Song written and recorded by Jim Croce which is regarded as one of the greatest love songs of all time. It was actually written for Jim’s newborn son A.J., now a pop/rock artist in his own right, for the 1972 album You Don’t Mess Around With Jim. Croce’s premature death in a plane crash, at the pinnacle of his career, plus the song’s inclusion in the ABC-TV movie She Lives! helped “Time in a Bottle” reach #1 in December 1973. It continues to receive frequent airplay to this day.
Paul Rupright recordings
AMG (780638) (US 45)