Top 10 Most Beautiful Simon and Garfunkel Songs


The Top Ten

1 Bridge Over Troubled Water

Artie's original version set the standard, and numerous covers were done of this phenomenal song. All were good, they could not help but be good, given the source material, though Artie's was still the best. Then in 2013, Jackie Evancho performed it for the charity event "One Drop", along with the Cirque Du Soleil troupe. Paul, if you're reading this, you need to see how well your song turned out!

I doubt Paul needs that experience at all. You may love Jackie and she may do a wonderful version, but it is only a cover version, not much in comparison to the actual creative process and development of an original work, and you overrate the overall artistry. - Billyv

Jackie Evancho's version was sung in 2013 at "One Night for ONE DROP", Cirque du Soleil founder Gil Laliberté's charity for bringing fresh, clean water to all. All other Cirque shows in Las Vegas were dark that Friday nigh in support of this. A fitting song. Jackie was the only vocalist chosen for the show.

I was hoping this would take the crown. It's such a beautiful song. I never took any notice of the lyrics until recently. Now I hear it in a whole new light. Thank you to the lovely person who opened my ears to such a special song. You know who you are... - Britgirl

What a marvelous list! I love every single song here, but particularly this one. It reminds me of someone very special in my life. - PetSounds

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2 The Boxer

The lyrics give me goosebumps... My 2nd most favourite song.

1st being The Boxer cover, by Mumford and Sons.

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3 The Sound of Silence UListen to Sample
4 Homeward Bound UListen to Sample
5 Mrs. Robinson UListen to Sample
6 Scarborough Fair / Canticle UListen to Sample
7 I Am a Rock UListen to Sample
8 The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)

I listen to this every morning. - RidiculousName

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9 America

I love hearing this song when I'm driving on the New Jersey Turnpike at nighttime, it just fits the mood so well. It always brings a smile to my face!

This is my all time favorite song and it started out as being #2 on the list. Now I don't understand as to why it's at #8. - Beatlesboy9

It isn't currently appearing on your "remix". Perhaps you omitted it by mistake? - Billyv

The lyrics are to die for

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10 A Hazy Shade of Winter UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Old Friends / Bookends UListen to Sample
12 Kathy's Song

I love the lyrics to Kathy's song and the live versions of Paul playing this piece are just so beautiful.

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13 The Only Living Boy in New York

Lush harmonies, wall of sound. So other worldly. My absolute favorite! - Pfeifferpfan

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14 My Little Town UListen to Sample
15 Cecilia UListen to Sample
16 El Condor Pasa UListen to Sample
17 For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her UListen to Sample
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List Stats

100 votes
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5 years, 235 days old

Top Remixes

1. Bridge Over Troubled Water
2. America
3. Old Friends / Bookends
1. Bridge Over Troubled Water
2. The Sound of Silence
3. America
1. Bridge Over Troubled Water
2. The Boxer
3. The Sound of Silence


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