How a Song Will Help Boston

Neil Diamond donating this week's 'Sweet Caroline' sales

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 25, 2013 10:47 AM CDT

(Newser) – "Sweet Caroline," an unofficial anthem at Fenway Park for more than 10 years now, is way up in popularity in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. Sales of the song—sung by Diamond himself at the first Red Sox game after the attacks, and even played at Yankee Stadium in a show of solidarity—are up 597%. And Diamond is donating this week's revenues to bombing victims, the AP reports. Just how many copies of the track sold this week: 19,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Neil Diamond sings Sweet Caroline in the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Neil Diamond sings "Sweet Caroline" in the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Saturday, April 20, 2013.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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