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FUGEES - KILLING ME SOFTLY (SONG)
Entry:23/06/1996 (Position 1)
Last week in charts:20/10/1996 (Position 37)
Peak:1 (7 weeks)
Weeks:18
Place on best of all time:369 (771 points)
Year:1996
Music/Lyrics:Norman Gimbel
Charles Fox
Producer:Wyclef Jean
Lauryn Hill
Cover version of:Lori Lieberman - Killing Me Softly With His Song
World wide:
ch  Peak: 1 / weeks: 28
de  Peak: 1 / weeks: 24
at  Peak: 1 / weeks: 21
fr  Peak: 1 / weeks: 25
nl  Peak: 1 / weeks: 17
be  Peak: 1 / weeks: 20 (Vl)
  Peak: 1 / weeks: 22 (Wa)
se  Peak: 1 / weeks: 19
fi  Peak: 1 / weeks: 11
no  Peak: 1 / weeks: 18
au  Peak: 1 / weeks: 18
nz  Peak: 1 / weeks: 13

CD-Single
Columbia 663146 1 (eu)
CD-Maxi
Columbia 663146 2 (eu)



CD-Maxi
Ruffhouse / Columbia 663343 5 (uk)



7" Single
Columbia 01-663343-00 (uk)


TRACKS
31/05/1996
CD-Single Columbia 663146 1 (Sony) [eu] / EAN 5099766314617
31/05/1996
Promo / Jukebox - 7" Single Columbia 01-663343-00 (Sony) [uk]
1. Killing Me Softly (LP w/out Intro)
4:50
2. Cowboys (LP)
4:46
   
31/05/1996
CD-Maxi Columbia 663146 2 (Sony) [eu] / EAN 5099766314624
1. Killing Me Softly (LP without Intro)
4:50
2. Killing Me Softly (Instrumental)
4:04
3. Cowboys (LP)
4:46
4. Fugees (Tranzlator Crew) - Nappy Heads (Remix)
5:21
   
31/05/1996
CD TWO - CD-Maxi Ruffhouse / Columbia 663343 5 (Sony) [uk] / EAN 5099766334356
1. Killing Me Softly (LP With Intro)
4:16
2. Fu-Gee-La (Refugee Camp Global Mix)
4:15
3. Fugees (Tranzlator Crew) - Vocab (Refugees Hip Hop Mix)
4:07
4. Fugees (Tranzlator Crew) - Vocab (Salaam's Acoustic Remix)
5:54
   

AVAILABLE ON FOLLOWING MEDIA
VersionLengthTitleLabel
Number
Format
Medium
Date
4:59The ScoreColumbia
COL 483549 2
Album
CD
12/02/1996
4:59The ScoreColumbia
CK 67639
Album
CD
13/02/1996
LP With Intro4:16Killing Me Softly [CD TWO]Ruffhouse / Columbia
663343 5
Single
CD-Maxi
31/05/1996
LP w/out Intro4:50Killing Me SoftlyColumbia
663146 1
Single
CD-Single
31/05/1996
LP without Intro4:50Killing Me SoftlyColumbia
663146 2
Single
CD-Maxi
31/05/1996
Instrumental4:04Killing Me SoftlyColumbia
663146 2
Single
CD-Maxi
31/05/1996
4:50KuschelRock 10SME
SMM 484000 2
Compilation
CD
18/09/1996
Live4:33No Woman, No CryColumbia
663898 1
Single
CD-Maxi
15/11/1996
4:59The Score [Australian Tour Edition]Ruffhouse / Columbia
483549-9
Album
CD
26/11/1996
Live2:42The Score [Australian Tour Edition]Ruffhouse / Columbia
483549-9
Album
CD
26/11/1996
5:00Hit Machine Volume 14BMG
74321421582
Compilation
CD
1996
4:50Greatest HitsColumbia
CK 89148
Album
CD
07/04/2003
4:50Greatest Hits [This Is The Fugees - The Greatest Hits]Columbia
88697766742
Album
CD
27/08/2010
Live From MCM4:33Greatest Hits [This Is The Fugees - The Greatest Hits]Columbia
88697766742
Album
CD
27/08/2010
4:592CD: Blunted On Reality / The ScoreSony
88697855262
Album
CD
04/04/2011
4:50KuschelRock 25Sony
88697 81648 2
Compilation
CD
23/09/2011
4:50KuschelRock 25Sony
88697 81646 2
Compilation
CD
23/09/2011
4:50KuschelRock 25Sony
88697 81647 2
Compilation
CD
23/09/2011
4:59Original Album ClassicsColumbia / Legacy
88697944532
Album
CD
26/09/2011
4:53Knuffelrock 2012 [Jubileum-Editie]Sony
88697937642
Compilation
CD
07/05/2012
4:00I ❤ KnutschenSony
88883787022
Compilation
CD
18/10/2013
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FUGEES IN AUSTRALIAN CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Fu-Gee-La19/05/1996434
Killing Me Softly23/06/1996118
Ready Or Not15/09/19962412
No Woman, No Cry01/12/19962010
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
The Score12/05/1996531
SONGS BY FUGEES
A Change Is Gonna Come
Blunted Interlude (Fugees (Tranzlator Crew))
Boof Baf (Fugees (Tranzlator Crew))
Cowboys
Don't Cry Dry Your Eyes
Family Business
Fu-Gee-La
Giggles (Fugees (Tranzlator Crew))
How Hard Is It? (Fugees (Tranzlator Crew))
How Many Mics?
Killing Me Softly
Living Like There Ain't No Tomorrow (Fugees (Tranzlator Crew))
Manifest
Mista Mista
Nappy Heads (Fugees (Tranzlator Crew))
No Woman, No Cry
Ready Or Not
Recharge (Fugees (Tranzlator Crew))
Refugees On The Mic (Fugees (Tranzlator Crew))
Rumble In The Jungle
Shouts Outs From The Block (Fugees (Tranzlator Crew))
Some Seek Stardom (Fugees (Tranzlator Crew))
Take It Easy
Temple (Fugees (Tranzlator Crew))
The Beast
The Mask
The Score
Vocab (Fugees (Tranzlator Crew))
Zealots
ALBUMS BY FUGEES
2CD: Blunted On Reality / The Score
Blunted On Reality (Fugees (Tranzlator Crew))
Greatest Hits
Original Album Classics
The Score
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 4.02 (Reviews: 233)
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****
no where near original
*****
very good song:)
*****
if you must kill me, do it as much softly as you only can...
***
lihtsalt imal
***
massive worldwide hit but not as memorable as Ready Or Not. 783,000 sold while at #1. Their first UK#1. UK#1 for 5 Weeks and Ireland#1. 1.3 million copies sold in the UK.
Last edited: 18/06/2012 22:56
*****
an excellent cover of the original
****
good song
******
Amazing!
****
Not a favourite of mine, but a classic nonetheless.
******
One of my favourites of all time. While not the hip hop style the rest of the album was known for, this track was simply undeniable.
***
Meh.
****
#35 Triple J Hottest 100 (1996)

Peaked at #3 on my personal.

Came in at #88 on my Ultimate TOP 100 of 1996.
Last edited: 10/05/2012 09:30
******
Awesome track.
******
i really really like this. one of my favourite's from the 1990's.
****
Cool cover.
***
this song is annoying
*****
A brilliant interpretation of the classic song. Still holds up well today.
****
I think I like the original more, but this has got some good style.
*****
Really funky and soulful. Really cool track.
****
4 stars
****
Good.
***
Slightly better than I remember it being.
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