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"Red Red Wine" is a song written and originally recorded by Neil Diamond, that was then covered by Tony Tribe, Jimmy James & the Vagabonds, and more famously by British reggae group UB40, whose version topped the U.S. and UK singles charts. In the song, the singer finds drinking red wine is the only way to forget a lost love.

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Diamond's version reached number sixty-three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1968. The single version of his recording includes a backing choir not found in any other version. It was also remixed for the compilation album, The Early Years. That same year, Jimmy James and The Vagabonds released a cover version for the UK market. It charted at number thirty-six.

Tony Tribe, a Jamaican rocksteady singer, recorded a reggae-influenced version in 1969 which reached number forty-six in the UK Singles Chart. Also, in 1969, the song was covered by swamp rock/pop artist Charles Mann. In 1970, a remake by Vic Dana became a minor Billboard Hot 100 hit. In early 1972, country singer Roy Drusky enjoyed a Top 20 hit with his cover version.

UB40 made their rendition for...
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