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My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Simon and Garfunkel

Updated on April 14, 2016

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Simon and Garfunkel! Come on down!

There were a few artists that I was listening to while growing up. The first was Elton John. The second as you can tell by reading these words is Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

Music has always been important to me. It's amazing how much can be relayed through the words. Also how much more can be added depending on the choice of background music that is played or sometimes not played.

With Simon and Garfunkel some of their best music uses two voices and one guitar. The number one song on this list was originally played that same way. So now open up your ears and look further down on this page. You will find 10 songs that you can almost close your eyes while listening to the music coming forth.

The images on this page were scanned in from my CD's.

April Come She Will - # 10

Yes my birthday is in April.

It's also amazing how as the song goes from one month to the next I am filled with memories of my wife. It's as if each month is a different time or place in our lives.

Late in the Evening - # 9

With the hours I sometimes pull their idea of late in the evening is about normal for me.

This one sort of pulls me back to college years as they sing about the music coming through. I had more than once knocked on dorm room doors to request the music be turned down.

I also met my wife while in college. I was going to the college and she was about to. We never stopped talking and staying friends.

The 59th Street Bridge (Feelin' Groovy) - # 8

This is defiantly a happy song. And fun to listen to over and over.

This was probably the first of their songs that I actually had memorized and could sing without music. And to be honest I always though the title was Feelin' Groovy. That is until I had gotten older and started looking up the titles of songs.

Hazy Shade of Winter - # 7

I had originally heard another group do this song. It wasn't until I was using Google to look it up that I found that Paul Simon was the one who wrote it. This one of their songs that I almost have all the words down.

I have included a copy of the two that I remember doing this song.

They are:

Simon and Garfunkel

The Bangles

Time for your opinion to be heard

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Homeward Bound - # 6

You might think that ET would like this song. Or every college student on break. Sometimes with the hours I am doing I look forward to being back home. Knowing that everyone is safe and resting.

The Boxer - # 5

This song helps you to think about growing up. Moving out of your parents home and out on your own. Growing up. Some are ready some are not. But this is something everyone needs to do. But as they say don't burn your bridges.

As the boxer was willing to say he was leaving but the fighter still remains. Somethings you can't always get out of you. Others you can. The question is if you had a choice to forgive or forget which would you do?

Old Friends - # 4

Old friends, old friends sat on their park bench like book ends... This is the first line of the song.

Even though this is about two old friends I am seeing it as my wife and I growing old together. We were friends before anything else. We will continue to be friends through the years. Even if all we have is each other that some days is worth more than anything else.

Bridge Over Troubled Water - # 3

Do you know how hard it is not to say bridge over truffled water? Its like being in a shroom with out a view.

In my case growing up around water this was one of those that was always in my head as I was walking along the beach. Also playing on the creeks or walking over the bridge that crossed the creek.

Scarborough Fair - # 2

To be honest the best way for me to remember this song is when it was preformed on the Muppet Show.

I have also gone to different renascence fairs. If you were to listen to this song before you entered the fair you would have the tune in your head throughout the whole day. I know I have. Even when I joined in with the music that was playing this one would come creeping back when I least expected it.

Opinion Poll # 2 - You know my thought on this one now its your turn.

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The Sound of Silence - # 1

And number one on the list is The Sound of Silence. For many years I have been singing this song or quoting lyrics from it. In fact this is the first song that I ever did a solo on in public. I was in college and we had a local artist preforming in the dining hall. She then asked if anyone wished to have a turn. I stepped forward and asked if she knew the song and could play it. The answer was yes and yes. Needless she was nice and worked with me as I forgot the first word of the third verse.

There are two videos the first is from the Concert in the Park and the second is an older version that was released in black and white. Yes kids they have been around for a while.

Opinion time # 3 - Time to show your age

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Concert in Central Park
Concert in Central Park

I am not sure where I picked this one up. But it is in my top desk drawer.

 

This and others are currently free with Amazon Prime 4/14/16

The Best Of Simon & Garfunkel
The Best Of Simon & Garfunkel

When I am able to listen to music at work, this one gets listened to at least once a day.

 

As much as I like the Sound of Silence, at this time please don't be. - You can be Feelin' Groovy and leave a comment or two.

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      Nicholas Daly 2 years ago from NSW Australia

      No worries, all of Paul Simon's music is good! ;)

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      PaigSr 2 years ago from State of Confussion

      @NonCopyBook - Yes I will try and track down you list. If for no other reason than I enjoy music. And as the title goes these are my top 10. I know that there are many more out there. In fact I will take a listen to the one you listed. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Nicholas Daly 2 years ago from NSW Australia

      Just did a list myself- Paul Simon is the best (genuinely, the best, I think after some years thinking about it..). Others have fought for "Bridge Over Troubled Water", I'll fight for "Kathy's Song"! I've come to think it's just about the best love song of all time, and there's so many good ones out there... Thanks for sharing the love of Paul Simon - Cheers..

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @NoYouAreNot: If its hard to pick would that sort of be like a "Bridge Over Troubled Water"? Sorry that was too easy to pass up. And to follow that up certain songs I knew where they would go others took some thinking.

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      NoYouAreNot 4 years ago

      Simon and Garfunkel songs are so beautiful, it's difficult to pick one among the many -- but Sound of Silence was a top favorite while I was growing up too.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @tonybonura: Its nice to know what people like but hard to add them to completed to 10 list.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @tonybonura: I see nothing. Nothing - Sgt Schultz

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      Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      Oh yeah, maybe I'm not supposed to say this, but this lens was blessed by TonyB.

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      Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      @anonymous: Good choice Jacquie.

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      Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      "I Am A Rock" has always been a big favorite of mine. And you can add Duncan to Paul's solo list along with "That Was Your Mother" and "Take Me To The Mardi Gras" and.. I'd better stop now. Let's just say that S&G, especially Paul Simon are a couple of my favorite artists.

      TonyB

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      Joan Hall 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      When I was in my teens I always loved when Simon and Garfunkel songs would come on the radio because they sang in two-part harmony and I could sing the third part. My best work was on "The Boxer" and "Mrs. Robinson".

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My favorite is a Hazy Shade of Winter. Great lens!:-) :-) :-)

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      Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

      I used to sing along with many of their songs, well at least the chorus on most. I would have definitely guessed the title of number 8 as Feelin Groovy!

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      dream1983 5 years ago

      Great lens, nicely done!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Excellent selections - The Boxer is definitely my personal favorite from them. Blessed by a SquidAngel!