The Story Behind the Art-Bridge Over Troubled Water



There's a long-standing argument between my husband and me over which rendition of the song Bridge Over Troubled Water  is the best. The song was released over 50 years ago in January 1970 by the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. It won 5 grammy's including Record of the Year and Song of the Year. It remained #1 on charts for six weeks in the U.S. If you tune in to a 70's station it will more than likely be on the playlist. Most of us know the song and you are probably singing it to yourself right now! 

Despite all the hoopla over the song, it's not one of my favorites. The lyrics are lovely, but it's kind of a snooze fest if you ask me. Until you hear Elvis sing it. Like pretty much everything he sings, he does it with soul, feeling, warmth, excitement...I can go on and on!  In my humble opinion, any Elvis rendition of a song trumps all others, but as you can tell, I am a huge Elvis fan.( I did collage a portrait of him!)

On the other hand,  Clint is not a huge Elvis fan. He's not much of an Elvis fan at all and to be honest, makes me question a lot of things about him, but that's for another type blog! Despite all this, I came across an interesting video of Paul Simon describing the writing process and the story behind the song.

And here's Elvis' version! Simon and Garfunkel's version does not give me chills or make me cry! Just Sayin'. You can decide which version you like Best!