Killing Me Softly

Killing Me Softly by Fugees was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, June 8, 1996 spending 5 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This was written by the songwriting team of Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel, and first recorded by Lori Lieberman in 1972. The story goes that the song was inspired by Don McLean, a singer/songwriter famous for his hit "American Pie." This was a US and UK #1 hit for Fugees in 1996. They did a hip-hop version featuring the vocals of Lauryn Hill. The Fugees wanted to change the lyrics and make it a song about poverty and drug abuse in the inner city with the title "Killing Him Softly," but Gimbel and Fox refused. The singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat was first inspired to start singing when she heard the Fugees version of "Killing Me Softly" at the age of 11. The Fugees version is a popular Karaoke choice, but usually not a good one.

Killing Me Softly FAQs

Who sang Killing Me Softly?

Killing Me Softly was performed by Fugees

What year did Killing Me Softly get to the UK number 1 spot?

Killing Me Softly first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, June 8, 1996

How long was Killing Me Softly at number 1 in the UK?

Killing Me Softly spent 5 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.