500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Simon and Garfunkel, 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'

Writer: Paul Simon
Producers: Art Garfunkel, Roy Halee, Simon
Released: Feb. '70, Columbia
14 weeks; No. 1 

When Simon wrote this tribute to friendship, he and Garfunkel were arguing over everything, even who should sing it. "He felt I should have done it," Simon said. "Many times I'm sorry I didn't." The "Sail on, silver girl" verse was Garfunkel's idea; Simon has never liked it.

Appears on: Bridge Over Troubled Water (Columbia/Legacy) 

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