Slip Slidin' Away

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"Slip Slidin' Away"
Single by Paul Simon
from the album Greatest Hits, Etc.
B-side "Something So Right"
Released October 1977
Genre Soft rock, folk rock
Length 4:43
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Paul Simon
Producer(s) Paul Simon, Phil Ramone
Paul Simon singles chronology
"Still Crazy After All These Years" / "I Do It For Your Love"
"Slip Slidin' Away" / "Something So Right"
"Stranded in a Limousine" / "Have a Good Time"

"Slip Slidin' Away" is a 1977 song written and recorded by Paul Simon, from his compilation album Greatest Hits, Etc.. It was one of two new songs to appear on the album, the other being "Stranded in a Limousine". Backing vocals on the song are provided by The Oak Ridge Boys. The song was originally recorded and considered for Simon's 1975 album Still Crazy After All These Years, but Simon decided not to include the song on the finished album. A demo version appears on the 2004 re-issue of the album.[1][2][3][4]

"Slip Slidin' Away" was released as a single in October 1977 and became a major hit, peaking at #5 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.[5]

The song is referenced in the 1996 video game Super Mario 64 in the level "Cool, Cool Mountain". One of the missions where Mario has to go down an icy slide is called "Slip Slidin' Away".


  1. ^ "Slip Slidin' Away". Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Paul Simon– Slip Slidin Away / Stranded In A Limousine". Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Greatest Hits, Etc.". Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away + lyrics". Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Slip Slidin' Away (4:44)". Retrieved 12 January 2014.