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Happy 78th Neil Diamond!

Neil Diamond – America

From his very popular movie and adaptation of The Jazz Singer, Neil Diamond hit the charts again with three big hits from this soundtrack. “Hello Again”, “Love On The Rocks” and “America”.

The theme is about immigration to the U.S. and why people come from all over the world to the United States. Many for freedom, safety, a better life. America is known for being a safe haven for immigrants escaping from drug cartels in their country, but before that, the U.S. was the free country where one’s family could escape tyranny and have a chance at a prosperous life.

It peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is a staple of his concerts.