Which Artists Has Neil Diamond Written For?

Neil Diamond is a singer-songwriter and musician who has written many songs for himself and others. Some artists who have recorded and performed Neil Diamond’s songs include:

  • Elvis Presley
  • Johnny Cash
  • Glen Campbell
  • Dolly Parton
  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Billy Joel
  • Liza Minnelli
  • Art Garfunkel
  • The Monkees

The Monkees were a pop rock group that was active in the 1960s. Neil Diamond wrote several songs for The Monkees, including “I’m a Believer,” “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” “Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow),” and “Love to Love.” “I’m a Believer” became one of The Monkees’ biggest hits, reaching the top of the charts in the United States and the United Kingdom. The song has since been covered by numerous other artists and has become a classic of popular music.

Neil Diamond has also written songs for films and soundtracks, including “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” (from the film “The Jazz Singer”), “Heartlight” (from the film “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”), and “Holly Holy” (from the film “The Boomerang Effect”).

Many famous singers and songwriters have written songs that have been recorded and performed by other artists. Some examples of famous singers who have written songs for other people include:

  • Carole King: “You’ve Got a Friend” (recorded by James Taylor), “Up on the Roof” (recorded by The Drifters), “The Loco-Motion” (recorded by Little Eva)
  • Burt Bacharach: “I Say a Little Prayer” (recorded by Dionne Warwick and others), “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” (recorded by B.J. Thomas and others), “What the World Needs Now Is Love” (recorded by Jackie DeShannon and others)
  • Bob Dylan: “Mr. Tambourine Man” (recorded by The Byrds and others), “Blowin’ in the Wind” (recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary and others), “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” (recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary and others)
  • Joni Mitchell: “Both Sides, Now” (recorded by Judy Collins and others), “Big Yellow Taxi” (recorded by Joni Mitchell and others), “The Circle Game” (recorded by Tom Rush and others)
  • Prince: “Manic Monday” (recorded by The Bangles), “Nothing Compares 2 U” (recorded by Sinead O’Connor), “I Feel for You” (recorded by Chaka Khan)

Neil Diamond songs

Some of his most well-known and popular singles include:

  • “Cracklin’ Rosie”
  • “Sweet Caroline”
  • “Holly Holy”
  • “I Am… I Said”
  • “Song Sung Blue”
  • “Longfellow Serenade”
  • “Love on the Rocks”
  • “Hello Again”
  • “Red Red Wine”
  • “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” (with Barbra Streisand)

These are just a few examples of Neil Diamond’s singles. He has released many other songs that have also been popular with his fans.

How many records has Neil Diamond sold?

He has sold more than 130 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

March lasy year he sold his entire songwriting and recording catalogue to UMG in a deal rumoured to be worth over $250 million (£184 million).. In addition to his publishing and masters, the deal includes 110 unreleased tracks, an unreleased album, and archival video footage. The ‘Sweet Caroline’ singer said he was “thankful for the trust and respect” he’s built with Universal over the years.

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