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Red Red Wine by UB40 Songfacts

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On March 24th 1984, UB40 performed "Red Red Wine" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
At the time the song was #36 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; the very next day on March 25th it would peak at #34 for two weeks...
Four years later in the summer of 1988 it would re-enter the Top 100, and on October 9th, 1988 it would peak at #1 for one week...
And in 1993 they had their second #1 on the Top 100, a covered version of "(I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You", it reached #1* {for 7 weeks} on July 18th, 1993...
* Thirty-one years earlier on January 28th, 1962 Elvis took his version to #2 on the Top 100.
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny

On January 16th 1919 (January 16th) the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified; it prohibited the sale or transportation of alcoholic beverages in the U.S.A.
(Was repealed by the 21st Amendment in December 1933)...
On October 9th, 1988 UB40's covered version of "Red Red Wine" peaked at #1 (for 1 week) Hot Top 100 chart.
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny

When making this song into reggae style, I imagine UB40 did with some of Led Zep's "D'yer Mak'er" tune and rhythm in mind. Hearing "D'yer Mak'er" I used to wonder whether that was an earlier version of this very song (because I couldn't remember the title or lyrics at the time). Other people have noted that "Me Love" by Sean Kingston rips a riff from this song, and the tune from -- yours, truly -- Led Zep's "D'yer Mak'er" also. So Sean Kingston thinks like I do: hear one, be reminded of the other. In fact, the lyrics of "Red Red Wine" sound like what happens soon after the events of "D'yer Mak'er".Drew - Birmingham, Al

The song was actually wrote in the early 60's by, but never credited to Sonny Sons of Heismer, Louisiana.Melissa - Patterson, La

i love this song alot. this is my fathers favorite song, passed it on to me i guess. much love to niel diamond for a song that touches all of us who appreciate this song.Sarah - Honesdale , Pa

Bob Rivers managed to get the same sound in "Red Neck Swine." Listen to it at #v8436Steven - Sunnyvale, Ca

I think the video of this song is a miniature work of art. It tells the coming of age story of a young man who gets his pocket picked at a pub, has unrequited love for a girl (her picture is on his bathroom mirror), and experiences his father's unconditional love for him. I think the video is brilliant. The themes are extradinary, and it should probably be expanded into a movie.Ed - Panama City, Fl

I love this song, everytime I hear it I want to get up and dance. I don't think it sends a good message to people but it has a amazing beat and
melody is amazing.
But I bet anyone who has ever heard this song can
say that it has made them think of a lover who had hurt them.
Jessie - Saldotna, Ak

It's also one of those songs to dance to at a Small Town Saturday Night Dance in South Central Texas along with"Amarillo By Morning".John - Mansfield, Tx

Louisiana Swamp Pop Legend Charles Mann had a big regional Louisiana hit with "RED,RED WINE" in 1969. Neil Diamond wrote this song. This is a big hit and a slow dancing favorite. Jukeboxes still play this song. A big seller! To hear a song clip by Charles Mann of RED RED WINE check out It can also be found on his Charles Mann Essential Collection CD on Amazon.com. GREAT SONG AND GREAT VERSION! You can hear and almost feel the pain of the heartbreak of this singer. GREAT ARTIST! I love it! One of my favorite songs!Melony - Lake Charles, La, La

I do believe that a fellow named Charles Mann of Lake Charles, Louisiana wrote Red Red Wine, and if you check Neil Diamond's web site, he does not take credit for writing it.Marvin - Mandeville, La

I do believe Charles Mann of louisiana wrote Red Red Wine, and if you check out Neil Diamond's web site, he does not take claim for writing it.Marvin - Mandeville, La

i have been in barbados and for many years have heard this song played on the radio stations there by a guy call rudy grant. i was told that he wrote this song for a woman who got him trouble and whist in prison in germany i think is when he wrote this song to her. is there any truth to this.Nancy - Essex, England

I love this version of the song right up until the idiotic rap starts. The reggae spin on what was originally intended as a country song is really fun, but the rap is so imbecilic it ruins the whole thing. Obvously the general population didn't feel that way, but man alive when I hear this song start I change the station.Dennis - Anchorage, Ak

Um... for Shell, Riverdale... the rap version, was actually the original single version. So it wasn't a so called "updated" version, the one that you all hear is the radio edit.Jemma - Camborne, England

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