2: Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel


Entered Charts4 March 1970
Entry Point40
Highest Chart1
Weeks In:27

No great surprises to see this here, I suspect.

When one of the great songwriters of the 20th century pairs up with one of the purest voices of the era, you get this. I don’t want to spoil it with my thoughts – this deserves to be present in its purest form.

As mentioned with our number 17 song – Let It Be – these two songs shared the longest stint in the Top 40 in the 1970’s – an amazing 27 weeks. What was even more remarkable is that Bridge Over Troubled Water entered the Top 40 exactly two weeks before Let It Be, meaning that for 25 weeks, they were both in the Top 40 in Australia.

Beautiful. Inspirational. Comforting. Amazing. Tomorrow, we reveal the big one .. I suspect some of you already know what it will be!