Longfellow Serenade" is the title of a 1974 song by the American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond. It was written by Diamond, produced by Tom Catalano, and included on Diamond's album .
"Longfellow Serenade" spent two weeks at #5 on the
chart in November 1974. Billboard Hot 100 It was Diamond's second #1 on the  Billboard Easy Listening chart, following his 1972 single, " Song Sung Blue". The song reached #1 in Switzerland and #2 in Germany.
Diamond described "Longfellow Serenade" in the liner notes to his 1996 compilation album,
In My Lifetime: "Occasionally I like using a particular lyrical style which, in this case, lent itself naturally to telling the story of a guy who woos his woman with poetry." The title of the song is a reference to the 19th-century American poet  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Diamond chose to reference  Longfellow specifically after recalling an instance in which, while in his teens, Diamond had used one of the poet's works to successfully seduce a significantly older woman.
Chart history [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Billboard Easy Listening
Cover Versions [ edit ]
Petr Spálený - Velký Muž Serenád
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 177.
^ a b c Hyatt, Wesley (1999).
The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications), page 150.
^ Jackson, Laura (2005).
Neil Diamond: His Life, His Music, His Passion (ECW Press), page 112.
"Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1974-11-23 . Retrieved . 2018-10-25
"Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1974-12-21 . Retrieved . 2018-10-25
"SA Charts 1965–March 1989" . Retrieved . 5 September 2018
Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
Cash Box Top 100 Singles, November 30, 1974
Kent, David (1993). . Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 ISBN . 0-646-11917-6
Canada, Library and Archives (January 16, 2018). "Image : RPM Weekly".
Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN . 0-89820-142-X
"Top 20 Hit Singles of 1975" . Retrieved . 27 October 2018
Swiss Year-End Charts, 1975
Top 50 Adult Contemporary Hits of 1975
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