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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10. “Rewrite”- The first time you hear this gem from 2011’s So Beautiful Or So What, you’ll likely notice the mesmerizing interplay between the kora, a West African harp-like instrument, and Simon’s insistent acoustic groove. Upon further review, the surprisingly affecting tale of an addled car wash attendant/wannabe screenwriter will sneak up on you, causing you to marvel at the subtle brilliance of the storytelling.

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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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