Alpert, Herb - Diamonds Lyrics




You told me you love me
You told me you care

But when I'm around you
It's like I'm not there
I need a reminder
Something I can see

Something on my finger shines so brightly

Don't you know
Diamonds are a girl's best friend

When you go
They stay with me until the end
Don't you know
Diamonds are a girl's best
Best friend

When you go
They stay with me until the end

Don't want your money
Don't want your key

Diamonds - love don't come for free
Don't want your money

Don't want your key

Diamonds - love don't come for free

They say you need some roses
But roses do die

You gave me some candy
It melted
Nice try
I'm not that demanding
I have simple taste

I just want a token that can't go to waste - Diamonds

Don't want your money
Don't want your key

Don't you know
Diamonds are a girl's best friend

Don't want your money
Don't want your key

Don't want your money
Don't want your key

Diamonds - love don't come for free





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  1. Rob Bayard

    This shit SLAPS WOOOO jamming this into 2020!!!

  2. Adrian Campbell

    jimmy jam and terry Lewis is long overdue. spot in the rock n roll hall of fame .

  3. thomas brunn

    even though i enjoy listening too herb Albert very much Janet your my best friend and always will be with me till the end and not jj walker too lol

  4. Kat Meow

    I remember when this came out. I'd be taking students to horse shows , competing all day , then back at the hotel at night dancing my ass off with my older clients. So much fun . I especially loved this song that the DJ was calling me Diamond girl lol. Diamonds are my birthstones. However , if I ever got married I so don't need a diamond. An honest guy would do for me !!

  5. King Sports

    Jam n Lewis sound like prince dance electric

    dcride36

    No it doesn't! I'm a huge Prince fan and this is an original. But, I respect your opinion.

    King Sports

    @dcride36 the intro to song go back n listen to Andre cymone version

    dcride36

    Dude I've listened to both songs since the 1980's. You may hear something no one else does; I'm not sure. But, if you believe it sounds similar or the same, that's you. The recording industry and a few other noteworthy, famous musicians would disagree--same as me.

    King Sports

    @dcride36 I do look n hear shit different than you

    dcride36

    I can do without the cursing but understood!

  6. George Barraza

    My dad had this on cd. Wicked listen. Picked up the cassette for a $1.

  7. Brenda Amata

    i miss the 80s!

  8. kevin u

    Great song by two artists that I admire!

  9. Mario Estrada

    Gotta love those groovy beats.

  10. Sergio Rivera

    Herp Alpert & Janet Jackson
    "Diamonds"
    #5, 1987.

  11. Sakai Hitomi

    JANET JACKSON Diamonds Lyrics

    [Verse 1: Janet Jackson]
    You told me you love me
    You told me you care
    But when I'm around you
    It's like I'm not there
    I need a reminder
    Something I can see
    Something on my finger shines so brightly

    [Chorus: Janet Jackson & Lisa Keith]
    Don't you know
    Diamonds are a girl's best friend
    When you go
    They stay with me until the end
    Don't you know
    Diamonds are a girl's best
    Best friend
    When you go
    They stay with me until the end

    [Hook: Janet Jackson]
    Don't want your money
    Don't want your key
    Diamonds
    Love don't come for free
    Don't want your money
    Don't want your key
    Diamonds
    Love don't come for free

    [Verse 2: Janet Jackson]
    They say you need some roses
    But roses do die
    You gave me some candy
    It melted
    Nice try
    I'm not that demanding
    I have simple taste
    I just want a token that can't go to waste
    Diamonds

    [Instrumental Break]

    [Hook: Janet Jackson]
    Don't want your money
    Don't want your key
    Diamonds
    Love don't come for free
    Don't want your money
    Don't want your key
    Diamonds
    Love don't come for free

    [Chorus: Janet Jackson & Lisa Keith]
    Don't you know
    Diamonds are a girl's best friend
    When you go
    They stay with me until the end
    Don't you know
    Diamonds are a girl's best
    Best friend
    When you go
    They stay with me until the end

    [Hook: Janet Jackson]
    Don't want your money
    Don't want your key
    Diamonds
    Love don't come for free
    Don't want your money
    Don't want your key
    Diamonds
    Love don't come for free
    Don't want your money
    Don't want your key
    Diamonds
    Love don't come for free

    [Instrumental Outro]

  12. Michael Gilbert

    I always thought I was a girl's best friend... ain't I full of myself? Love this song.

  13. GIULIO MUCCIACITO

    Janet number ones the best album che ho comprato

  14. Nicholas Miller

    I would have never guessed that this was Janet Jackson. I heard this in the grocery store the other day, and I thought it was a Britney Spears song I had never heard. This sounds exactly like early Britney Spears to me.

