Label: Legacy Recordings
The more thorough Essential Simon & Garfunkel is a far superior collection. However, it has nothing on Greatest Hits when it comes to sheer nostalgia power. Released back in 1972, two years after the duo had disbanded, the record sold like hotcakes (in excess of 14 million), quickly becoming a mandatory listen for every dorm-room sensitive from New York University to UC Santa Barbara. And if the emergence of Fleet Foxes and freak-folk in the 21st century is any indication, college brats are still worshipping this album. Not surprisingly, it is Simon & Garfunkel's all-time best-selling album.