Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes"
Single by Paul Simon
from the album Graceland[1]
Released 1986[2]
Format Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM[2]
Genre Folk, World, & Country[2]
Length 5:34 (album version),[1] 5:25 (single version)[2]
Label Warner Bros. Records[2]
Writer(s) Paul Simon & Joseph Shabalala[2]
Producer(s) Paul Simon[2]

Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes is a 1986 single by Paul Simon from his global smash album Graceland. It made #77 on the UK Singles Chart.[3] Ladysmith Black Mambazo sing in Zulu on this track. Their refrain roughly translates to: "It's not usual but in our days we see those things happen. They are women, they can take care of themselves."[4] The song was not originally intended to be on the album but when the release date was pushed back, the song was recorded before an appearance on Saturday Night Live. The performance from that show is considered by some to be one of the most memorable musical performances in SNL's history.[4]