Billboard #1 Hits: #313: “Time In A Bottle”- Jim Croce. December 29, 1973. 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Time In A Bottle”- Jim Croce
- Record Company- ABC
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Jim Croce
- Time: 2:30
- B-side:”Hard Time Losin’ Man”
- Album- You Don’t Mess Around With Jim
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
“Time In A Bottle” became Jim Croce’s second #1 hit in 1973- this one was a posthumous hit- Croce had been killed in a plane crash in September 1973. Jim Croce wrote the lyrics to this song in 1970- after his wife told him that she was pregnant. ABC had no plans to release “Time In A Bottle” as a single-until Croce was killed in that plane crash.