Paul Simon discography

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Paul Simon discography
Paul Simon
Paul Simon in a concert in 2007
Releases
Studio albums 11
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 9
Singles 15

Paul Simon is an American singer-songwriter, known not only for his solo work, but also as a member of the folk-duo Simon & Garfunkel together with Art Garfunkel. He has released studio albums, live albums, compilation albums and singles. His music career has spanned for over fifty years. He started recording music in the 1950s and his most recent album was released in 2011.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album information Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[1]
AUS
[2][3]
FIN
[4][5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11][12]
UK
[13]
1965 The Paul Simon Songbook
(not released in the US until 2004)
  • Released: August, 1965
  • Label: CBS
  • Format: LP
1972 Paul Simon 4 5 1 37 2 1 1 1
1973 There Goes Rhymin' Simon
  • Released: May 7, 1973
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
2 7 17 5 6 1 4
1975 Still Crazy After All These Years
  • Released: October 6, 1975
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
1 39 29 11 24 8 9 6
1983 Hearts and Bones
  • Released: November 4, 1983
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, LP
35 99 19 51 14 3 11 34
1986 Graceland
  • Released: August 25, 1986
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, LP
3 1 7 1 2 1 1 6 4 1
1990 The Rhythm of the Saints
  • Released: October 16, 1990
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, LP
4 3 9 22 11 2 6 6 8 1
1997 Songs from The Capeman
  • Released: November 18, 1997
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD
42 26 41 32 36 83
2000 You're the One
  • Released: October 3, 2000
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD
19 73 17 41 9 24 20
2006 Surprise
  • Released: May 9, 2006
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD, LP
14 73 102 37 20 20 10 4
  • UK: Gold[15]
  • US: 300,000
2011 So Beautiful or So What
  • Released: April 8, 2011
  • Label: Hear Music
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
4 41 49 38 20 6 23 2 4 6
  • UK: Silver[15]
  • US: 260,000
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Album information Chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2][3]
FIN
[4][5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
UK
[13]
1980 One-Trick Pony
  • Released: August, 1980
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP
12 15 11 8 6 2 9 17
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album information Chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2][3]
FIN
[4][5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
UK
[13]
1977 Greatest Hits, Etc.
  • Released: 1977
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
18 22 16 6
1988 Negotiations and Love Songs
  • Released: October 18, 1988
  • Label: Warner Bros./WEA
  • Format: CD
110 27 5 17
1991 Born at the Right Time: The Best of Paul Simon
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD
20 47
1993 The Paul Simon Anthology
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD
14 5
2000 Greatest Hits: Shining Like a National Guitar
  • Released: May 8, 2000
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD
44 25 59 12 30 5 14 6
2002 The Paul Simon Collection:
On My Way, Don't Know Where I'm Goin'
  • Released: November 5, 2002
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD
108 71 22
2006 Recorded As Jerry Landis
  • Released: July 20, 2006
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD
2007 The Essential Paul Simon
  • Released: June 26, 2007
  • Label: Warner Bros./WEA
  • Format: CD
42 26 29 12
2009 This Better Be Good 60
2011 Songwriter[24]
  • Released: October 24, 2011
  • Label: Sony Records
  • Format: CD
141
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album information Chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2][3]
FIN
[4][5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
UK
[13]
1974 Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin'
  • Released: March 1974
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
33 20 19
1991 Paul Simon's Concert in the Park, August 15, 1991
  • Released: November 5, 1991
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD
74 91 25 60
2012 Live In New York City
  • Released: September 18, 2012
  • Label: Hear Music / Concord Music Group
  • Format: 2CD/DVD, DVD, Blu-ray
95 150
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Box sets[edit]

Year Album information Chart positions Certifications
US
[1]
AUS
[2][3]
FIN
[4][5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
NZ
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
UK
[13]
1993 Paul Simon 1964/1993
  • Released: September 28, 1993
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: LP
173

US: Gold[14]

2004 The Studio Recordings, 1972-2000
  • Released: June 29, 2004
  • Label: Rhino
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released.

Singles[edit]

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

Singles recorded by Paul Simon under different names[edit]

Year A-side / B-side Chart positions Ref(s)
US
[25]
1958 "True or False" /
"Teenage Fool"[A]
[26]
1959 "Anna Belle" /
"Loneliness"[B]
[26]
"Don’t Take the Stars" /
"So Tenderly"[C]
[26]
1960 "Just a Boy" /
"Shy"[B]
[26]
"Just a Boy" /
"I'd Like to Be"[B]
[26]
"All Through the Night" /
"(I Begin) To Think Again of You"[C]
[26]
"Swanee" /
"Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye"[B]
[26]
1961 "I Wish I Weren't in Love" /
"I'm Lonely"[B]
[26]
"Play Me A Sad Song" /
"It Means a Lot to Them"[B]
[26]
"Motorcycle" /
"I Don't Believe Them"[D]
99 [26]
1962 "Express Train" /
"Wildflower"[D]
[26]
"Cry, Little Boy, Cry" /
"Get Up And Do The Wobble"[D]
[26]
"The Lone Teen Ranger" /
"Lisa"[B]
97 [26]
"Cards of Love" /
"Noise"[D]
[26]
"—" 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

Solo singles[edit]

Year Title 'A' / Title 'B' Chart positions Album
US Hot 100
[25]
US Cashbox
[27]
US AC
[25]
US Main.
[25]
UK
[13]
CAN
AUS
[28]
FRA
[6]
NLD
[8]
NOR
[10]
1965 "I Am a Rock" /
"Leaves That Are Green" [A]
The Paul Simon Song Book
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 19 40 26
"Duncan" /
"Run That Body Down"
52 58 30 86[B]
1973 "Kodachrome" /
"Tenderness"
2 2 2 1 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
"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
"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 5 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"
44 48 26 47 Hearts and Bones
1984 "Think Too Much" /
"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 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
1990 "The Obvious Child" [E] 92 21 15 42 12 The Rhythm of the Saints
"Proof" 89
"Born at the Right Time"
1991 "Still Crazy After All These Years" (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"
2003 "Father and Daughter" 20 The Wild Thornberrys Movie
2006 "Father and Daughter" 31 Surprise
"That's Me" 156
"Outrageous" 194
2010 "Getting Ready for Christmas Day" So Beautiful or So What
2011 "The Afterlife" 50
2012 "The Boxer" (with Jerry Douglas feat. Mumford & Sons) 97 Babel
Number one hits
1
2
3
2
Top 10 hits 6 7 11 3 7 2 7 2 1
Notes

Videos[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
1994 "Graceland" (live version) The Unplugged Collection, Volume 1[29]
1996 "Rockabilly Music" and "A Mile Out of Memphis" (with Carl Perkins) Go Cat Go[30]
2007 "Fast Car" Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant
2010 "You Can Call Me Al" The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts[31]
"The Wanderer" (with Dion DiMucci)
"Here Comes the Sun" (with David Crosby and Graham Nash)
2012 "The Boxer" (with Jerry Douglas and Mumford & Sons) Traveler[32]
2013 "Biko" I'll Scratch Yours

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