Song Lyric Sunday – Diamonds

For the Song Lyric Sunday Challenge this week, Jim Adams has prompted us with Diamond, Emerald, Jade, Pearl, Ruby and Sapphire. I have chosen Diamonds by Rihanna. I hope you enjoy it and have a great Sunday!

Diamonds” is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her seventh studio album, Unapologetic (2012). It was written by Sia Furler together with its producers, Benny Blanco and StarGate. The song premiered on September 26, 2012, during the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show and was digitally released the following day as the lead single from UnapologeticDef Jam Recordings serviced the single to contemporary hit radio in the United States on October 2. “Diamonds” is a mid-tempo popelectronic and R&B ballad that features heavy synthesizers, orchestral sounds and electronic rhythms. The song’s lyrics serve as a departure from the themes of unhealthy relationships that were on Rihanna’s previous singles and contain a prominent concept of love.

“Diamonds” topped music charts in over twenty countries, including the United States, where it became Rihanna’s twelfth number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 and tied her with Madonna and The Supremes for the fifth-most number one singles in the chart’s history. “Diamonds” was certified quintuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and sold over 3.5 million digital copies in the country. It also peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart and became Rihanna’s seventh number one song in the country; it was certified double platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). By May 2013, it had sold over 7.5 million copies worldwide and became one of the best-selling singles of all-time.

The song’s music video was shot by director Anthony Mandler, a frequent collaborator of Rihanna’s, and depicts her in four environments that represent the elements of earth, air, water, and fire. The video received positive reviews and was praised for its imagery. Some critics believe that the heavily tattooed man intertwined with Rihanna’s arm in the video resembles Chris Brown. The singer performed “Diamonds” on television shows such as Saturday Night Live and The X Factor and included it on the 777DiamondsMonster Tour and the Anti World Tour set lists. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) recognized it as one of the most performed songs of 2013 and 2014. The official remix of “Diamonds” featured rapper Kanye West and was released on November 16, 2012. The song has been covered by various recording artists, including Josef Salvat, who released his own cover of “Diamonds” as a single.

Backstory courtesy of Wiki

Diamonds - LYRICS
Rihanna
Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond
 
Find light in the beautiful sea, I choose to be happy
You and I, you and I, we're like diamonds in the sky
You're a shooting star I see, a vision of ecstasy
When you hold me, I'm alive
We're like diamonds in the sky
 
I knew that we'd become one right away
Oh, right away
At first sight I felt the energy of sun rays
I saw the life inside your eyes
 
So shine bright tonight,
You and I
We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky
Eye to eye,
So alive
We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky
 
Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond
Shining bright like a diamond
We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky
 
Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond
Shining bright like a diamond
We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky
 
Palms rise to the universe, as we moonshine and molly
Feel the warmth, we'll never die
We're like diamonds in the sky
 
You're a shooting star I see, a vision of ecstasy
When you hold me, I'm alive
We're like diamonds in the sky
At first sight I felt the energy of sun rays
I saw the life inside your eyes
 
So shine bright
Tonight,
You and I
We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky

Eye to eye,
So alive
We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky
Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond
Shining bright like a diamond
We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky
 
Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond
Shining bright like a diamond
We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky
 
Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond
 
So shine bright
Tonight,
You and I
We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky
Eye to eye,
So alive
We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky
 
Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond
 
Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond
Shine bright like a diamond
 
Shine bright like a diamond
Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Sia Furler / Mikkel Eriksen / Tor Hermansen / Benjamin Levine
Diamonds lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.,
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing

  9 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Diamonds

  1. April 12, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Wow! I like this! And…it’s new-to-me! Thanks for the share! 😊

    • Christine Bolton
      April 12, 2020 at 9:56 am

      Yes it’s fabulous isn’t it? Thanks Felicia 🙂

      • April 12, 2020 at 1:05 pm

        She’s always been an artist I could take or leave, but this song is a keeper! 😊

      • Christine Bolton
        April 12, 2020 at 2:16 pm

        I tend to agree with you on that. Much of her work is the same but I did like this one very much 🙂

  2. April 12, 2020 at 10:38 am

    I have listened to this song on the radio, but this is the first time that I watched the video, which I liked a lot, Nice choice Christine. I would love to go to Barbados one day.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 12, 2020 at 12:52 pm

      Thanks Jim. Yes it’s a beautiful island 🙂

  3. April 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    She has a very strong and beautiful voice.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 12, 2020 at 2:17 pm

      Yes she certainly has that! 🙂

  4. April 12, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Awesome choice. Thanks for sharing 🙂thank you 🥰

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