The 59th Street Bridge Song

The 59th Street Bridge Song (Simon & Garfunkel)

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"The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" is a short and whimsical song by folk music duo Simon and Garfunkel, appearing on their 1966 album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. "59th Street Bridge" is the colloquial name of the Queensboro Bridge in New York City. The song's message is immediately delivered in its opening verse: "Slow down, you move too fast".

The studio version features Dave Brubeck Quartet members Joe Morello (drums) and Eugene Wright (bass).

Simon and Garfunkel performed the song at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. Footage of this performance is in the film, Monterey Pop. Simon's writing credit was added to the theme song to the American children's TV show H.R. Pufnstuf when The Kroffts were successfully sued by Simon, who claimed that the theme ripped off this song. He is credited as the theme song's co-writer in TeeVee Tunes's Television's Greatest Hits Volume 5: In Living Color.

"Feelin' Groovy" was used in a 2003 series of Gap commercials featuring R&B/soul singers Angie Stone and Mýa....


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