On this day in 1968 “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkel peaks to No.1 on the Hot 100

The song was first made available as part of the soundtrack of the 1967 movie “The Graduate”

On this day in 1968 “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkel peaks to No.1 on the Hot 100

Released on April 5, 1968, “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkel remains one of the duo’s most popular songs. It was included on their fourth studio album, “Bookends” in 1968 and became most famous for its inclusion in the 1967 film “The Graduate” as part of the original soundtrack. is famous for its inclusion in the 1967 film The Graduate. “Mrs. Robinson” became the duo’s second chart-topper, hitting number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and peaking within the top 10 of multiple other countries. On June 1, 1968, it peaked to No.1 on the Hot 100. The song was also awarded two Grammy Awards at the 11th Annual Grammy Awards in 1969. It became the first rock song to win Record of the Year but it was ineligible for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, as a nominee must have been written exclusively for the film in which it appeared.

Watch Simon & Garfunkel performing “Mrs. Robinson” live in 1982



Also listen to the original 1968 version of “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkel

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