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2 = El Condor Pasa
3 = Mrs Robinson
4 = The Boxer
5 = The Sound of Silence


Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. They were one of the best-selling music groups of the 1960s and became counterculture icons of the decade's social revolution, alongside artists such as the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Bob Dylan.

Their biggest hits—including "The Sound of Silence" (1964), "Mrs. Robinson" (1968), Bridge over Troubled Water" (1969), and "The Boxer" (1969)—reached number one on singles charts worldwide.

Their often rocky relationship led to artistic disagreements, which resulted in their breakup in 1970. Their final studio record, Bridge over Troubled Water (released in January of that year), was their most successful, becoming one of the world's best-selling albums.

Since their split in 1970 they have reunited several times, most famously in 1981 for the "The Concert in Central Park", which attracted more than 500,000 people, the seventh-largest concert attendance in history.
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Simon & Garfunkel
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1 = Cecilia
2 = El Condor Pasa
3 = Mrs Robinson
4 = The Boxer
5 = The Sound of Silence


Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. They were one of the best-selling music groups of the 1960s and became counterculture icons of the decade's social revolution, alongside artists such as the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Bob Dylan.

Their biggest hits—including "The Sound of Silence" (1964), "Mrs. Robinson" (1968), Bridge over Troubled Water" (1969), and "The Boxer" (1969)—reached number one on singles charts worldwide.

Their often rocky relationship led to artistic disagreements, which resulted in their breakup in 1970. Their final studio record, Bridge over Troubled Water (released in January of that year), was their most successful, becoming one of the world's best-selling albums.

Since their split in 1970 they have reunited several times, most famously in 1981 for the "The Concert in Central Park", which attracted more than 500,000 people, the seventh-largest concert attendance in history.
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Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia


"Cecilia" is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel, released in April 1970 as the third single from the group's fifth studio album, Bridge over Troubled Water (1970).

Written by Paul Simon, the song's origins lie in a late-night party, in which the duo and friends began banging on a piano bench. They recorded the sound with a tape recorder, employing reverb and matching the rhythm created by the machine. Simon later wrote the song's guitar line and lyrics on the subject of an untrustworthy lover. The song's title refers to St. Cecilia, patron saint of music in the Catholic tradition
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The song was a hit single in the United States, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. On the Cash Box Top 100, it reached number one.
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Simon & Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa


El Cóndor Pasa (pronounced: [el ˈkondoɾ ˈpasa], Spanish for "The Condor Passes") is an orchestral musical piece from the zarzuela El Cóndor Pasa by the Peruvian composer Daniel Alomía Robles, written in 1913 and based on traditional Andean music, specifically folk music from Peru.

In 1970, the Simon & Garfunkel duo covered the Los Incas version, adding some English lyrics which in turn added Paul Simon to the author credits under the song name "El Cóndor Pasa (If I Could)". The instrumental version by Los Incas was used as the base track. They included the song on the 1970 album Bridge Over Troubled Water. Simon & Garfunkel released their version as a single in the U.S., which reached #18 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart .
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Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson


"Mrs. Robinson" is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel from their fourth studio album, Bookends (1968). Produced by the duo and Roy Halee, it is famous for its inclusion in the 1967 film The Graduate.

The song was written by Paul Simon, who pitched it to director Mike Nichols alongside Art Garfunkel after Nichols rejected two other songs intended for the film. The song contains a famous reference to baseball star Joe DiMaggio.

"Mrs. Robinson" became the duo's second chart-topper, hitting number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and peaking within the top 10 of multiple other countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Spain, among others. In 1969, it became the first rock song to win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
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Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer
"The Boxer" is a song by the American music duo Simon & Garfunkel from their fifth studio album, Bridge over Troubled Water (1970). Produced by the duo and Roy Halee, it was released as the lead single from the album on March 21, 1969.



The song, written by Paul Simon, is a folk rock ballad that variously takes the form of a first-person lament as well as a third-person sketch of a boxer. Simon's lyrics are largely autobiographical and partially inspired by the Bible, and were written during a time when he felt he was being unfairly criticized.

The song's lyrics discuss poverty and loneliness. It is particularly known for its plaintive refrain, in which the singer sings 'lie-la-lie', accompanied by a heavily reverbed drum.

"The Boxer" was the follow-up to one of the duo's most successful singles, "Mrs. Robinson". It peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. It performed well internationally, charting within the Top 10 in nine countries, peaking highest in the Netherlands, Austria, South Africa, and Canada. Rolling Stone ranked the song #106 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
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Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound Of Silence


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The Sound of Silence is one of the most famous songs of Simon & Garfunkel.

The song was originally recorded as an acoustic piece for the duo's first album, Wednesday Morning, 3 A. M., 1964, but later were added the parts of electric instruments and released as a single. In 1965 Paul Simon included in his first solo LP recorded in London, "The Paul Simon Songbook". The following year, the single hit the charts slowly and reached number one on New Year's Day 1966. The song was then included in the album Sounds of Silence (1966).

In the song Paul Simon plays acoustic guitar while singing are both he and Art Garfunkel.

Initially the song was called The Sounds of Silence, and it is with this name that appeared on the first album and the single. In later he collected the title was changed to The Sound of Silence. Both forms of the name are found in the lyrics.

