Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence” strikes with its beautiful harmonies, making this folk-rock ballad a timeless masterpiece. Today, we present to you a rendition done by Jaiwant Nana and his father Johnny Nana. The two are big fans of classic rock. We just love seeing the father-son unity, enjoying each others company, focusing on something special together. I’m sure their relationship is as harmonized as their performance. Please, enjoy their soothing rendition. Don’t forget to click LIKE and SHARE buttons. Thanks for watching!
Originally titled “The Sounds of Silence,” was part of the “Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.,” debut musical album by Simon and Garfunkel. It was released in October 1964. The album turned out to be a commercial failure, encouraging the members to part ways. Paul Simon moved back to England, and Art Garfunkel returned to his studies at Columbia University. In spring 1965, the song “The Sound of Silence” started getting attention at radio stations in Boston, Massachusetts, and Florida. The song’s producer, Tom Wilson, decided to remix it, overdubbing electric instrumentation. The single was released in September 1965. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending January 1, 1966. Such unexpected success lead to the duo’s reunion. They recorded their second album, titled “Sounds of Silence.”
“The Sound of Silence” was a top-ten hit in multiple countries worldwide, including Australia, Austria, West Germany, Japan and the Netherlands. In 1999, BMI named the track the 18th most-performed song of the 20th century. In 2004, it was ranked No. 157 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. “The Sound of Silence” is now considered “the quintessential folk rock release”. The song was added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important” in 2013 along with the rest of the “Sounds of Silence” album.