Paul Simon blasts much younger artists out of the charts 44



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If you needed any proof of the power of the older generations in the music industry, this is it!

Paul Simon is enjoying his tenth week in a row at the top echelons of the Billboard charts for Best Album, one of few veteran artists to have enjoyed a forty year career at the top.  His album has this week returned to the highest spot for a veteran artist into position number three ahead of fellow veteran James Taylor and up from position number 12 last week.

Paul Simon began, as we all know as one half of Simon & Garfunkel which began back in 1964, where he is famous for writing nearly all of the pair’s songs, most particularly the three that reached number one in the US, “The Sound of Silence“, “Mrs. Robinson“, and “Bridge Over Troubled Water“.  The pair broke up in 1970 at their peak, and Simon kicked off his career as a solo artist from which this album, The Ultimate Collection is drawn.

simonThe Top Five Albums this week are:

1) Drones, by Muse

2) How big how beautiful, Florence and the Machine,

3) The Ultimate Collection, Paul Simon

4) Before the world, James Taylor

5) X, Ed Sheeran


It is interesting to note that the same album is not showing in the ARIA Album charts top 20 at all this week.  Are you a Paul Simon fan? 


Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. Diamonds on the soles of my shoes a woppa woppa diamonds on the souls of my shoes! But having said that Simon and Garfunkle’s Sounds of Silence remains one of my favourite songs of all time

  2. Really, You want to know this old nanny’s memories, of when I first heard Simon’s (Diamonds on the soul’s of my shoes)?

  3. Had Simon and Garfunkel on repeat on our drive to and from the Gold Coast last week. I echo what you say also Jenny Schultz:-)

  4. Brilliant singer/ song writer. Love everything he does.

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