If You Know What I Mean

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"If You Know What I Mean"
If You Know What I Mean cover.jpg
Single by Neil Diamond
from the album Beautiful Noise
B-side"Street Life"
ReleasedJune 1976
Format7-inch
Genre
Length3:41
LabelColumbia Records
Songwriter(s)Neil Diamond
Producer(s)Robbie Robertson

"If You Know What I Mean" is a song written and recorded by Neil Diamond. The song is a track from Diamond's 1976 album, Beautiful Noise, and was Diamond's third number one on the Easy Listening chart, where it spent two weeks. "If You Know What I Mean" went to number one for two nonconsecutive weeks and peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] In Canada, the song reached number 19 on the pop singles chart[2] and hit number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.[3]

Diamond has stated that the song is a "tender recollection" of a relationship in his teens, in which he successfully seduced a significantly older woman.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 78.
  2. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. 2013-07-17. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  3. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. 2013-07-17. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  4. ^ Bream, Jon (2009). Neil Diamond Is Forever: The Illustrated Story of the Man and His Music (Voyageur Press), page 89.
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1976-08-07. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  7. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  8. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 26, No. 14 & 15, January 08 1977". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Archived from the original on June 10, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  9. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1976" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "Top 100-Jaaroverzicht van 1976".
  11. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
  12. ^ Top 50 Adult Contemporary Hits of 1976