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music The Best Paul Simon Solo Songs of All Time  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite Paul Simon solo songs- sorry Garfunkel, you and Simon have your own separate list for S&G songs.

List of the best Paul Simon songs, ranked by soft rock fans like you. Known as one half of the legendary folk-rock duo Simon and Garfunkel, Paul Simon also had a hugely successful solo career. Simon was one of the key singer-songwriter's of the '70s, and a top-selling artist of the '80s. The music below includes Paul Simon hits like "You Can Call Me Al" and "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard," but true fans know there are so many other great songs worth voting for. This list focuses just on Simon's solo work, but we have another list dedicated to the best Simon and Garfunkel songs as well.
 
Music videos and lyric videos are included next to each song name, so if you haven't heard one you can listen to it right here on this page. Is one of your favorite Paul Simon songs missing from this poll? Add it to the list so it has a chance to rise to the top. If the order of this list bothers you, then take control by creating your own version and re-ranking it. Simply click the "Rerank List" button and you can put the songs in whatever order you like.
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Was a Sunny Day There Goes Rhymin' Simon

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Take Me to the Mardi Gras There Goes Rhymin' Simon

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Tenderness There Goes Rhymin' Simon

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Another Galaxy Surprise

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Bernadette Songs From the Capeman

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The Rhythm of the Saints The Rhythm of the Saints

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The Obvious Child The Rhythm of the Saints

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Outrageous Surprise

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I Don't Believe Surprise

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Clark Benson added Getting Ready For Christmas Day

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Clark Benson added So Beautiful Or So What

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Clark Benson added Slip Slidin' Away

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Clark Benson added Late In The Evening

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Gumboots Graceland

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You Can Call Me Al Graceland

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Papa Hobo Paul Simon

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American Tune There Goes Rhymin' Simon

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Wartime Prayers Surprise

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Hearts and Bones Hearts and Bones

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Song About the Moon Hearts and Bones

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Allergies Hearts and Bones

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Clark Benson added Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War Hearts and Bones

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Think Too Much (a) Hearts and Bones

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The Late Great Johnny Ace Hearts and Bones

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When Numbers Get Serious Hearts and Bones

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Think Too Much (b) Hearts and Bones

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One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor There Goes Rhymin' Simon

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Armistice Day Paul Simon

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Still Crazy After All These Years Still Crazy After All These Years

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St. Judy's Comet There Goes Rhymin' Simon

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Something So Right There Goes Rhymin' Simon

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Kodachrome There Goes Rhymin' Simon

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Run That Body Down Paul Simon

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The Cool, Cool River The Rhythm of the Saints

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Loves Me Like a Rock There Goes Rhymin' Simon