Desiree (song)

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"Desiree"
Desiree - Neil Diamond.jpg
Single by Neil Diamond
from the album I'm Glad You're Here with Me Tonight
B-side "Once in a While"
Released November 1977 (1977)
Genre Pop, Rock
Length 3:19
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Neil Diamond
Producer(s) Bob Gaudio
Neil Diamond singles chronology
"Lady-Oh"
(1977)
"Desiree"
(1977)
"God Only Knows"
(1978)

"Lady-Oh"
(1977)
"Desiree"
(1977)
"God Only Knows"
(1978)

"Desiree" is a 1977 song written and recorded by Neil Diamond and included as a track on Diamond's 1977 album, I'm Glad You're Here with Me Tonight. The single peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number one on the U.S. Easy Listening chart to become his fifth number one on that chart.[1] The song likewise reached number one on the Canadian AC chart.[2]

It was used as the first long-distance dedication on American Top 40 on the show aired August 26, 1978.

Chart history[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1977-78) Peak
position
Australia KMR[3] 29
Belgium 24
Canada RPM Top Singles[4] 8
Germany 25
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 6
Netherlands 21
New Zealand[6] 5
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[7] 4
UK (OCC) 39
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 16
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 1
US Cash Box Top 100[9] 9

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Rank
Australia 128
Canada [10] 77
US (Joel Whitburn's Pop Annual)[11] 114
US Cash Box [12] 75

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 78. 
  2. ^ http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/rpm/Pages/image.aspx?Image=nlc008388.5555&URLjpg=http%3a%2f%2fwww.collectionscanada.gc.ca%2fobj%2f028020%2ff4%2fnlc008388.5555.gif&Ecopy=nlc008388.5555
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Desiree". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  6. ^ NZ Top 40 Singles, 12 March 1978
  7. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 1 September 2018. 
  8. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  9. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, February 4, 1978
  10. ^ "Top 200 Singles of '78 – Volume 30, No. 14, December 30 1978". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  11. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X. 
  12. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 30, 1978