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Something So Right (song)

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Genre  Pop rock
Label  Columbia
Length  4:33
Writer(s)  Paul Simon
Released  May 5, 1973 (1973-05-05)
Recorded  1972 Columbia Studios, New York City

"Something So Right" is a song by the American singer-songwriter Paul Simon. It is the fourth song on his second studio album, There Goes Rhymin' Simon (1973). Although it was not a single, it was released as a B-side of a number of singles, including "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" and "Slip Slidin' Away".


The song has been covered by numerous artists, most notably by British singer Annie Lennox, whose 1995 duet with Simon placed at number 44 on the UK Singles Chart.

Credits and personnel

Credits adapted from the liner notes of There Goes Rhymin' Simon.

Cover versions

  • In 1974, the song was recorded by Barbra Streisand for her album The Way We Were.
  • In 1976, the song was recorded by Miami soul singer Gwen McCrae giving name to her album Something So Right.
  • In 1977, the song was recorded by Phoebe Snow for her album Never Letting Go.
  • In 1995, the song was recorded by British singer Annie Lennox for her album Medusa. Later that year, Lennox re-recorded the track as a duet with Paul Simon, and it was released as a single, reaching no. 44 on the UK charts.
  • The song was also recorded by singer-songwriter Susan Werner on her album Last of the Good Straight Girls, released in 1995.
  • Country recording artist Trisha Yearwood recorded a cover of the song for the soundtrack to the 1999 film For Love of the Game.
  • In 2004, Marcia Hines recorded a cover for her album Hinesight.
  • CD Maxi Single

    1. "Something So Right" – 3:50
    2. "Waiting In Vain" (Recorded Live For Radio 1) – 3:39
    3. "Something So Right" (Recorded Live For Radio 1) – 3:40
    4. "Money Can't Buy It" (Recorded Live In New York) – 4:49

    CD Single

    1. "Something so Right" – 3:50
    2. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (Recorded live in New York) – 3:28


    Paul Simon version
    Annie Lennox version


    Something So Right (song) Wikipedia

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