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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11. “Another Galaxy”- Ever the risk-taker, Simon joined forces with electronic music pioneer Brian Eno for 2006’s Surprise. The bold move paid off for that unheralded album, especially on this meditation on the pivotal decisions everyone must make in life, told from the perspective of a runaway bride. Eno’s atmospherics somehow deepen Simon’s piercing lyrics, leading to a beautiful and resonant piece of music.

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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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