Paul Simon discography

Paul Simon is an American singer-songwriter who is possibly best known as a member of the folk-duo Simon & Garfunkel with Art Garfunkel. He has released studio albums, live albums, compilation albums and singles. His music career has spanned over 50 years. He started recording music in the 1950s and his most recent album, In the Blue Light, was released on September 7, 2018.

Paul Simon discography
Paul Simon
Simon live in concert in 2007
Studio albums14
Live albums4
Compilation albums11
Video albums15
Singles61
Box sets2

From a time period from 1991 to 2016 Simon has sold 7 million albums in US according to Nielsen.[1]

AlbumsEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[2]
AUS
[3]
CAN
[4]
FIN
[5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
UK
[13]
1965 The Paul Simon Songbook
  • Released: August 1965
  • Label: CBS
1972 Paul Simon
  • Released: January 24, 1972
  • Label: Columbia
4 5 2 1 37 2 1 1 1
1973 There Goes Rhymin' Simon
  • Released: May 7, 1973
  • Label: Columbia
2 7 3 17 5 6 1 4
1975 Still Crazy After All These Years
  • Released: October 6, 1975
  • Label: Columbia
1 39 8 29 11 24 8 9 6
1980 One-Trick Pony 12 15 23 11 6 2 9 17
1983 Hearts and Bones
  • Released: November 4, 1983
  • Label: Warner Bros.
35 99 50 19 51 14 3 11 25 34
1986 Graceland
  • Released: August 25, 1986
  • Label: Warner Bros.
3 1 1 7 1 2 1 1 6 4 1 1
1990 The Rhythm of the Saints
  • Released: October 16, 1990
  • Label: Warner Bros.
4 3 1 9 22 11 2 6 6 8 3 1
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[15]
  • ARIA: Platinum[22]
  • BPI: 2× Platinum[16]
  • BVMI: Gold[20]
  • IFPI SWI: Gold[23]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[17]
  • RMNZ: Platinum
1997 Songs from The Capeman
  • Released: November 18, 1997
  • Label: Warner Bros.
42 26 41 32 36 49 83
2000 You're the One
  • Released: October 3, 2000
  • Label: Warner Bros.
19 8 73 17 41 9 24 40 20
2006 Surprise
  • Released: May 9, 2006
  • Label: Warner Bros.
14 73 102 36 20 20 10 55 4
2011 So Beautiful or So What 4 41 7 49 38 20 6 23 2 4 21 6
2016 Stranger to Stranger 3 24 4 37 51 14 8 8 9 9 9 1
2018 In the Blue Light[26]
  • Released: September 7, 2018
  • Label: Legacy
70 91 36 16 33
[27]
14 10
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albumsEdit

List of live albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
AUS
[3]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NOR
[10]
UK
[13]
1974 Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin'
  • Released: March 1974
  • Label: Columbia
33 20 19
1991 Paul Simon's Concert in the Park
  • Released: November 5, 1991
  • Label: Warner Bros.
74 91 25 60
2012 Live in New York City 95 150
2017 Paul Simon – The Concert in Hyde Park
  • Released: June 9, 2017
  • Label: Sony Legacy
28 61
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

CompilationsEdit

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
AUS
[3]
FIN
[5]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
UK
[13]
1977 Greatest Hits, Etc. 18 22 16 6
1988 Negotiations and Love Songs 110 27 5 17
1991 Born at the Right Time: The Best of Paul Simon
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Warner Bros.
20 47
1993 The Paul Simon Anthology
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Warner Bros.
14 6
2000 Greatest Hits: Shining Like a National Guitar
  • Released: May 8, 2000
  • Label: Warner Bros.
108 44 25 59 12 30 5 14 23 6
2002 The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way,
Don't Know Where I'm Goin'
  • Released: November 5, 2002
  • Label: Warner Bros.
108 71 22
2006 Recorded as Jerry Landis
  • Released: July 20, 2006
  • Label: Laserlight
2007 The Essential Paul Simon
  • Released: June 26, 2007
  • Label: Warner Bros.
42 26 29 12
2009 This Better Be Good 60
2011 Songwriter
  • Released: October 24, 2011
  • Label: Sony
141
2015 The Ultimate Collection
  • Released: April 12, 2015
  • Label: Sony
38 9 1
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Box setsEdit

List of box sets, with selected chart positions and certifications
Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
1993 Paul Simon 1964/1993
  • Released: September 28, 1993
  • Label: Warner Bros.
173
2004 The Studio Recordings, 1972–2000
  • Released: June 29, 2004
  • Label: Rhino
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

SinglesEdit

  • NB: This discography does not include singles released under the pseudonym "Tom & Jerry" with Art Garfunkel or singles released by Simon & Garfunkel

Singles recorded under pseudonymsEdit

Year A-side / B-side Chart positions Ref(s)
US
[30]
1958 "True or False" /
"Teenage Fool"[A]
[31]
1959 "Anna Belle" /
"Loneliness"[B]
[31]
"Don't Take the Stars" /
"So Tenderly"[C]
[31]
1960 "Just a Boy" /
"Shy"[B]
[31]
"Just a Boy" /
"I'd Like to Be"[B]
[31]
"All Through the Night" /
"(I Begin) To Think Again of You"[C]
[31]
"Swanee" /
"Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye"[B]
[31]
1961 "I Wish I Weren't in Love" /
"I'm Lonely"[B]
[31]
"Play Me a Sad Song" /
"It Means a Lot to Them"[B]
[31]
"Motorcycle" /
"I Don't Believe Them"[D]
99 [31]
1962 "Express Train" /
"Wildflower"[D]
[31]
"Cry, Little Boy, Cry" /
"Get Up and Do the Wobble"[D]
[31]
"The Lone Teen Ranger" /
"Lisa"[B]
97 [31]
"Cards of Love" /
"Noise"[D]
[31]
1963 "He Was My Brother" /
"Carlos Dominguez"[E]
[32]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.
Notes
  • A ^ as True Taylor
  • B ^ as Jerry Landis
  • C ^ as a member of The Mystics
  • D ^ as a member of Tico & The Triumphs
  • E ^ as Paul Kane

