Neil Diamond And Barbara Streisand Classic ‘You Don’t Bring Me Flowers’ Began As Theme Song For Sitcom

The story behind the iconic duet “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” by Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand is a fascinating journey that defies expectations. Originally intended as a short theme song for the 1977 sitcom “All That Glitters,” Neil Diamond faced a challenge when the show’s direction changed, leaving his composition unused.

Instead of giving up, Diamond expanded the theme into a full-length song, delving into the theme of drifting apart in a relationship with poignant lyrics. Both Diamond and Streisand recorded solo versions of the song, capturing the essence of longing and regret.

However, it was the creative idea of radio DJs to merge the two versions into a duet that caught the public’s attention. The resulting collaboration struck a chord with listeners, sending the song to the top of the charts.

Despite the TV show’s lack of success, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” remains a beloved romantic classic worldwide. This story underscores the transformative power of music, showing that even from modest beginnings, great art can emerge.

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