CSPC: Simon & Garfunkel Popularity Analysis

Simon & Garfunkel

Physical Singles Sales

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 3 ratio between one album and one physical single.

Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. (1964) – 9,000 equivalent albums

Seven O’Clock News – 10,000
Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. – 20,000

Sounds of Silence (1966) – 1,218,000 equivalent albums

The Sound of Silence – 2,680,000
I Am a Rock – 1,380,000

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966) – 885,000 equivalent albums

Scarborough Fair / Canticle – 910,000
Scarborough Fair (1982) – 20,000
Homeward Bound – 1,380,000
The Dangling Conversation – 320,000
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme – 50,000
The 59th Street Bridge Song – 10,000
For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her – 260,000

Bookends (1968) – 1,407,000 equivalent albums

America – 420,000
Fakin’ It – 320,000
Mrs. Robinson – 2,500,000
A Hazy Shade of Winter – 590,000
A Hazy Shade of Winter (1991) – 390,000
At the Zoo – 470,000

Bridge over Troubled Water (1970) – 3,252,000 equivalent albums

Bridge over Troubled Water – 4,160,000
El Condor Pasa (If I Could) – 2,800,000
Cecilia – 2,030,000
The Boxer – 1,840,000
The Boxer (1992) – 10,000

Orphan – 378,000 equivalent albums

Wake Up Little Susie – 290,000
Hey, Schoolgirl – 120,000
Our Song – 20,000
That’s My Story – 140,000
My Little Town – 690,000

Often regarded as an album band, Simon & Garfunkel sold large amounts of records with their big hits. The Boxer sold close to 2 million units while The Sound of Silence, Mrs. Robinson, El Condor Pasa (If I Could) and Cecilia all topped that mark. Their champion is Bridge Over Troubled Water with more than 4 million units, a rare achievement in physical singles. The duo sold nearly 24 million singles in total in spite of their relatively short career.

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Matrix

This is insane, They released only five albuns, but reached 124 million CSPC! David Bowie for instance, needed to release 27 albums to produce the same numbers.

George

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Dan

Looks great now!

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