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Roberta Flack

Killing Me Softly With His Song

  • Soul
  • Pop
  • Space
  • Jazz
  • Folk
song from
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 2012
  • 1974
  • 1971

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“Killing Me Softly with His Song” is a 1971 song composed by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel. It has been covered by numerous artists, most notably by Roberta Flack whose version topped the U.S. pop singles charts and won a Grammy Award; and The Fugees whose rendition charted at number two, contributing to their Grammy Award-winning album, ‘‘The Score. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Killing me softly with his song ... Telling my whole life with his words ... Strumming my pain with his fingers

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This song is listed #360 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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