BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #290: “KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG”- ROBERTA FLACK -FEBRUARY 24, 1973

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Billboard #1 Hits: #290: “Killing Me Softly With His Song”- Roberta Flack. February 24, 1973. #1 for 5 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Killing Me Softly With His Song”- Roberta Flack
  • Record Company- Atlantic
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by-Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel
  • Time: 4:46
  • B-side:”Just Like A Woman”
  • Album-Killing Me Softly
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #1 5 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #6 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia and Canada.

“Killing Me Softly With His Song”- was written by Charles Fox and Norman GImbel in collaboration with singer-songwriter Lori Lieberman after she was inspired by attending a Don McLean concert in 1971. She released her version of the song in 1972 but Roberta Flack was the one who took it to #1 and won Grammy’s for it for- Record Of The Year and Best Female Pop Performance. A remake by The Fugees won a Grammy in 1997 for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with vocal. Rolling Stone ranked Flack’s version at #360 on their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list. Roberta Flack was everywhere in the first half of the 70’s-winning awards/ having hits- then by the end of the decade seemed to have vanished.

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