Has any singer had the ability to permanently nestle songs into our hearts and brains quite like Neil Diamond? Inserting chants of "OH OH OH" and "SO GOOD" into the chorus of "Sweet Caroline" is essentially an involuntary reaction. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011 after over 50 years in the business and over 100 million records sold. Today, the great man turns 72.

And we are weirdly obsessed with his Twitter.

Are you 72 or older? If so, you can agree that Twitter is hard! Poor Neil's had his struggles. Like this one time:

Or this other time:

Luckily, Neil has really honed a Twitter strategy to avoid any future incidents. Firstly, he doesn't bother with anything scary like retweets. Secondly, every one of his tweets falls into one of these very specific categories:

1. Christmas Tweets


2. Hanukah/Hanukkah/Chanukah Y'all Tweets

3. Self-Promotional Thanksgiving Tweets

(Note the reading material on the table.)


4. Joke Tweets

5. Casual Poetry Tweets


6. Subtly Sexy Tweets

7. Fat Elvis Tweets

A great lesson to all septuagenarians: Keep it simple on Twitter.

Happy Birthday, Neil!

P.S. His middle name is Leslie.