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Love Is In The Air: Me and Mrs Jones



February 13, 2020




Month-long celebration of Love featuring Love Songs from the 70’s.

You are more than welcome to join in the fun, all you need to do is include a link to your post in the comments so that everyone can visit. The more the merrier :)  Your songs do not need to be from the 70’s, but they do need to be Love Songs.

Alright! Let’s get this party started! Fill up those waterbeds, break out the black lights and disco balls and let’s have some fun!

The song for today -

Me and Mrs Jones by Billy Paul


Wikipedia tells us about this song:

"Me and Mrs. Jones" was a #1 single originally performed by Billy Paul, recorded and released in 1972 on CBS Records' Philadelphia International imprint. The single, included on the album 360 Degrees of Billy Paul, was written by Cary 'Hippy' Gilbert, Kenny Gamble, and Leon Huff.

The single became Paul's only #1 single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, peaking at that position for three weeks in December 1972. "Me and Mrs. Jones" also achieved this feat on Billboard's R&B Singles chart, remaining at the top position for four weeks. On the Hot 100, it replaced "I Am Woman" by Helen Reddy and was replaced by Carly Simon's "You're So Vain". It also hit #10 on the Adult Contemporary chart. For two weeks - 3rd-10th February 1973 - it peaked at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart

The radio edit versions were shorter, omitting the second verse, as well as shortening the coda. The video clip of this song features Billy Paul playing piano in a recording session, smoking a cigar, while accompanied by dancers.









Won’t you join me in this fun month-long theme? Again, all you need to do is post your link in the comments.









Comments

  1. Too bad he didn't cross over more. He did a version of Paul McCartney's "Let 'Em In" that's better than the original. I love the mood this sets.

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