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.
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