A Bunch of Bridges: Rhino Swims in “Troubled Water”
49 years ago this week, Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was sitting atop the Billboard Hot 100, much as it had been for the previous five weeks. Unfortunately, however, Simon and Garfunkel aren’t part of our catalog, so…good night, ladies and gentlemen!
No, no, we’re not done yet, so hang tight and keep reading.
While it’s true that the discography of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel as a duo does not reside within Rhino’s catalog, you might be surprised by how many different versions of this signature song by the twosome are in our catalog. In fact, if you were to guess that it’s 13 or less, then you’d definitely be surprised, because there are actually 14 different versions, and the musical diversity found within the list of those who covered the track is pretty impressive, including (but not limited to)…
- Aretha Franklin
- Shirley Bassey
- Cilla Black
- Roberta Flack
- Josh Groban
- Idina Menzel
- The Shadows
You can check them all out by spinning our “Troubled Waters” playlist, so go forth and listen!