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Simon & Garfunkel

America

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  • Folk
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Space
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1972
  • 1970
  • 2011
  • 1968
  • 1969
  • 1966

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“America”, written by Paul Simon, is a song popularized by 1960s folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. It was included in their album Bookends, released on 3 April 1968, and is notable as one of the few rock records to have a completely unrhymed lyric. The song was released in 1971 as the B-side to “Keep The Customer Satisfied” a US promo only release. Then as a single in 1972, to coincide with the album Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits, and eventually hit #97 on the Billboard Hot 100. The flip side of the single, “For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her,“ unexpectedly did much better, reaching #53. The song mentions the cities of Saginaw, Michigan, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the New Jersey Turnpike; a Greyhound bus; Mrs. Wagner’s Pies; and a gabardine suit. The song... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ All gone to look for America

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