My introduction to Simon & Garfunkel was an unconventional one. It was during the movie “Old School” and Will Ferrell’s character gets a horse tranquillizer to the neck and eventually falls into the swimming pool. As he’s drowning the most beautiful song starts to play….”Hello darkness my old friend”. The harmonies are breathtaking. I instantly fast forward the VHS to end credits so I can find out this song. The next few weeks is basically me soaking up every Simon & Garfunkel song I can get my hands on. Bridge Over Troubled Water is a masterpiece without a doubt. It took hundreds of hours to record and it sold millions but it also brought the end of them as a band. Although the did reform in later years, this was them at their creative peak. An Important addition to my top 50.
This video is part of my Top 50 Albums on a ukulele project, if you enjoyed it why not check out some other classic albums that I arranged for ukulele. Like Nirvana – Nevermind, Rage Against The Machine – Debut Album or The Eagles – Hotel California.
Bridge Over Troubled Water
If I Could (El Condor Pasa)
Keep The Customer Satisfied
So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright
The Only Living Boy In New York
Why Don’t You Write Me
Bye Bye Love
Song For The Asking
Led Zeppelin ( Stairway To Heaven, Rock n Roll, Black Dog)
Fleetwood Mac ( The Chain, Dreams, Go Your Own Way)
Arcade Fire ( Funeral, Wake Up, In The Backseat)
The Eagles ( Hotel California, Life In The Fast Lane )
The Smiths ( Theres A Light, The Queen Is Dead, Cemetery Gates)