CSPC: Simon & Garfunkel Popularity Analysis
Records & Achievements
- At 45,148,000 equivalent album sales, Bridge Over Troubled Water is the most successful album released up to 1970.
- At 28,800,000 equivalent album sales, The Sound of Silence is the most successful song released up to 1974.
- At 18,990,000 equivalent album sales, Mrs Robinson is among the 5 most successful songs from the 60s.
- At 26,037,000 equivalent album sales, Sounds of Silence is the most successful album from 1966.
- At 26,674,000 equivalent album sales, Bookends is the 2nd most successful album from 1968.
- Simon & Garfunkel is the only act ever to register more than 1,000 weeks inside the UK album chart with less than 10 studio albums released.
- Bridge Over Troubled Water remains the longest running #1 artist album ever in the UK with 33 weeks.
- The Sounds Of Silence was the biggest international hit of the 60s in Japan with 21 weeks at #1.
- Simon & Garfunkel led the comprehensive album chart in Japan for 39 weeks, far and away the most weeks at #1 for an international act.
- At 181,318,000 streams, The Sounds Of Silence is the 6th most streamed track from the 60s.