Thursday, April 25th, 2013 by Donna Dollar
Posted in 101 Gold's Posts
Sales of Neil Diamond‘s 1969 classic “Sweet Caroline” are up and astounding 597 percent this week in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, according to Billboard. Diamond was on hand last week for the Red Sox’s first game at Fenway since the attack to perform the song during it’s traditional 8th inning airing for the team.
Nielsen SoundScan posted that Diamond sold 19,000 tracks this week, 2,800 tracks the previous week, with a total of 1.75 million tracks to date. The song, which has been an incredible source of pride and joy for Boston since it became a Fenweay tradition a decade ago, was played in honor of Boston at various games since the tragedy — including the Sox’s arch rivals, the New York Yankees.