Simon and Garfunkel were an American folk-rock duo, containing 2 members – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. They were the best-selling music groups of the 1960s and The Sound of Silence was their biggest hit.
They were known as Tom and Jerry and their career was mainly represented by folk-rock genre.
The Sound of Silence was written by Paul Simon in 1964 an also 1964. The song was released in September 1964 as part of the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
The song was part of the album which was a commercial failure and which led to the disbanding of the band.
Even so, the song began to attract airplay at some radio stations in Boston and Florida. The Sound of Silence also peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966, it was also featured in the 1967 movie named The Graduate and was included in its soundtrack.
The song reached top ten in many countries like Australia, Netherlands, Japan, Austria and Germany.
It first broke in Boston, becoming one of the top-selling singles in 1965. After that, in Miami and Washington.
Another important fact about the song is that was added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress for being culturally, historically or aesthetically important in 2012.
Looking into The free Sound of Silence piano sheets composition, we can find out that the original recording of the song is in D minor, with Simon playing the guitar with a capo on the sixth free, using the shapes for Am, G, F and C chords.
The song was covered by Disturbed, version which was released in December 2015 and had a lot of success, peaking the charts.
Looking into the free Sound of Silence piano sheet music covered by Disturbed, we can see that the version was sung in the key of F minor.
The song was certificated 2 times platinum in Australia, 4 times in Canada, 2 times in Norway, 3 times in Sweden and 3 times in the US. And this is only platinum. It was also certified Gold many other times in many countries.
The instruments present in the song are guitar, bass guitar and drums.
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