What are the Top 15 Paul Simon Songs?

7. “Mother And Child Reunion”- The very first track on his first solo album following his separation from Garfunkel, “Mother And Child Reunion” immediately establishes the musical adventurousness that would distinguish Simon’s subsequent career. Recorded in Jamaica, it’s one of the first pop songs to incorporate reggae rhythms. That it does so without sacrificing any of Simon’s innate melodic touch is the real triumph.

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6. “The Boy In The Bubble”- With the bass taking the lead and the accordion seesawing wildly, “The Boy In The Bubble” introduced fans to the South African sounds that would dominate 1986’s Graceland. The forceful music coaxed similarly potent lyrics from Simon, as he muses on modernity and its deleterious effects on society. The real “miracle and wonder” inhabits this innovative combination of rhythmic ingenuity and songwriting acumen.

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  1. It’s really hard to name a top 15. This does well but depending on the day my top 15 change. Pity no mention of songs from Stranger to Stranger – I find Wristband and many others strong. Who am I kidding? I LOVE all his work

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