"Red Red Wine" is a song originally written and recorded by Neil Diamond that was then covered by Tony Tribe and more famously by UB40. In the song, the singer finds drinking red wine is the only way to forget a lost love.
UB40 made their rendition for their cover versions album Labour of Love. According to the band, they were only familiar with Tony Tribe's version, and their version featured a lighter, reggae-style flavor compared to Diamond's somber, acoustic ballad. This version reached number one in the UK charts in August 1983, and number thirty-four in the U.S. in March 1984. A U.S. re-release in 1988 of the UB40 cover would then reach number one. This version of the song was featured on the Karaoke Revolution video game.
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