The song was used in the movie The Graduate, and appears in the opening credits, in the pool scene (full version) and during the last part; moreover, also it appears in the film Bobby, which tells of some people who were in the hotel where Robert "Bobby" Kennedy was killed, during the 24 hours before the crime. In the film, the song appears after the assassination. It also appears in the film Watchmen, during the funeral of one of the characters, the Comedian.

The song was performed in New York at Ground Zero Memorial by the Paul Simon accompanying himself on acoustic guitar alone, in a climate of great emotion during the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001.

Although it is widely believed that the song was written by Paul Simon following the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy, which took place November 22, 1963, the notes to Art Garfunkel on the album's back cover "Wednesday Morning , 3 AM " They indicate that the music was written in November 1963; February 19, 1964 "the song practically wrote itself", "the song was pretty much alone written". it can not therefore claim with certainty that Simon conceived the song as a way of representing the trauma felt by many Americans caused by the sudden death of a vigorous and visionary leader. Rather, as noted by Garfunkel, the theme of the song is man's inability to communicate, with a title and a text soaked the well-known Simon's passion for oxymorons.

Years later, Paul Simon said in an interview that comes from the fact opening line "Hello darkness, my old friend" that in the period in which he wrote was conciliatory write and compose staying indoors and in the dark in the bathroom of his home.

After recording their first album, the duo broke up, and Simon went to England for a good part of 1965, where he performed some solo concerts, and recorded the piece for the second time in his LP, in May 1965.

Meanwhile, the producer of Simon and Garfunkel at Columbia Records in New York, Tom Wilson, had learned that the song began to be played on the radio in Boston, Massachusetts, Gainesville and in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

The June 15, 1965, immediately after the recording of Like a Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan, superimposed to the original trace of Simon and Garfunkel electric guitars (played by Al Gorgons), bass (Bob Bushnell), and battery (Bobby Gregg) and he made it a single without even consulting the two artists.

The song entered the US pop charts in September 1965 and began its inexorable rise. On 1 January 1966 the single reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, the third in Austria and Australia, the fifth in Ireland and the ninth in Germany and the United Kingdom; in 1968 the song comes first for two weeks in Japan.
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Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water


"Bridge over Troubled Water" is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel.

Produced by the duo and Roy Halee, the song was released as the follow-up single to "The Boxer" in January 1970. The song is featured on their fifth studio album, Bridge over Troubled Water (1970). Composed by singer-songwriter Paul Simon, the song is performed on piano and carries the influence of gospel music.

The original studio recording employs elements of Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound" technique using L.A. session musicians from the Wrecking Crew.
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Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair


The song relates the tale of a young man who instructs the listener to tell his former love to perform for him a series of impossible tasks, such as making him a shirt without a seam and then washing it in a dry well, adding that if she completes these tasks he will take her back. Often the song is sung as a duet, with the woman then giving her lover a series of equally impossible tasks, promising to give him his seamless shirt once he has finished.

As the versions of the ballad known under the title "Scarborough Fair" are usually limited to the exchange of these impossible tasks, many suggestions concerning the plot have been proposed, including the hypothesis that it is about the Great Plague of the late Middle Ages. The lyrics of "Scarborough Fair" appear to have something in common with an obscure Scottish ballad, The Elfin Knight (Child Ballad #2),  which has been traced at least as far back as 1670 and may well be earlier. In this ballad, an elf threatens to abduct a young woman to be his lover unless she can perform an impossible task ("For thou must shape a sark to me / Without any cut or heme, quoth he"); she responds with a list of tasks that he must first perform ("I have an aiker of good ley-land / Which lyeth low by yon sea-strand").

The melody is in Dorian mode, and is very typical of the middle English period.

As the song spread, it was adapted, modified, and rewritten to the point that dozens of versions existed by the end of the 18th century, although only a few are typically sung nowadays. The references to the traditional English fair, "Scarborough Fair" and the refrain "parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme" date to 19th century versions, and the refrain may have been borrowed from the ballad Riddles Wisely Expounded, (Child Ballad #1), which has a similar plot. A number of older versions refer to locations other than Scarborough Fair, including Wittingham Fair, Cape Ann, "twixt Berwik and Lyne", etc. Many versions do not mention a place-name, and are often generically titled ("The Lovers' Tasks", "My Father Gave Me an Acre of Land", etc.).
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Simon & Garfunkel - The Roving Gambler


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You can Call me all Simon & Garfunkel
A really beautiful song from Paul & Simon

it is not a easy song but a really good song

for this song i not have a song style but this style is ok by the song


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Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound
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"Homeward Bound" is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel written by Paul Simon and produced by Bob Johnston. The song was released as a single on January 19, 1966 by Columbia Records.

The song appears on the duo's third studio album, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966), although it was recorded during the sessions for their second album Sounds of Silence and included on that album in the UK. It was their second single, the follow-up to their enormously successful breakthrough hit "The Sound of Silence". It performed very well domestically, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining on the charts for 12 weeks. Internationally, the song performed best in Canada, where it hit number two; it was also a top five hit in the Netherlands.

A live version of the song is included on the compilation Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, and it was also performed during the duo's legendary 1981 reunion, The Concert in Central Park.
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Simon Garfunkel Bridge over troubled water


Beautiful song and a  song request for a Remake of this song
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Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia


A Request for a upgrade for this nice song
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Simon & Garfunkel : El Condor Pasa


A Request for a upgrade for this great song
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