46. Homeless (Paul Simon)

American singer/song writer Paul Simon (image credit) had struggled for a long time to re-find his creativity which was still so evident in his early seventies' solo efforts. He succeeded in the mid eighties, when he collaborated with a number of black South African artists (who were still suffering from the Apartheid regime) and released the landmark Graceland album, a clear candidate for one of the ten best albums of all time. Undoubtedly the best track of this 1986 album is Homeless. The South African ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambozo's vocal harmonies help to lift an elegant little song to classic status.

Other songs by this act that would have qualified: Diamonds on the soles of her shoes, American tune, Under African skies.


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