Diamonds (Amanda Lear song)
|Single by Amanda Lear|
|from the album Diamonds for Breakfast|
|B-side||"It's a Better Life"|
|Length||4:55 (full version)
3:40 (single edit)
|Writer(s)||Anthony Monn, Amanda Lear|
|Amanda Lear singles chronology|
"Diamonds" was released as the second single from Amanda's fourth album, Diamonds for Breakfast. It was another Monn-Lear collaboration, with the singer writing the lyrics and Monn providing arrangement and producing the track. Musically, "Diamonds" is a campy, disco-pop track, with the words revealing an inspiration of Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend". The B-side of the single was "It's a Better Life" from the same album, a song about a couch potato spending her days in front of TV.
The song turned out to be successful, especially in Scandinavia. It remains one of the biggest hits from the album and belongs to Amanda Lear's most memorable tunes. In 2006 Spanish singer Pedro Marín covered the song on his record Diamonds, a tribute album including interpretations of chosen Amanda Lear's tracks.
The music video for "Diamonds" was shot in Paris. It pictures Amanda walking and dancing nearby Van Cleef & Arpels boutique at Place Vendôme. The video also includes scenes with the singer having a bath and eating the title diamonds for breakfast in her bed. For the video, single cover as well as Diamonds for Breakfast album cover, Amanda sported a new, shorter haircut.
- 7" Single (1980)
- A. "Diamonds" - 3:40
- B. "It's a Better Life" - 4:40
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