The Fugees Killing Me Softly:
Killing Me Softly with His Song is a song originally composed by Charles Fox with its lyrics written by Norman Gimbel, with assistance from Lori Lieberman, who recorded the song in 1971.
Hip hop group Fugees covered the song in 1996, simply titled “Killing Me Softly“, for their album The Score, with Lauryn Hill providing the lead vocals. Their version was a big hit, peaking at number one (1) on the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40, the UK Singles chart and in sixteen (16) other countries.
Killing Me Softly won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 1997 Grammy Awards. The song’s video also won the MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video.
In 2008, Killing Me Softly was ranked number 25 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop and number forty-four (44) on its list of the 100 Greatest Songs of the ’90s.
American singer Roberta Flack’s 1973 version was equally commercially successful.
© 1996 Ruffhouse Records.
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