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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5. “Rene And George Magritte With Their Dog After The War”- The lackluster public response to Hearts And Bones means that there are probably a lot of folks who don’t know this beauty, which is a crying shame. Suffice it to say that it manages to combines surrealist painters, time travel, and doo-wop music and it does all that without an ounce of strain. Yet ultimately it’s a love song, one of the most moving that Simon has ever written.

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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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