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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15. “Something So Right”- Simon’s treatises on romance often take a turn for the dark side, but this gem from 1973’s There Goes Rhymin’ Simon plays it pretty straight as an ode to someone who cures all of the narrator’s various ills even when he doesn’t feel worthy of such a gift. Quincy Jones arranged the sumptuous strings that add lushness without overdoing it. Sophisticated love songs don’t get much better than this.

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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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