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folk 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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The Cool, Cool River The Rhythm of the Saints

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Clark Benson added Slip Slidin' Away

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Learn How to Fall There Goes Rhymin' Simon

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Run That Body Down Paul Simon

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Beautiful Surprise

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Loves Me Like a Rock There Goes Rhymin' Simon

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American Tune There Goes Rhymin' Simon

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Papa Hobo Paul Simon

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The Rhythm of the Saints The Rhythm of the Saints

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You Can Call Me Al Graceland

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Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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Peace Like a River Paul Simon

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Hearts and Bones Hearts and Bones

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Armistice Day Paul Simon

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The Late Great Johnny Ace Hearts and Bones

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Think Too Much (a) Hearts and Bones

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Graceland Graceland

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Allergies Hearts and Bones

The Best Simon And Garfunkel Songs

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Song About the Moon Hearts and Bones

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St. Judy's Comet There Goes Rhymin' Simon

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Clark Benson added Getting Ready For Christmas Day

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

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Wartime Prayers Surprise

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Tenderness There Goes Rhymin' Simon

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Something So Right There Goes Rhymin' Simon

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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

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I Don't Believe Surprise

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Think Too Much (b) Hearts and Bones

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Gumboots Graceland

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The Hottest Women Currently In Prison

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Clark Benson added Late In The Evening

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Clark Benson added The Afterlife

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Clark Benson added So Beautiful Or So What

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Was a Sunny Day There Goes Rhymin' Simon

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The Sexiest Pictures of the 13 Hottest YouTube Celebrities

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

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Kodachrome There Goes Rhymin' Simon

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Outrageous Surprise

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The Obvious Child The Rhythm of the Saints