The emergence of "Sweet Caroline" as an anthem in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing has resulted in a sales surge. Billboard.com says the 1969 Neil Diamond hit is making its debut on the Pop Digital Songs chart at number 33, with 19,000 downloads sold by the end of the April 21st sales week.
The news broke Tuesday that the rival New York Yankees would be playing Boston's signature song in order to pay tribute to the victims of the Boston marathon bombings. If you didn't get a chance to see it, here it is.
While Neil Diamond's classic 'Sweet Caroline' is a staple in Boston, the rival Yankees usually want nothing to do with that song. Today is a different day in this country, and the New York Yankees are showing such class, and will play that song to honor the victims of Monday's Boston marathon bombings.