The Beatles’ ‘Paperback Writer’ Stopped a Paul Simon Song From Hitting No. 1


  • The Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” competed with one of Paul Simon’s songs on the charts.
  • A band besides Simon & Garfunkel recorded the hit version of the song.
  • Simon’s song influenced a lot of listeners.
Paul Simon holding a guitar
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The Beatles‘ “Paperback Writer” competed with a song written by Paul Simon on the charts. Subsequently, “Paperback Writer” performed better in the United States. Notably, Simon’s hit was not recorded by Simon & Garfunkel.

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