Killing Me Softly

~ Recording by Fugees (Refugee Camp)

Appears on releases

#TitleLengthTrack artistRelease titleRelease artistRelease group typeCountry/DateLabelCatalog#
Official
1.8Killing Me Softly4:59FugeesThe Score (CB 811)Fugees (Refugee Camp)Album
  • DE1996-02-12
  • XE1996-02
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX), Ruffhouse Records01-483549-10, 12-483549-10, COL 483549 2
1.8Killing Me Softly4:59FugeesThe Score (CB 791, Refugee Camp)FugeesAlbum
  • XE1996-02-12
  • DE1996-02-13
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX), Ruffhouse RecordsCOL 483549 2
1.8Killing Me Softly4:59Fugees (Refugee Camp)The Score (CB 811)Fugees (Refugee Camp)Album
  • XE1996-02-12
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX), Ruffhouse RecordsCOL 483549 2
1.8Killing Me Softly4:59Fugees (Refugee Camp)The ScoreFugees (Refugee Camp)Album
  • US1996-02-13
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX), Ruffhouse RecordsCK 67147, DIDP 086024
1.8Killing Me Softly4:59FugeesThe Score (club edition)Fugees (Refugee Camp)Album
  • US1996-02-13
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX), Ruffhouse Records, BMG Direct (BMG’s direct marketing company/club editions)CK 67147, D 121846
1.8Killing Me Softly With His Song?:??FugeesThe ScoreFugeesAlbum
  • US1996-02-13
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX), Ruffhouse RecordsC2 67147
1.8Killing Me Softly4:59FugeesThe Score (edited)FugeesAlbum
  • US1996-04-02
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX)CK 67639
1.8Killing Me Softly4:59Fugees (Refugee Camp)The Score (Original JP release)Fugees (Refugee Camp)Album
  • JP1996-04-11
Ruffhouse RecordsSRCS 7965
1.1Killing Me Softly (LP version without intro)4:53Fugees (Refugee Camp)Killing Me SoftlyFugees (Refugee Camp)Single
  • DE1996-06-14
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX), Ruffhouse Records01‐663146‐14, 663146 2, COL 663146 2
1.1Killing Me Softly (LP version w/out intro)4:53FugeesKilling Me SoftlyFugeesSingle
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX), Ruffhouse Records01-663146-17, 663146 1, COL 663146 1
1.1Killing Me Softly (album version without intro)4:49FugeesFresh Hits 96Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB1996-08-01
Global Television, Sony Music TV, Warner.ESP31-485310-10, MOODCD46
1.1Killing Me Softly4:51FugeesKuschelrock 10Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • DE1996-09-18
Sony Music Media484000 2, SMM 484000 2
2.2Killing Me Softly4:53FugeesAbsolute GoldVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Sony Music TVSONYTV22CD
1.2Killing Me Softly4:52FugeesBest of Love 3Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Versailles (French label)VER 486728 2
1.2Killing Me Softly5:00FugeesHit Machine 14Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
1.1Killing Me Softly (LP version without intro)4:53FugeesKilling Me SoftlyFugeesSingle
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX)663343 2
1.1Killing Me Softly4:53FugeesKilling Me SoftlyFugeesSingle
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX)663139-2
1.1Killing Me Softly4:51FugeesKuschelrock 10 (RTL Musikedition)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Sony Music Media, RTL Musikedition07-484000-10, 484000 2, SMM 484000 2
1.1Killing Me Softly4:52FugeesKuschelrock 10 (club edition)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Sony Music Media, Bertelsmann Club07-0360180-10, 07-360180-10, 07-484000-10, 484000 2, CL 36018 0, CL36018 0
1.8Killing Me Softly4:59FugeesThe ScoreFugeesAlbum
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX), Ruffhouse Records483549 2
1.8Killing Me Softly4:59Fugees (Refugee Camp)The Score (CB 701)Fugees (Refugee Camp)Album
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX), Ruffhouse Records01‐463549‐10, 483549 2, 4835492021, COL 483549 2
1.8Killing Me Softly4:59FugeesThe ScoreFugeesAlbum
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX), Ruffhouse RecordsCK 67147
