Readers' Poll: 10 Best Solo Paul Simon Songs

See what tune managed to top "You Can Call Me Al," "Graceland" and "Still Crazy After All These Years"

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8. "The Obvious Child"

Following up Graceland was likely an intimidating task for Paul Simon, but he was wise to not make another album of South African music. Instead, he headed down to South America and teamed up with Afro-Brazilian musicians. It meant a lot fewer political headaches, and a lot of the hypnotic drum beats that power songs like "The Obvious Child." It's the first track on The Rhythm of the Saints, and it also kicked off his 1991 Concert in the Park. The single went no higher than Number 92, but it became a cult favorite and, in 2014, comedian Jenny Slate named her breakthrough movie after it. It gave the tune a whole new audience. 

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