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"
Released June 1976
Format 7-inch
Genre Pop/Rock
Length 3:41
Label Columbia Records
Writer(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 likewise reached 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. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  3. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. 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.
Preceded by
"I Need to Be in Love" by The Carpenters
Billboard Adult Contemporary number one single
July 10, 1976
Succeeded by
"I'm Easy" by Keith Carradine
Preceded by
"Let 'Em In" by Wings
Billboard Adult Contemporary number one single
August 14, 1976
Succeeded by
"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" by England Dan & John Ford Coley