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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13. “My Little Town”- Simon rose to the occasion for his mini-reunion with Garfunkel with a song worthy of the duo’s imposing legacy. Recorded for 1975’s Still Crazy After All These Years, “My Little Town” subverts the nostalgia you might expect from a song with that title. In fact, the protagonist looks back at his former home with clear, unsparing eyes, seeing it for the stifling prison that it was. Luckily those triumphant harmonies transcend all of the constraints of that backwater burg.

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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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