Three Chord Opera

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Three Chord Opera
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 24, 2001
Genre Pop
Label Columbia
Producer Peter Asher, Alan Lindgren
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Three Chord Opera is the twenty-fifth studio album by Neil Diamond. It was released by Columbia Records in 2001 and reached number 15 on the Billboard 200 chart. [1] [2] "You are the Best Part of Me", reached No. 28 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. [3]


Track listing

All songs written by Neil Diamond.

1."I Haven't Played This Song in Years"4:25
2."Don't Look Down"3:08
3."I Believe in Happy Endings"4:29
4."At the Movies"3:39
5."Midnight Dream"4:57
6."You Are the Best Part of Me"4:02
7."Baby Let's Drive"4:35
8."My Special Someone"3:35
9."A Mission of Love"4:15
10."Elijah's Song"2:56
11."Leave a Little Room for God"2:53
12."Turn Down the Lights"4:23




RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) [4] Gold35,000^
United States (RIAA) [5] Gold500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

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