The Only Living Boy In New York (track) by Simon & Garfunkel

The Only Living Boy In New York by Simon & Garfunkel
Year: 1970
From the album Bridge Over Troubled Water (track #8)
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The Only Living Boy In New York appears on the following album(s) by Simon & Garfunkel:


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Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia / The Only Living Boy In New York City - 45 RPM 7”
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89/100 (from 357 votes)
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This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 89.4/100, a mean average of 88.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 89.8/100. The standard deviation for this track is 12.5.

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From 05/29/2015 19:23
An impossibly beautiful, sad song. I don't think vocal harmonies more gorgeous exist!
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From 10/12/2014 00:08
Brilliant track, my favourite from the album. Lyrics are so beautifully sad.
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From 03/10/2013 02:49
If they're gonna use a S&G song in a car commerical, why not "Baby Driver?"
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From 12/03/2010 12:37
They are using this song in a car commercial..so odd, since it came out in 1970 and was the flip side of "Cecilia" so it didn't get any airplay as far as I remember...why are they using it?
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From 11/03/2010 14:04
I am so happy and somewhat surprised that this song is so highly rated on BEA...It is my second favorite S/G song ("Kathy's song" is my favorite).
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