Billboard #1 Hits: #389: ” 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover”- Paul Simon. February 7, 1976. #1 for 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover”- Paul Simon
- Record Company- Columbia
- Genre: Soft Rock
- Written by Paul Simon
- Time: 3:35
- B-side: “Some Folks Lives Roll Easy”
- Album- Still Crazy After All These Years
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #1 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #23 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Canada.
Until Graceland a decade later- Still Crazy After All These Years was Paul Simon’s most acclaimed album- there were four hit singles- and the most successful of those was this one. Simon and his wife had split up and this song was influenced by that event- he took a humorous approach to the subject. Previously he had 2 singles reach #2- “50 Ways” would be his only single to hit #1 as a solo performer.