Australian singles charts:
Bridge Over Troubled Water entered the Kent charts on 2 March 1970 and peaked at #2. The song was #10 on the Top 100 of 1970.
The song is on Bridge Over Troubled Water which debuted on the Kent album charts on 6 April 1970 in the #1 position. It was #1 for a total of 15 weeks between April and September 1970.
Bridge over Troubled Water was composed by Paul Simon very quickly, so much so that he asked himself: “Where did that come from? It doesn’t seem like me.” The title concept was inspired by Claude Jeter’s line “I’ll be your bridge over deep water if you trust in my name” which Jeter sang with his group the Swan Silvertones in the 1958 song Mary Don’t You Weep.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_over_Troubled_Water_(song)
Art Garfunkel sang this alone, although he thought Paul Simon should have sung it. Says Simon, “Many times I’m sorry I didn’t do it.”
Paul Simon often sang it at his solo shows. At the last concert of his 2018 farewell tour, he introduced it by saying, “I’m going to reclaim my lost child.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/simon-garfunkel/bridge-over-troubled-water
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