey, she got the way to move me
Cherry
(She got the way to groove me)
Cherry, baby
She got the way to move me
(She got the way to groove me)

No, we won’t tell a soul where we gone to
Girl, we do whatever we want to
Ah, I love the way that you do me
Cherry, babe, you really get to me

Hey, she got the way to move me,
Cherry
(She got the way to groove me)
Cherry, baby
She got the way to move me
(She got the way to groove me)
Cherry….

For more songs by Neil Diamond: “Solitary Man” and “Girl You’ll Be a Woman Soon.”

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  1. […] For other songs by Neil Diamond: “Girl You’ll be a Woman Soon” and “Cherry Cherry.” […]

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