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Garfunkel said he was aware that Simon was upset by the fact that most people believe “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (the duo’s biggest hit), was written by Garfunkel. Garfunkel acknowledges that people assume he wrote “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (even though the song was written by Simon) because he sings the lead vocals on “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Garfunkel stated that Simon’s feelings about the song is a reflection of his insecurities and massive ego. Garfunkel told Telegraph that Simon’s ego is part of the reason why the duo never reunited to do a tour together. “Will I do another tour with Paul? Well, that’s quite doable. As far as this half is concerned, why not? But I’ve been in that same place for decades. This is where I was in 1971,” Garfunkel told the newspaper. He continued,”How can you walk away from this lucky place on top of the world, Paul? What’s going on with you, you idiot? How could you let that go, jerk?” Garfunkel seems to have an answer as to why Simon is so insecure, his height. Garfunkel said that Simon has a Napoleon complex because of his height, and befriending Simon with love and compassion only made him worse. “That compensation gesture has created a monster,” Garfunkel stated.
Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, the album, was released in 1970. The project went to Number 1 on the Billboard 200, and it also reached the top of the charts in the UK, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Japan, France, Denmark, Canada, and Australia. The album has sold over eight million copies in the US, and it was led by the singles “The Boxer,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Cecilia,” and “El Condor Pasa (If I Could).”