7. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
- #4 for 2 Weeks in 1969 (August)
- Best higher charting song: A Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash
- Worst higher charting song: In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
- Top 100 #4 Hits 1955-2003 Rank: #54
Why such a big jump for this 60s Diamond tune?
- 60s Diamond continues to astound in the same way that 70s and later Diamond contintues to hurt.
- Sweet Caroline has become a staple of sporting events and the "dun dun dun" can be recited by anyone with any familiarity with popular music.
- In the intervening ten years John married a Neil Diamond fan and named his daughter Caroline.
Guess which one is most responsible.
Coming up: #6 - "I smoke old stogies I have found"