The gorgeous power ballad
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" was released on January 20, 1970.
Paul Simon composed it very quickly, so much so that he asked
himself, 'Where did that come from? It doesn't seem like me". The
song performed on piano and carries the influence of gospel music.
The original studio recording employs elements of Phil Spector's
'Wall of Sound' technique using L.A. session musicians from the
Wrecking Crew. "Bridge Over The Troubled Water" topped the
hitlists in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, and
New Zealand. It won five awards at the 13th Annual Grammy Awards
in 1971, including for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year.