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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8. “Late In The Evening”- 1980’s One-Trick Pony may have been a letdown as both a movie and a Simon album, but at least it produced a crackerjack single. Bassist Tony Levin, drummer Steve Gadd, and percussionist Ralph MacDonald lay down a relentlessly propulsive foundation, onto which Paul adds a kind of musical autobiography while horns blare thrillingly all around him. It’s an unstoppable burst of energy from start to finish.

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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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