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Paul Simon Felt He Couldn’t Compete With Elvis Presley’s Cover of This Simon & Garfunkel Song

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Paul Simon had a strong reaction when Elvis Presley closed one of Simon and Garfunkel’s songs. This made Simon look down on the track version of Simon and Garfunkel. Still, the audience seemed to prefer the original track to the Elvis cover.

Elvis Presley | Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

Why Art Garfunkel didn’t perform vocals on one of Simon and Garfunkel’s most popular songs

John Landau of Rolling Stone interviewed Simon in 1972. Simon thought of Simon and Garfunkel. He said the duo don’t always write their songs together.

One of the songs Simon himself wrote was “Bridge Over the Wrong Water.” “Bridge over problematic water,” it read [Garfunkel] Simon recalls. “He would come back and I would say, ‘Here’s a song I wrote,’ A Bridge Over Problematic Water. ‘I think you should sing it.”

Once upon a time, when Elvis Presley’s former bodyguard claimed to be the King of Rock and Roll, there were strict rules about Priscilla Presley – and those who violated her were given a “third degree”.

Simon explained why he presented the vocals “Bridge over the Bridge,” while Garfunkel said no. “If I said,‘ We’re going to do this on the gospel piano, and it’s written in your key, so you have a song, ’the partnership had the right to say,‘ I don’t want that, ’” he said, “over the faulty water. a bridge, ”Simon recalls.

Elvis Presley wrote a “dramatic” version of the song

Rolling Stone reported that he later heard Simon Elvis’ “Bridge Over the Problem Water.” He felt that the track interpretation of the King of Rock-n-Roll was dramatic. “But the song was the same,” he added. “When I first heard Elvis’ Bridge Over the Problem Water, it was incredible. I thought to myself, ‘How can I compete with that?’

Simon and Garfunkel’s Paul Simon responded to the annoyance of the “Voice of Sound” album.

How did the world react to Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge over the Problem Water” and the version of Elvis Presley’s song?

The public reacted differently to Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over the Problem Water” and Elvis’s cover. Simon and Garfunkel’s version became one of the duo’s best hits. He topped the Billboard Hot 100 rankings and remained on the table for 14 weeks. The main album of the song, A bridge over problematic water, Peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 and remained on the table for 87 weeks. It was Simon & Garfunkel’s most successful album.

Simon told Rolling Stone that he was relieved that Simon and Garfunkel were divorced after he pulled out a “random bridge over the water.” “From that perspective, I’m glad there’s no need to write Simon and Garfunkel’s The Bridge Over the Problem Water, which would be an inevitable way for people to do it,” Simon said. he said. “It would be hard for me, for both of us.”

Producer Elvis Presley says the first rock -n -rol song is not one of Elvis’ songs

Elvis released the cover of “Bridge Over Faulty Water” on the album That’s it. Her song version did not become a single. That’s it He finished 21st on the Billboard 200 and remained on the table for 23 weeks. Although Elvis’s “Bridge over the Problem Water” wasn’t the only one, the cover shook Simon.



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