Who Sings 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

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Who Sings 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover is a 1975 Soft and Folk Rock. This song was written and sung by the American singer-songwriter Paul Simon. It was the second single from his fourth studio album, Still Crazy After All These Years (1975), released on Columbia Records.

The first and original singer of the song 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover is Paul Simon. Backing vocals on the single were performed by Patti Austin, Valerie Simpson, and Phoebe Snow. The song features a recognizable repeated drum riff performed by drummer Steve Gadd.

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover is one of the most popular singles of Paul Simon. This single was released in December 1975 and began to see chart success within the new year. The single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and remained a best seller for nearly five months.

It became Simon's sole number-one hit as a solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, It hit number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 on February 7, 1976. Soaring from number ten the previous week, and remained there for three weeks; it topped the adult contemporary chart for two weeks

Overseas, on the UK Singles Chart, the song reached number 23 in January 1976, and was his highest position in France, where it peaked at number two. Elsewhere, the song was a top 20 hit in Canada and New Zealand.

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Lyric


"The problem is all inside your head", she said to me
"The answer is easy if you take it logically
I'd like to help you in your struggle to be free
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover"

She said, "it's really not my habit to intrude
Furthermore, I hope my meaning won't be lost or misconstrued
But I'll repeat myself at the risk of being crude
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover
Fifty ways to leave your lover"

You just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don't need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free

Ooh, slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don't need to be coy, Roy
You just listen to me
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free

She said, "it grieves me so to see you in such pain
I wish there was something I could do to make you smile again"
I said, "I appreciate that and would you please explain
About the fifty ways"

She said, "why don't we both just sleep on it tonight?
And I believe in the morning you'll begin to see the light"
And then she kissed me and I realized she probably was right
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover
Fifty ways to leave your lover

You just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don't need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free
Oh, you hop on the bus, Gus
You don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free

Slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don't need to be coy, Roy
You just listen to me
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free


Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Paul Simon


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Paul Simon Charts Version
Weekly Charts
Chart (1975–76)Peak
Position
Australia (Kent Music Report)
35
Canada (RPM) Top Singles
7
Canada Pop Music Playlist (RPM)
1
France (SNEP)
2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)
18
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)
23
US Easy Listening (Billboard)
1
US Billboard Hot 100
1
West Germany (Official German Charts)
42

Year-end Charts
Chart (1976)Rank
Canada 100 (RPM)
91
US Billboard Hot 100
8
US Billboard Easy Listening
3
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