Did you know that Roberta Flack’s monster hit ‘Killing Me Softly with his Song’ is actually a cover?
Written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel, ‘Killing Me Softly with his Song’ was originally recorded by Lori Lieberman in 1971. Flack subsequently released her own version of the song in 1973 as the title track of her double platinum ‘Killing Me Softly’ album.
‘Killing Me Softly with his Song’ became a major hit for Flack and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track also won the Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female in 1974. Furthermore, Flack’s recording also earned the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999.
Listen to Lieberman and Flack’s versions of ‘Killing Me Softly with his Song’ below: