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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4. “Still Crazy After All These Years”- It deserves a spot on this list if only for the glorious instrumental peak in the middle of the song when Mike Brecker’s sax solo arches skyward in conjunction with the strings. But the title track to Simon’s wonderful 1975 album is much more than that. Accompanied by Barry Beckett’s bluesy electric piano work, Simon defiantly fights off the doldrums of old age with the wildness still lingering from younger days.

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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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