Cherry, Cherry

Album: The Feel Of Neil Diamond (1966)
Charted: 6
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  • Baby loves me
    Yes, yes she does
    Ah, the girl's outta sight, yeah
    Says she loves me

    Yes, yes she does
    Gonna show me tonight, yeah

    She got the way to move me, Cherry
    She got the way to groove me
    She got the way to move me
    She got the way to groove me

    Tell your mamma, girl, I can't stay long
    We got things we gotta catch up on
    Mmmm, you know
    You know what I'm sayin'

    Can't stand still while the music is playin'
    why'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 lighting

    She got the way to move me, Cherry
    She got the way to groove me
    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

    She got the way to move me, Cherry
    She got the way to groove me
    She got the way to move me
    She got the way to groove me

Comments: 11

  • Ian Spencer from Solihull, UkJust heard this on the radio without an intro and my assumption on hearing the intro was it was a Diamond cover of one of his Monkees songs. Then it went off piste but then it was a song that clearly has had several phrases lifted (by Diamond himself) for different Monkees songs - there's a game to be played there spotting them.

    The sound is very Monkees too, and you could imagine it was Davey Jones singing backing on this.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenI love songs where the rhythm is carried by non-percussion and this is one of the greatest ever. Diamond's early songs were so much better than all the schlock he did later, like "Heartlight."
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 17th 1966, Neil Diamond performed "Cherry, Cherry" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #24 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and about three weeks on October 9th, 1966 it would peak at #6 {for 1 week}...
    {See next post below}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 11th 1973, "Cherry, Cherry" (live version) by Neil Diamond entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #84; and on April 29th it peaked at #31 (for 2 weeks) and spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    Seven years earlier on August 14th, 1966 the original studio version of the song entered the Top 100 at position #88 and reached #6 (for 1 week) on October 9th and stayed on the Top 100 for 12 weeks...
    The live version was track six on side one from his 'Hot August Night' album (the album peaked at #5 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart)...
    Mr. Neil Leslie Diamond celebrated his 73rd birthday two months ago on January 24th (2014).
  • Sam Williams from Sherman Oaks, CaI've known this song for a long time, but I haven't noticed something about it that I've just noticed, but now I wonder. Was this song partially about sex? I mean the chorus "she got the way to move it Cherry" could refer to her dancing but they could also refer to something else. but it's the Line "I love the way you do me" that really struck a chord with me recently. It sounds like the line is blatantly a sexual innuendo, but I don't know for sure. It certainly couldn't have been "I love the way you do my hair" or taxes, but who knows..
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxMy all-time favorite of his. The lack of drums and Greenwich's eerie background vocals make it one-of-a-kind.
  • Coy from Palestine, TxJeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich DID not co-write this song. They encouraged Neil and helped him get started as an artist but they don't have a writing credit on Cherry, Cherry. Barry and Greenwich produced the record and Neil has said that Ellie came up with the "we've got the way to move you cherry" on the handclaps
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyWhen originally released in 1966 it peaked at #6, and then was re-released seven years later in 1973 and peaked at #31!!!
  • Teresa from Mechelen, BelgiumEllie Greenwich died on August 26 2009, Neil Diamond not only lost a talented songwriter and background singer but also a wonderful friend. R.I.P. Ellie and thanks for music.
  • Drew from B\'ham, AlDon, you forgot about something else by Neil Diamond: "Thank the Lord For the Night Time". Its similarity to "Cherry, Cherry" was probably intentional, for they're by the same artist. As for "What I Like About You" by the Ramones, I have no idea how intentional, if at all. The most subtle similarity I know is a note collection in both "I Go Crazy" by Paul Davis & "Babe" by Styx.
  • Don from Phoenix, AzI always get a kick out of it when two very different songs nevertheless have a similar line, rhythm, or chord progression. I started playing The Ramones' "What I Like About You" on the guitar, and my brother started singing "Cherry, Cherry." Good music is good music, whatever the context.
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