Forever in Blue Jeans

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"Forever in Blue Jeans"
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Single by Neil Diamond
from the album You Don't Bring Me Flowers
B-side "Remember Me"
Released 1979
Format 7"
Genre Country pop
Length 3:30
Label Columbia Records
Songwriter(s) R. Bennett, N. Diamond
Producer(s) Bob Gaudio

"Forever in Blue Jeans" is a song by Neil Diamond which was co-written with his guitarist Richard Bennett. This up-tempo track, released as a single by Columbia in February 1979, was taken from the previous year's Neil Diamond album You Don't Bring Me Flowers. Neil Diamond said about the song: "the simple things are really the important things".[1]

The song officially peaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #2 on the Easy Listening chart in March, 1979.[2]

According to Cotton Incorporated "Neil Diamond might have been right when he named his 1979 #1 hit “Forever in Blue Jeans”: 81% of women are planning their next jeans purchase to be some shade of blue."[3] The song has been used to promote the sale of blue jeans, most notably Will Ferrell, impersonating Neil Diamond singing, for The Gap. Coincidentally, Diamond himself did radio adverts for H.I.S. brand jeans in the 1960s, more than a decade before he sang this song.[citation needed]

Later in 1979, Tommy Overstreet recorded a country version of the song, including it on his The Real Tommy Overstreet album.[citation needed]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Canada (RPM)[4] 10
Germany (Official German Charts) 31
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 22
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 16
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 20
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[7] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neil Diamond: I Say: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Neil Diamond, book By David Wild, 2008
  2. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (1979-03-24). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.
  3. ^ There's nothing as American as apple pie. And pop songs about blue jeans
  4. ^ bac-lac.gc.ca, Canada Singles, RPM Weekly
  5. ^ "Charts.nz – Neil Diamond – Forever In Blue Jeans". Top 40 Singles.
  6. ^ "Neil Diamond Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Neil Diamond Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.