December 1972 – a song popular in this month – Me and Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul
This song is about marital infidelity.
Interesting facts about Me and Mrs. Jones & Billy Paul
A hint about this song’s subject matter is cleverly “hidden” in its intro: the saxophone is playing the first line from a 1953 Doris Day hit entitled “Secret Love,”.
The song came to life after Billy Paul took it with him on vacation and came back to deliver the powerful, emotive vocals that many people could relate to.
When this hit #1 on December 16, 1972, it knocked Helen Reddy’s female-empowerment anthem “I Am Woman” out of the top spot.
The Dramatics took this song to #47 in 1975; in 2007, Michael Bublé included it on his album Call Me Irresponsible.
After Billy Paul died on April 24, 2016, the Gamble and Huff team released a statement saying, “Our proudest moment with Billy was the recording of the salacious smash ‘Me and Mrs. Jones.’ In our view, it is one of the greatest love songs ever recorded.
This information was provided by Songfacts.com