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Holly Holy by Neil Diamond

Album: Touching You Touching MeReleased: 1969Charted:
  • In an interview with the BBC, Diamond said of this song: "What I tried to do was create a religious experience between a man and a woman, as opposed to a man and a god."
  • This features a Gospel choir and a string section arranged by Lee Holdridge.
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Comments: 7

No way is this his best song -- sorry. Try "September Morn" for piquant lyrics, memorable melody, evocative emotions and just plain greatness.Sandy - Fl
On November 30th 1969, Neil Diamond performed "Holly Holy" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
At the time the song was at #16 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and twenty-one days later on December 21st, 1969 it peaked at #6 for 1 week... {See next post below}
On the same 'Sullivan' show he also performed "Sweet Caroline"; it reached #4 for two weeks on July 31st, 1969.
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
On December 21st 1969, "Holly Holy" by Neil Diamond peaked at #6 (for 1 week) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on October 26th and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
It reached #5 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and #3 on the Australian RPM Top Singles chart...
Mr. Diamond with celebrate his 73rd birthday next month on January 24th.
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
On December 20th 1970 "Holly Holy" by Jr. Walker and the All-Stars entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart for a five week stay, peaking at #75...
It reached #33 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
R.I.P. Mr. Walker, born Autry DeWalt Mixon, 1931 - 1995.
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
Diamond loves melody and believes that words are subject to interputation by the listener. He has given several "versions" of the meaning of "Holly Holy" but it may not mean anything at all except what you wish it to mean. The bass notes on the song are terrific and the song is a blazing paean.Coy - Palestine, Tx
The first time I heard this song was from the album...."Touching You Touching Me".....great song, great album!!!!!!Rick - Belfast, Me
Neil Diamond's Best Song "Holly Holy"Mixermatt - Bloomington, Mn
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