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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14. “Darling Lorraine”- The cream of the crop from 2000’s You’re The One traces a roller coaster relationship from original infatuation through a turbulent marriage to the death of the title character, finding room for every possible emotion that crops up along the way. A top-notch backing band carries the song through all of the delicate tonal shifts. The black humor won’t prepare you for the powerful emotions that sneak up at the end.

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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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