50 Years of Singing Along To "Mrs. Robinson"

50 Years of Singing Along To "Mrs. Robinson"


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What started off as a song written, “Mrs. Roosevelt,” by American rock/folk duo Simon and Garfunkel, ended up getting picked up for a movie soundtrack involving a character “Mrs. Robinson.”  That movie, “The Graduate,” is still popular today - however, perhaps not as popular as “Mrs. Robinson” became.

"Mrs. Robinson" became a worldwide hit, reaching top ten charts in several countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, and the U.S. to name a few. In 2004 it was named No. 6 on the American Film Institute’s 100 Years 100 Songs survey of top hits in American cinemas.

The song has been covered by a number of artists, including Frank Sinatra and the Indigo Girls, but nothing beats that original, rustic Simon and Garfunkel tune that has everyone singing along whenever it comes on.

The song is 50 years old today, and doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

Of course it was also a huge hit for The Lemonheads in 1992 peaking at #16 in the ARIA Charts!

-Toni-ann Mattera

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