Billboard #1 Hits: #286: “Me And Mrs. Jones”- Billy Paul. December 16, 1972. #1 for 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Me And Mrs. Jones”- Billy Paul
- Record Company- Philadelphia International
- Genre: Soul
- Written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Cary Gilbert
- Time: 4:45
- B-side:”Your Song”
- Album-360 Degrees Of Billy Paul
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #1 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.#12 in UK Singles Chart.
The final #1 hit of 1972- a great year not only for #1 hits but for popular music. Billy Paul had been around forever- his first single was released in 1952- but it wasn’t until 1972 that he hit the Billboard Hot 100- and with a big splash- a #1 hit. He only had one other Top 40 hit- but “Me And Mrs. Jones -forty eight years later still gets a ton of airplay.