Chart Position: 1

  • #9 bestseller for 1968
  • From the film The Graduate
  • Won Song of the year and Best pop performance- group or duo Grammy awards
  • Written by Paul Simon
  • Lead vocals: Paul Simon
  • Backing vocals: Art Garfunkel
  • Guitar: Paul Simon
  • Recorded in New York City NY
  • Produced by Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel and Roy Halee
  • This is one of only about 20 songs in recorded history that have been played on the radio at least 6 million times
  • BMI named this song the 7th most played song of the 20th century
  • The songs’ working title was ‘Mrs. Roosevelt’
  • Paul Simon played this song at Yankee Stadium a month after baseball star Joe DiMaggio died in 1999
  • This was the very first rock song to win Record of the year Grammy award
  • The phrase “coo-coo-ca-choo” is taken from Beatles’ “I Am the Walrus” (1967)
  • Some radio stations in 1968 refused to play the song because lyrics include the name Jesus
  • Later recorded by Top of the Pops (1968), Ray Conniff & Singers (1968), Johnny Mann Singers (1968), James Last (1968), Le grand orchestre de Paul Mauriat (1968), Chords (1968), Boston Show Band (1968), Chet Atkins (1968), Sound Symposium (1968), Hollyridge Strings (1968), Gap Mangione (1968), Billy Vaughn (1968), Enoch Light & Light Brigade (1968), Don Costa (1968), Caravelli (1968), Frank Sinatra (1969), 101 Strings (1969), Gene Bertoncini (1969), Arthur Lyman (1969), Ray Bryant (1969), Booker T & M.G.’s (1969), Trini Lopez & Nancy Ames (1970), Henry Jerome (1970), Anita Harris (1969), Billy Paul (1970), Anita Kerr Singers (1970), Ray Bloch Singers (1970), Now Generation (1970), Alan Caddy Orchestra & Singers (1971), Light Company (1971), Henry Mancini & Orchestra (1971), Tony Mansell Singers (1972), Dave Snell (1974), Johnny Farnham (1974), King’s Road (1974), John Garfield (1976), James Taylor Quartet (1987), Kik Tracee (1991), Lemonheads (1992), Kris Isak (1992), Hank Marvin (1993), Bon Jovi (1996), Art Garfunkel (1996), Eddie Adcock (1996), Acoustix (1998), Lounge-O-Leers (2000), Peter Douglas (2002), Rockhouse Brothers (2003), Reiner’s Big Band (2005), Grassmasters (2005), Thurston Lava Tube (2005), Indigo Girls (2005), Danni Carlos (2006), Paul Simon (2009), Charades (2008), Aztec Two-Step (2009), Simon & Garfunkel (2010), XTC Planet (2013), Laurence Juber (2013), Garth Brook (2013), Dean Dyson (2015), Brown Brothers (2014), Pinxtones (2016), Lew Soloff (2017) and many others

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