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Album: The Jazz Singer soundtrackReleased: 1980Charted:
Diamond wrote this for the movie The Jazz Singer, which he starred in. He wrote this and four other songs for the soundtrack with the French singer/songwriter Gilbert Bécaud. It was originally called "Scotch on the Rocks" and had a reggae feel. Diamond and Bécaud didn't think much of it, but when they came up with the verse, they saw the song's potential and made it more of a ballad.
The Jazz Singer bombed at the box office and was bashed by critics, but Diamond's soundtrack did very well, going to #3 on the charts.
Diamond quotes this song in the movie Saving Silverman, where he played himself. When the lead characters explain that their best friend broke up with the love of his life, Diamond replies: "Love on the rocks. Ain't no big surprise."
This was used in the movie Donnie Brasco.