I knew that ‘Me and Mrs. Jones’ would be a hit even before it was released,” Paul recalled. “It’s a song that everybody can relate to.”
The Young Rascals’ party-starting version of “Good Lovin’” remained a bestseller for 14 weeks, eventually selected for inclusion in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Village People felt that their lyrics always dealt with positive things — and a very positive place to hang out was the YMCA. It was inevitable that the group would write a song about it.