Kodachrome (3:33)

Cover of The Essential Paul Simon

From The Essential Paul Simon and 31 other releases

“Kodachrome” is a song written and recorded by Paul Simon. It appeared on his 1973 album There Goes Rhymin’ Simon.

The song is named after the Kodak 35mm film Kodachrome. For the week ending May 19, 1973, “Kodachrome” made it onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart and five weeks later, the song moved to number nine, just ahead of “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando and just behind “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)” by George Harrison. The song then became a major hit in the United States, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart as well as the Billboard adult contemporary chart, but it was not released as a single in Britain because, according to American Top 40 host Casey Kasem, the British Broadcasting Corporation would not play the trademarked name.


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When I think back on all the crap I've learned in high school
It's a wonder I can think at all
And though my lack of education hasn't hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall

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