This song was written by Paul Simon in 1964. It was first recorded by Simon & Garfunkel in 1965. In the UK it was released on their 1966 album Sounds Of Silence. In America it was released on the album Parsley,Sage, Rosemary And Thyme released later in the year. The song was also released as a single with Leaves That Are Green on the B-side. It reached number five on the Billboard chart and number nine on the UK Singles chart. Paul Simon and George Harrison performed the song live on Saturday Night Live in 1976.