Sunday, February 22, 2015

Long forgotten musical tracks # 79

El Cóndor Pasa (If I Could) is an orchestral musical piece written in 1913, based on traditional Andean folk tunes of Peru by the Peruvian composer Daniel Alomía Robles. Simon & Garfunkel performed it in 1970 for their album “Bridge over Troubled Water” after adding some lyrics in English.

The song peaked at number of European and other charts such as Australian Kent Music Report,Austrian Singles Chart, Belgian Singles Chart, Dutch Singles Chart,
West German Singles Chart, Spanish Singles Chart, Swiss Singles Chart. It remained on 18th position on US Billboard Hot 100 in 1970.

In 2004, Peru declared this song as part of the national cultural heritage.


If you can not see the embedded video on your android devices, here is the link. You can also copy and paste the link in your You Tube App. If that also does not work, search You tube, El Cóndor Pasa, Simon & Garfunkel,

22nd February 2014

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