7. 'The Only Living Boy in New York'
Director Mike Nichols helped turn Simon and Garfunkel into superstars when he used their music in his 1967 film The Graduate – but just two years later, he inadvertently pulled them apart. The director cast the pair in his upcoming movie Catch-22, but he dropped Paul's part before filming began in Mexico. Needless to say, Simon was none too pleased with the situation. It meant that his singing partner would be down in Mexico for three months filming a movie while he was stuck in New York.
He poured his heartache into "The Only Living Boy in New York." Simon and Garfunkel recorded as Tom and Jerry in the 1950s, and in this song, he addresses his partner as Tom. Paul sang lead on the song, which was one of the highlights from Bridge Over Troubled Water, the duo's final album.