‘Sweet Caroline’ Global Singalong Is Everything We Didn’t Know We Needed [WATCH]
Do you know what the world needs more of? If you said Neil Diamond, you'd be spot on.
You might remember that in March of 2020, Diamond released an acoustic video of himself singing his wildly popular song, "Sweet Caroline," but in this version, he cheekily changed the lyric to reflect the coronavirus pandemic singing, "Hands, washing hands" and “Don’t touch me. I won’t touch you.”
The world collectively smiled with the release of Diamond's altered song. It was cute, it was relevant to the time, and let's face it, Neil Diamond could sing the phone book to us and it would spark joy. Why? Because...Neil Diamond. American treasure.
Diamond released “Sweet Caroline” in 1969, and the song has held a special place in the hearts of a nation for over 50 years. Its popularity is so massive that it has become synonymous with the Boston Red Sox as the song is played before the bottom of the 8th inning at every game. The history behind why is pretty interesting and you can get caught up on it here.
Riding on the popularity of 2020's "Sweet Caroline" coronavirus remake, Diamond has released yet another version of the song but this time, we're treated not to the voice of Diamond, but of fellow humans from around the globe. Professional singers, novice singers, families, single people, kids, anyone who wanted to lend their voice to this global rendition was welcome to.
The video starts with text that reads, “To inspire people to come together, we challenged fans all around the world to sing along to Sweet Caroline.” Inspiring, indeed. Oh, and the beautiful elderly couple dancing at 59 seconds in? We're not crying, you are.