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Written by Paul Simon
Date 1975
Source Still Crazy After All These Years (abum)
Publisher Paul Simon Music

"50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" is a song written and recorded by Paul Simon, and included on Simon's album Still Crazy After All These Years. Released in December 1975, the song—about a promiscuous woman's humorous advice to a man wanting to leave his wife—became a major pop hit, spending three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1976.

On The Muppet Show, "50 Ways ... " was sung by Floyd and Janice in episode 511. They were backed by Animal on drums and Rizzo the Rat on cymbals.


  • Variations of the song's title were a running gag throughout the Paul Simon episode. During the cold open, Paul Simon says that he knows "Fifty Ways to Love Your Lever," Rowlf asks Floyd and Janice during the song if it's actually "50 Ways to Love Your Lever," and in the Veterinarian's Hospital sketch, Dr. Bob says that he plans to operate on Gonzo while mentioning a Paul Simon song..."50 Ways to Leave Your Liver."
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