  15. barbie. butler

    Yes, Diamonds, I'm here for you Miss
    Jackson. Herb and his jazzy horn🔥 playing. Always a huge fan of this
    collaboration of these two artists.
    Never seen a live performance on
    stage doing this song. FAMILY
    MATTERS PEOPLE PEACE&LOVE

  16. 24successfull24

    How in the &&&& don't you like this? Unlikes get a life.... 😝😝😝😝

  17. Kimbler Lewis

    " I just want a token...that won't go 2 waste"......"When u GO, THEY will still be"......"Rite HERE.....rite here... wid ME".........my gerl Janet...such grace & good taste

  18. Deahra Shelton

    My Shit

  19. Barbara Lampkin

    Still Loving this song diamonds by Janet,still a classic!!!

  20. Nakita Black

    Herb Alpert Janet Jackson and Lisa Keith Good Combination with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis is a Blessing

  21. Anita Panzine

    Great shopping tune!!!, Herb Alpert us great on the horn

  22. Jacqueline Hartfield

    HEEEEEY!!! 😃💃🏾🤵🏾👰🏾💍 THAT'S RIGHT!!!! 😜💎

  23. Darren Alexander

    32 years later and this song is still strong! Smh, today's talent don't even come close (with the exception of Boney James and anybody he does a duet with).

  24. Michael Butts

    What in the Herbie Hancock?

  25. Jerry Washington

    Go Janet!!

  26. Levi Miller

    2019

    Still banging

  27. NEWBEATZ MUSIC.

    Radio forgot this song.....

  28. Michael Bacon

    80's! Gotta love the music of this time!

  29. Wife of Hip Hop

    My new old borrowed blue diamond! Honor me as I Honor you

  30. King Sports

    Dance electric n blue limousine groove

  31. King Sports

    U swear this song sound like blue limousine by Appolonia 6 jam n Lewis learn from prince

  32. Gary Derrick

    The way that bass goes on this song....you have too b very loose on yo. instrument...

    King Sports

    Gary Derrick Terry Lewis was funky

  33. Jabree Spruill

    Classic👍

  34. Gary Derrick

    Listen to the beginning of this song..I love how it sinks n drifts into it..it's like she's looking at the diamonds.. daydreaming...

  35. Amber Thomas

    The Publix grocery stores in Florida be jammin the 80s. This song came on today while I was Shipt shopping and I was dancing my ass off down the aisles. This white guy about my age joined me and we were laughing our asses off. He said he saw her in concert in high school. I was 13 in 1987 8th grade. Janet was the 💣 back in the day.

  36. van johnson

    Herb albert was making music back in 1956/herb albert and the Tijuana brass.feb2019

  37. Pauweewee

    Still bangin' in 2019

    Margaret Judge

    YES! I COMPLETELY AGREE!😊

    Margaret Judge

    YESS!😊❤

  38. AmishRiot

    "Love don't come for free" - it's does if you aren't a whore, jus sayin

  39. lovale lovale

    2018 still tha mutherfuckin jam GO JANET

  40. the middle man

    I never knew Janet Jackson sang this

  41. Stella Ercolani

    Nice duo.

  42. Stella Ercolani

    Yes diamonds talk loud and clear.

  43. Arty Sagastizado

    Not golddiggers but diamonddiggers smh

  44. Jeremy Bynum

    "A PERFECTION DU💥!!!"🙏🕯🎵☝️

  45. Frank Caserta

    This song annoys me. It’s boring and repetitive. Not as good as your brother, Janet. stay to the kitchen.

  46. Insignificant Other

    "Everybody's got a price!" - Ted Dibiase

  47. SCREENPLAYHOUSE LLC

    This song stinks of Prince. In a good way. I love Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. But this is Prince ghostwriting. HAS to be.

    Erin Walter

    Really?  I didn't hear that.  Where?

    Oshea Davidson

    They use to work with prince

    King Sports

    SCREENPLAYHOUSE LLC they just learned from prince fyte tyme

  48. jerome Jackson

    Herb was bustin a move he was killin it!!

  49. Aves Raggiana

    For some strange reason, this song isn't available on iTunes anymore.

  50. robin ingram

    This was my jam as a 12 yr old back then

  51. lovale lovale

    Sang JANET JACKSON YASS

  52. Daniel Newhouse

    And with him he will take it all, jewels and gold will guard his soul.

  53. hhhunt777

    I LISTEN TO THIS WHILE JUMPING ON TRAMPOLENE! LOVE IT! :D

    jerome Jackson

    Love It !

  54. NellyBelle

    MY FAVE FOREVER!! 87 MY YEAR!!

  55. DJBDubb BPM

    Still Bangin This In 2018......

    Lisa Hurtt

    Sure is !

    Lisa Hurtt

    In this video, when the little girl came out instead of Janet I was piiiiissed!

  56. Gina Solomon

    My shizit

  57. coolsweetgroovy

    Luv this song

  58. eric zerkle

    Your never hear this anymore....

