Bridge Over Troubled Water
Simon & Garfunkel
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When you're weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I'll dry them all

1970
1
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970 for six weeks
  • No. 1 on the UK Singles chart in 1970 for three weeks
  • Billboard Music Award for the 1970 - Hot 100 Single of the Year
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • from Simon & Garfunkel's final studio album, Bridge over Troubled Water (1970)
  • 1970 Grammy Award for Record of the Year
  • ranks #48 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the biggest hit single for Simon & Garfunkel
  • the piano intro was played by Larry Knechtel - a session musician who later became a member of Bread; Knechtel worked on the piano arrangement for four days
  • on the record:
       Art Garfunkel- lead vocal
       Paul Simon- guitar, backing vocals
       Fred Carter Jr- guitar
       Joe Osborn- bass
       Larry Knechtel- piano, vibes
       Hal Blaine- drums
  • written by Paul Simon
  • produced by Roy Halee, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel
  • recorded November 9, 1969
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