Back at no. 1


As one old enough to remember when the original ‘Bridge over Troubled Waters’ by Simon and Garfunkel was released, I have mixed feelings about the Simon Cowell organised charity version that’s crashed straight in at no 1, on only two days sales.

On the one hand, I applaud the money it will raise for those who suffered in the appalling Grenfell Tower fire, but on the other, I plan to spend the rest of my life never hearing it.

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2 thoughts on “Back at no. 1

  1. Totally agree. It’s a shame that many things which are not good in themselves, do good, then end up being judged as ‘good’. It’s also a shame (literally) that this single needed to be released – in order to do good.

    1. I’ve managed to get this far and only ever hear Elton John’s ‘Goodbye English Rose’ once (through fingers jammed in my ears before a United game at Old Trafford) so I hope to do the same with this. I applaud the spirit, but deplore the need: why do we have to wait until people are killed horribly before we think we should do something to prevent it?

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