Love on the Rocks" is a song written by Neil Diamond and Gilbert Bécaud that appeared in the 1980 movie The Jazz Singer and was performed by Diamond on the soundtrack album to the film. It was also released as a single and reached on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks in January 1981, behind "(Just Like) Starting Over" by John Lennon. In addition to the main chart, "Love on the Rocks", also made it to on Billboard's US Adult Contemporary chart.
Love on the rocks ain't no surprise Pour me a drink, And I'll tell you some lies Got nothing to lose, So you just sing the blues, all the time. Gave you my heart, gave you my soul You left me alone here With nothing to hold Yesterday's gone Now all I want is a smile. First they say they want you How they really need you Suddenly you find you're out there Walking in a storm. You need what you need You can say what you want Not much you can do When the feeling is gone May be blue skies above, But it's cool When your love's on the rocks. And when they know they have you Then they really have you Nothing you can do or say You got to leave, just get away We all know the song.
Album: The Jazz Singer soundtrack (1980). Charted: 17 2. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. songfacts ®. Artistfacts ®. Lyrics. 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 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. More songs from Neil Diamond. More songs used in movies. More songs about heartache. More songs from 1980. Lyrics to Love on the Rocks. Neil Diamond Artistfacts.
Lyrics to 'Love On The Rocks' by Neil Diamond. LOVE ON THE ROCKS Neil Diamond Love on the rocks Ain't no surprise Pour me a drink. LOVE ON THE ROCKS Neil Diamond Love on the rocks Ain't no surprise Pour me a drink And I'll tell you some lies Got nothin' to lose So you just sing the blues All the time Gave you my heart Gave you my soul You left me alone here. 11 Delicious Misheard Lyrics About Food.
A-side: From the album Neil Diamond - The Jazz Singer (Original Songs From The Motion Picture). Matrix, Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped): CL 16173 A-1. Matrix, Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped): CL 16173 B-1.
Love On The Rocks - Love on the Rocks was performed live for the cameras on the set of The Jazz Singer movie. This is something that’s hardly ever done in movies as they prefer to have the singer lip-sync the vocals of a pre-recorded track. All the songs in The Jazz Singer were done live because I’m terrible at lip-syncing. Finally, I feel I would be remiss if I failed to mention a tune from Neil Diamond's 2008 album "Home Before Dark" which has also appears on this disc. Pretty Amazing Grace" is just Neil and his guitar and brings him full circle back to the earliest days of his career.
Neil Diamond new songs, albums, biography, chart history, photos, videos, news, and more on Billboard, the go-to source for what's hot in music. 3 of 53. Love On The Rocks. 4 of 53. Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good).
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- Made By – Toshiba EMI Ltd
- Producer – Bob Gaudio
NotesJapanese white promotional labels with picture sleeve & insert.
Both 見本盤 (translation: "Sample Version") and 見本品 (translation: "Sample Goods") printed on labels.
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- Rights Society: JASRAC
|4939||Neil Diamond||Love On The Rocks (7", Single, Jac)||Capitol Records||4939||US||1980|
|CL 16173||Neil Diamond||Love On The Rocks (7", Sol)||Capitol Records||CL 16173||UK||1980|
|31C 006 86268||Neil Diamond||Love On The Rocks (7", Single)||Capitol Records||31C 006 86268||Brazil||1980|
|P-4939||Neil Diamond||Love On The Rocks (7", Promo)||Capitol Records||P-4939||US||1980|
|4939||Neil Diamond||Love On The Rocks (7", Single, Los)||Capitol Records||4939||US||1980|