Best Simon and Garfunkel Songs


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1The Sound of Silence

The guy who said "The guy who said "Not a single word chosen by chance" was damn right" was damn right!

Not a single word chosen by chance.

The guy who said "Not a single word chosen by chance" was damn right!

They've done so many great songs I was curious to see what number one was, and I totally agree. This was the first song of theirs I ever heard back in 1966 when I was 12, and it was so different from anything else on the radio at that time. I knew right away whoever these guys were they were going to be great.

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2Bridge Over Troubled Water

Well... This was so hard. I love nearly every song which S^^G compose. I love them. But Bridge over Troubled Water is awesome. It doesn't waste your time. It goes straight to the point. It is the truth. It's the last song of our time that is sang with true meaning and comfort.
When you're weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I'll dry them all
I'm on your side
Oh, when times get rough
And friends just can't be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Simply the best. When you look at their overall level of songs, Bridge is not only "smart", it is poetic and has the instrumentals that make it work as well.

It's touching, it may be one of the most important songs that has ever been written, created or sung. Simply the best... Maybe ever.

Well this is the first song I heard of them & that's the best I can ever think of! Its got meaning, emotion the sense of belonging-- to a friend-- can't put it in words- for me its the very BEST!

Best Simon and Garfunkel song ever. - JoeSchmoe

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3The Boxer

When I first heard this song, I couldn't get it out of my head. It went directly to my heart. I love simon and garfunkel and I feel like this is their best song. But at the same time, I simply cannot choose between the boxer and sound of silence. All in all, I love their music and it'll stay with me forever.

It's mostly a hard decision between Sound of silence (with amazing lyrics), and The Boxer (with amazing emotion). Mrs Robinson, with a cheerful, slightly sarcastic tone, is the obvious number 3.

Pleasantly surprised this song is rated so high. The lyrics are phenomenal, as always seems the case with Paul Simon. My lasting memory of this song is when Simon played it on the first Saturday Night Live after 9/11. It was so surreal.

Can't believe Keep the Customer Satisfied is so low. Never the less, I thing The Boxer is the best.

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4Mrs. Robinson

This song was from the 1967 movie The Graduate. The Mrs. Robinson of the title was a middle-aged married woman who seduced the movie's hero, a recent college graduate (who was advised, in a famous scene, to go into "Plastics! ").

It's an upbeat, catchy, tune from a great film. - MontyPython

It manages to be both catchy and reflective, and the tight harmonies are a joy to hear.
"Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson, heaven holds a place for those who pray. Hey, hey, hey..." - beatles

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5Scarborough Fair / Canticle

I think of this as the "parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme" song. Beautiful traditional melody, and beautiful harmonies by S & G.

Best song ever. Such an easy and heavy melody, and brilliant lyrics, mixed in a really nice ballad. #1 in my opinion

I got to know about this song only through the book "The perks of being a walfflower". Thanks Charlie for giving me such wonderful songs to listen to!

No. One always in my heart

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6Homeward Bound

I love this song, surprised to see it at number 6 as it has always seemed kind of underrated to me. Love the beginning guitar riff.


The best "get up and get moving song"

8I Am a Rock


The depth of this song surpasses the best lyrics anyone could ever write...


This song has a haunting, delicate melody.

It's so hard to pick a favorite. But this one is mine.

America and Sounds are my two favourite among others. All classics

By far this should be first, such an amazing song.

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10The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)

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11A Hazy Shade of Winter

One of the best guitar riffs ever!

12April Come She Will

Just loved how when I was little my dad used to play the guitar and sing this song. It is a beautiful piece of music, and I still like to hear this song. - westofohio

13Kathy's Song
14The Only Living Boy in New York
15For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
16El Condor Pasa (If I Could)

Although the words sound as if they come from an ancient traditional folk song, Paul Simon actually wrote them himself to accompany the melody from a Peruvian song.

17Bookends Theme

It's a minute and 15 seconds of pure beauty. The melancholy voice, the nostalgic lyrics... It makes me melt on the insides.

18My Little Town

A great song from the greatest duo of all time after their break-up. It's no surprise that Paul put it on still crazy after all these years.

19At the Zoo

I love this songs progression, and just everything about it. I love just about every Simon and Garfunkel song but this is just a cut above.

20Song for the Asking
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3. Bridge Over Troubled Water
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2. Kathy's Song
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