|"Time in a Bottle"|
|Single by Jim Croce|
|from the album You Don't Mess Around with Jim|
|B-side||"Hard Time Losin' Man"|
|Producer(s)||Terry Cashman, Tommy West|
|Jim Croce singles chronology|
"Time in a Bottle" is a song by singer-songwriter Jim Croce. He wrote the lyrics after his wife Ingrid told him she was pregnant in December 1970.It appeared on Croce's 1972 ABC debut album You Don't Mess Around with Jim and was featured in the 1973 ABC made-for-television movie She Lives! After he was killed in a plane crash in September 1973, the song was aired frequently on radio, and demand for a single release built. The single of "Time in a Bottle" became Croce's second and final track to reach number 1 in the United States.
The arrangement features a harpsichord that producer Tommy West discovered had been left in the mixing studio.
Cash Box magazine called the song "a sweet, tender ballad filled with Croce’s magical vocal touch".Record World called it "an instant classic and an extremely moving record."
"Time in a Bottle" was the third posthumous Billboard number-one hit after "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding and "Me and Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin.
After the single finished its two-week run at the top of the charts in early January 1974, the album You Don't Mess Around with Jim became No. 1 for five weeks.
In 1977, Time in a Bottle was chosen as the title of a compilation album of Croce's love songs.
7" Single (ABC-11405)
|United States||Gold (RIAA)|
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Mateus highlights "Time in a Bottle" campaign on spot tv. Thirty- second spots created by Shaller Rubin & Winer link Mateus with romance and intimacy to the tune of Jim Croce's love ballad, "Time ...
Last year's Mateus ad centered around Jim Croce's "Time in a Bottle," and the current spot continues on a similar note with its "Spend the good times with Mateus" ...
The major advertislng support for Mateus during the past growth year was the 'Time in a Bottle" television spot, with its message. "Spend the Good Times with Mateus."