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Bridge Over Troubled Water (song)

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"Bridge Over Troubled Water" is the title song of Simon and Garfunkel's final album together, Bridge Over Troubled Water. In the song "bridge" is used as a metaphor for something stable and comforting, as opposed to the wildly streaming river, representing trouble, pain, and unrest. It reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts on February 28 1970 and it proved to be a monster smash by staying at the top of the charts for an incredible six weeks. Ironically, it was trounced off the number one spot by The Beatles's "Let It Be" which was yet another comforting song for turbulent times. The song has been covered by many artists since.

Awards

It won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in the Grammy Awards of 1971, with its album also winning several awards in the same year. In 1999, BMI named it as the 19th-most performed song of the 20th century. [1] (http://bmi.com/awards/1999/top100.asp)

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