500 Greatest Songs of All Time
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)