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Love on the Rocks by Neil Diamond

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.
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Comments: 8

On January 4th 1981 "Love On The Rocks" By Neil Diamond peaked at #2 (for 3 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on October 26 and spent 20 weeks on the Top 100...
All three weeks it was at #2, "(Just Like) Starting Over" by John Lennon was the #1 record...
it reached #3 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
As stated above, the movie 'The Jazz Singer' didn't do well at the box office but the soundtrack produced three Top 10 records; beside this one there was "Hello Again" at #6 and "Amercia" at #8...
In twenty days on January 24th Mr. Diamond will celebrate his 73rd birthday.
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
"First they say they want you, man, how they really need you."Sandy - Enterprise, Fl
Hear how they really need you?Amanda - Melbourne, Australia
There is no "missing" word. If you watch the movie clip or even several videos of him singing this song live, he actually just sings "eeeeee" to fill in the beats. In this clip, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaCvZJbUx2w&feature=fvwrel, he doesn't sing "eeee" at all. He just goes into the "How they really need you" line, which is the next line of the song.Kathleen - Clinton, Md
Dang it I came here to find out what that word is... thought maybe "believe"...Jack - Mesa, Az
the best i can come up is " plead". but i have no idea. there is a word missing tho. and i checked all the other lyrics sites and none say the missing word. : (Lisa - Eveleth, Mn
First they say they want you, how they really need you.
Um.. I think there is a word missing somewhere?
Stephen - Melbourne, Australia
Although a Columbia (CBS in the UK) recording artist at the time, as a film tie-in, the soundtrack and related singles came out on Capitol.Zabadak - London, England
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