Bridge over Troubled Water (song)

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"Bridge over Troubled Water"
Single by Simon & Garfunkel
from the album Bridge over Troubled Water
B-side"Keep the Customer Satisfied"
ReleasedJanuary 20, 1970 (1970-01-20)
RecordedAugust, November 1969
GenrePop rock,[1] gospel,[2] folk rock[3]
Songwriter(s)Paul Simon
Simon & Garfunkel singles chronology
"The Boxer"
"Bridge over Troubled Water"
Official audio
"Bridge over Troubled Water" (audio) at YouTube

"Bridge over Troubled Water" is a 1970 song by Simon & Garfunkel and is the title track to their fifth studio album Bridge over Troubled Water. The song won five Grammy Awards in 1971 and is their most successful song of all time. It topped the single charts in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, New Zealand and Indonesia. It has been covered by over 50 artists including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin and Willie Nelson.

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  1. "Paul Simon on Aretha Franklin's version of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'". Los Angeles Times. September 7, 2018. Retrieved November 16, 2021.
  2. "Paul Simon Tells the Story of How He Wrote "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (1970)". Retrieved November 16, 2021.
  3. Valdez, Steve (2014). "Folk rock". In Henderson, Lol; Stacey, Lee (eds.). Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century. London: Routledge. p. 223. ISBN 978-1-135-92946-6.