Neil Diamond’s Uplifting Take On His 1969 Hit “Sweet Caroline” Is Sheer Genius

Neil Diamond is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, most recognized for his 1969 wedding band staple “Sweet Caroline.” But this new video might just be the greatest thing he’s ever put out.

In this hilarious quarantine-inspired parody “Hands, Washing Hands,” Diamond masterfully re-words his chart-topping hit to focus on a more timely issue – the seemingly-endless cycle of hand-washing we are all struggling to adjust to.

Before launching into his fireside acoustic session, however, we are first treated to an up-close and personal view of his trusty writing partner, Shamrock the golden retriever. Doesn’t he just look tickled to be a part of the creative process?

With lyrics like “hands, washing hands, reaching out, don’t touch me, I won’t touch you,” this has got to be the best quarantine jingle we’ve heard yet. Who knows what this dynamic duo will think up next.