Simon & Garfunkel’s biggest song goes to the top 25



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Arguably one of their most popular hits, ‘Mrs Robinson’ became a household tune today in 1968 when it went to number one on the Billboard charts.

The second number one for Simon & Garfunkel, it was released from their fourth album Bookends and was including in the 1967 film, The Graduate.

Written by Paul Simon, it includes a famous reference to baseball star and ex husband of Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, as well as a nod to ‘I Am The Walrus’ in the line ‘coo-coo-ca-choo’.

‘Mrs Robinson’ also hit the charts around the world, including the UK and Spain, and went on to win the duo the first ever Grammy Award for a rock song. The song has been covered by a number of artists, including Frank Sinatra, the Lemonheads, and Bon Jovi.

Simon said that they needed a three-syllable name and chose Mrs Robinson.

What are your memories of this song?


Listen to ‘Mrs Robinson’ by Simon & Garfunkel below:

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  1. Love Simon and Garfunkle. Funny co-incidence as the movie that this song featured in the sound-track was just on – The Graduate. In fact, several of their songs featured throughout. Beautiful thought-provoking poetic compositions.

  2. Loved their music and now enjoy Paul Simon music love that African LP one of the songs ” she had diamonds on the soles of her shoes” listened to that LP for ages.

  3. The Graduate was the first movie my then boyfriend took me to – he is now my husband & I am Mrs Robinson! I love their music, still play it.

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