Solo singlesEdit

Year Title 'A' / Title 'B' Chart positions Album
US Hot 100
[30]
US Cashbox
[33]
US AC
[30]
US Main
[30]
UK
[34]
CAN
AUS
[35][36]
FRA
[37]
NLD
[38]
NOR
[39]
1965 "I Am a Rock" /
"Leaves That Are Green" [A]
The Paul Simon Songbook
1972 "Mother and Child Reunion" /
"Paranoia Blues"
4 4 4 5 4 5 6 3 Paul Simon
"Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" /
"Congratulations"
22 7 6 15 6 40 26
"Duncan" /
"Run That Body Down"
52 58 30 86[B]
1973 "Kodachrome" /
"Tenderness"
2 2 2 2 31 8 15 There Goes Rhymin' Simon
"Loves Me Like a Rock" /
"Learn How to Fall" [C]
2 1 1 39 5 30 27
"American Tune" /
"One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor"
35 27 8
"Take Me to the Mardi Gras" /
"Something So Right"
7
"Something So Right" 10 10
"St. Judy's Comet" 9
1974 "The Sound of Silence" /
"Mother and Child Reunion"
97 Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin'
1975 "Gone at Last" with Phoebe Snow and The Jessy Dixon Singers /
"Tenderness"
23 20 9 95 Still Crazy After All These Years
"50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" /
"Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy"
1 1 1 23 1 35 2
1976 "Still Crazy After All These Years" /
"I Do It for Your Love"
40 45 5 10 10
"Have a Good Time" 9
1977 "Slip Slidin' Away" /
"Something So Right" [D]
5 6 4 36 2 35 10 Greatest Hits, Etc.
1978 "Wonderful World" (with Art Garfunkel and James Taylor) /
"Wooden Planes" (Art Garfunkel solo)
17 15 1 5 47 Watermark
"Stranded in a Limousine" /
"Have a Good Time"
Greatest Hits, Etc.
1980 "Late in the Evening" /
"How The Heart Approaches What It Yearns"
6 9 7 58 19 34 11 One-Trick Pony
"One-Trick Pony" /
"Long, Long Day"
40 52
1981 "Oh, Marion" /
"God Bless the Absentee"
1983 "The Blues" (with Randy Newman) /
"Same Girl" (Randy Newman solo)
51 36 100 48 Trouble in Paradise
"Allergies" /
"Think Too Much (B)"
44 48 26 47 Hearts and Bones
1984 "Think Too Much (A)" /
"Song About the Moon"
1986 "You Can Call Me Al" /
"Gumboots"
23 26 15 4 11 2 16 5 Graceland
"Graceland" /
"Hearts and Bones"
81 69 38 98 71 62 79
1987 "The Boy in the Bubble" /
"Crazy Love, Vol. II"
86 15 26 46 16
"Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" /
"All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints"
77 69 85
"Under African Skies" /
"I Know What I Know"
- - -
1988 "Mother and Child Reunion" /
Train in The Distance"
- - - - - - - Negotiations and Love Songs
1990 "The Obvious Child" [E]
"The Rhythm of The Saints"
92 21 15 28 42 12 The Rhythm of the Saints
"Proof" /
"The Cool, Cool River"
89 134
"Born at the Right Time" /
"Further to Fly"
1991 "Still Crazy After All These Years" (live) /
The Sound of Silence (live)
Paul Simon's Concert in the Park
1995 "Something So Right" (with Annie Lennox) 44 Medusa
2000 "Old" - You're the One
"You're the One"
2002 "Father and Daughter" /
"Father and Daughter (Instrumental)"
20 The Wild Thornberrys Movie
2006 "Father and Daughter" /
"Another Galaxy"
31 Surprise
"That's Me" 156
"Outrageous" 194
2010 "Getting Ready for Christmas Day" So Beautiful or So What
2011 "The Afterlife"[F] 50
2012 "The Boxer" (with Jerry Douglas feat. Mumford & Sons) 97 Babel
2016 "Wristband"[40][G] Stranger to Stranger
"Cool Papa Bell" -
"The Werewolf" -
Number one hits 1 2 3 2
Top 10 hits 6 7 11 3 7 4 7 2 1
Notes

Other appearancesEdit

StudioEdit

Year Song Album Notes
1997 "Ten Years" Carnival![41] originally recorded for The Oprah Winfrey Show[42]
2010 "Biko" I'll Scratch Yours released as a single in 2010, then featured on I'll Scratch Yours in 2013

LiveEdit

Year Song Album
1994 "Graceland" (live version) The Unplugged Collection, Volume One[43]
2010 "You Can Call Me Al" The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts[44]
"The Wanderer" (with Dion DiMucci)
"Here Comes the Sun" (with David Crosby and Graham Nash)

GuestEdit

Year Song Album
1989 "Written on the Subway Wall"/"Little Star"[45] (with Dion) Yo Frankie
1996 "Rockabilly Music" and "A Mile Out of Memphis" (with Carl Perkins) Go Cat Go[46]
2007 "Fast Car" Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant
2012 "The Boxer" (with Jerry Douglas and Mumford & Sons) Traveler[47] and Babel
2015 "New York Is My Home"[48] (with Dion) New York Is My Home
2020 "Song for Sam Cooke (Here in America)"[49] (with Dion) Blues with Friends

VideographyEdit

Source:[50]

ReferencesEdit

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