  59. Clare Britton

    Don't want your money don't want your key.. Diamonds 💍❤ Love don't come for free!!
    I couldn't get enough of this song in 1987 when I was 12! I absolutely loved Janet and her music all throughout the 80's and 90's 😍
    The charts are NOT the same without Janet!! She is so talented!! Love ya Janet 😗 THANK YOU for making my childhood with these fab tunes Janet xx
    Don't you know diamonds are a girl's best friend 😉💍💎

  60. Felicia Kenny

    One of the best songs of the 80s

  61. Zexy Wanderer

    One of the best Janet songs, ever.. yassss!!

  62. Dotkid 617

    Well the shits cleaver and funny both ways. This is my take. Everyone was in Love with Luna. Oh I see it’s no room for finger pointing. Luna played the two of you. Cold blooded!! My innocent feelings made me a target of this Triangle with all these silent agendas....🤔

  63. Ms. Jai

    FINALLY! I used to love this song as a kid! 💎💎💎

  64. Alan Smithee

    Ha! I always thought this was Janet Jackson, but was never sure. 😁

  65. Stephan Eruam

    it's a pleasure to ,listen this song oh yes

  66. Liam Humel

    He was way better when he was working with the Tijuana Brass

  67. Kitten Dream

    When I was younger I swore this was sung by Paula Abdul! I was too little to hear the difference I guess, but I loved the hell out of this song!

  68. Scorpio Unleashed

    Play, Herb!!

  69. hhhunt777

    BEST VERSION OF ALL!

  70. Al Mack Jr.

    diamonds private. basic trng ft bliss, tx. diamond push-ups all day

  71. Leasa Zelaska

    I’m seeing Janet on the 16th...I CANT WAIT!!!

  72. wwcoop1964

    Flyte time too it to flight. Yess

  73. Thomas Pierre

    Nice Song..Love the Trumpet 🎺

  74. Latoya Mcghee

    This song took me back to my childhood memories I love it!

  75. heelsfantim

    LOVE THIS SONG!!!

  76. Lake Nipissing

    In 1979 Herb Alpert hit number 1 with "Rise"... killer bass line in "Rise" sampled for "Hypnotize" by Notorious B.I.G.

  77. Toni Kiesewetter

    I heard this song just the other day on the 80's channel. I love this song I remembered the lyrics to this song it's been 29 years I've heard this song. love it.

  78. Charles Murphy

    Gotta do the Bucky!

  79. Michelle Hudson

    ❣❣👍👍

  80. mooky

    Great song. This that Funk and you can't fake it!

  81. Mark Trovato

    This song was the JAM around June, 1987

    Jack Lowe

    True dat!

    Margaret Judge

    And it still is!😊

  82. Tiersinski Kendrick

    I always thought herb alpert was black

  83. Jae H Lee

    classic!! nothing for free!!

  84. T Blake

    Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis squeezed every drop of rythm out of that Roland TR-808 drum machine

    Dan Brown

    NOT A DRUM MACHINE.....ITS JELLYBEAN JOHNSON, FROM THE TIME

  85. Linda Sturm

    I danced my ass off to this song in the 80's. Still do. Love it!

    Barrie Gaines

    Wowwwwww......And I'm just hearing it.... Well better late than never

    C Eaves

    I just love it !

    Margaret Judge

    ME TOO!😊

  86. Maayaha Cochez

    This is great twerking music ,oh,yes I twerk Baby!!!

  87. Dave Martin

    What's a boys best friend, is what I wanna know?

    Maayaha Cochez

    I am going to take a shot,and say it sounds like wussy,I'm just saying!

    ELDorado03

    Not if you're whipped by one!

    Barry Abrams

    A big bank account.

  88. danfan56-3.0/music

    Great late 80's tune! E

  89. SWEETJUNE

    I was just singing this song, and had to look it up!

  90. Patrick Weathersby

    funkier than a bearfoot panda

  91. nickvie71

    Love, love LOOVE this J&L Stuff!!

  92. TAMBOREBRIO

    Bloody diamonds

  93. tawhna johnson

    they said do the buckey

    Maayaha Cochez

    IF Donald Trump does the Buckey,He has my vote!!!

  94. Ezekiel Major

    Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis produced the hell out of this album.

    Larry Wilson

    + Ezekiel Major Ended up the highest-selling album of Alpert's career.

    Ezekiel Major

    No doubt. Jam & Lewis made magic with that album. Never heard of Alpert before this Album. Diamonds is my favorite cut.

  95. Addin78

    Janet is the bomb! great tune.

  96. Lars VonJohn

    Jm and Lewis production and how i loved this one....While MJ rested after his succes with "Triller" :-D

    Anthony Coleman

    Lars VonJohn , Actually Michael's "Bad" was realeased at the time .