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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12. “Born At The Right Time”- Some of the material on 1990’s The Rhythm Of The Saints was too complex for its own good, but this song marries instrumental intricacy with pop smarts, creating an irresistible mix. With joyful backing vocals and nimble guitar from Simon, Vincent Nguini, and J.J. Cale, this song celebrating the innocence and wonder of newborns still stands as one of Paul’s most charming efforts.

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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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