EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #456: “EL CONDOR PASA”- SIMON & GARFUNKEL

El condor pasa by Simon & Garfunkel, SP with isabelle34 - Ref:119265708

Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #456: ” El Condor Pasa”- Simon & Garfunkel. September 12, 1970.

  • Single: “El Condor Pasa”- Simon & Garfunkel
  • Record Company- Columbia
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Paul Simon
  • Time: 3:06
  • B-side:”Why Don’t You Write Me”
  • Album- Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #18 11 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

Paul Simon wrote the lyrics to an 18th century Peruvian folk melody on this song. The folk duo from New York City released had 17 Hot 100 singles and 15 Top 40 hits from 1965-70. “El Condor Pasa” was on their final album Bridge Over Troubled Water. Simon & Garfunkel in their career together had 3 #1 hits- “The Sound of Silence” 1965, “Mrs’ Robinson” 1968 and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” in 1970.

6 responses to “EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #456: “EL CONDOR PASA”- SIMON & GARFUNKEL

  1. Such a beautiful tune and one of my favorites by Simon & Garfunkel. It’s also fairly easy to play with the guitar, so it was feasible for me to learn early after I had started taking classical guitar lessons.

    My teacher was great and knew how to keep me motivated by showing me simple songs from the get-go. Like for most instruments, learning how to read sheet notes, different keys, etc. for classical pieces takes a while and can be dry at times! 🙂

  2. Pingback: EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #456: “EL CONDOR PASA”- SIMON & GARFUNKEL — slicethelife (Reblog) – The Midlode Mercury·

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