1.8Killing Me Softly4:59FugeesThe ScoreFugeesAlbum
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX), Ruffhouse RecordsCK 67147
1.8Killing Me Softly4:59Fugees (Refugee Camp)The Score (Spanish release (Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.))FugeesAlbum
CBS/Sony (imprint used in Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia 1968–1991; also used in Spain until 1997)483549 2
1.12Killing Me Softly (LP version)4:55FugeesViva All the BestVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • -1997
Polymedia Marketing Group GmbH535 629-2
1.6Killing Me Softly With His Song4:55FugeesRuffhouse Records Greatest HitsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • US1999-05-04
Ruffhouse RecordsCK 69854, K 69854-S1
1.8Killing Me Softly4:59FugeesThe Complete ScoreFugeesAlbum
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX)502157 2
3.11Killing Me Softly4:57FugeesMastermix Classic Cuts: 50 Years of PopVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Music Factory (UK promotional remix service started in 1985)BX031
1.5Killing Me Softly With His Song4:51FugeesGreatest HitsFugeesAlbum + Compilation
  • US2003-03-25
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX)CK 89148
1.4Killing Me Softly With His Song4:52FugeesGreatest HitsFugeesAlbum + Compilation
  • XE2003-04-07
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX)COL 511259 2
1.4Killing Me Softly With His Song4:52FugeesGreatest Hits (limited edition)FugeesAlbum + Compilation
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX)511259 9, 5112599000, COL 511259 9
1.4Killing Me Softly4:54FugeesThe No.1 DJ Collection: 90's, Volume 7Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Music Factory (UK promotional remix service started in 1985)CD245
1.1Killing Me Softly4:52FugeesUltimate Love Songs Collection: Greatest Love of AllVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • -2007
Time–Life Music
1.8Killing Me Softly4:58FugeesThe ScoreFugeesAlbum
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX)
3.9Killing Me Softly With His Song4:50FugeesKuschelrock 25 (Weltbild Gold Edition)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • DE2011-09-16
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)88697 95316 2
3.9Killing Me Softly With His Song4:51FugeesKuschelrock 25Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • DE2011-09-23
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)88697 81646 2
2.8Killing Me Softly?:??Fugees3 Original Album ClassicsFugeesAlbum + Compilation
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX)88697944532
3.9Killing Me Softly With His Song4:50FugeesKuschelrock 25 (Swiss Edition)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)88697 81648 2
3.9Killing Me Softly With His Song4:53FugeesKnuffelrock 2012 – Jubileum‐EditieVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • NL2012-05-07
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)88697937642
1.11Killing Me Softly With His Song4:50FugeesPlaylist: The Very Best of the FugeesFugeesAlbum + Compilation
  • XW2012-05-29
Legacy (reissue division of Sony Music Entertainment)8869198561
1.11Killing Me Softly With His Song4:50FugeesPlaylist: The Very Best of the FugeesFugeesAlbum + Compilation
  • US2012-05-29
Legacy (reissue division of Sony Music Entertainment)88691985612
2.5Killing Me Softly4:42FugeesClassic TearjerkersVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2012-10-22
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)88725469442
1.11Killing Me Softly With His Song4:50FugeesPlaylist: The Very Best of the FugeesFugeesAlbum + Compilation
Legacy (reissue division of Sony Music Entertainment)
1.68Killing Me Softly With His Song4:50FugeesR&B: 100 HitsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • XW2013-06-21
1.8Killing Me Softly With His Song4:59FugeesThe Score (Alben für die Ewigkeit_Number Ones)FugeesAlbum
  • DE2013-12-13
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX)
2.10Killing Me Softly with His Song4:50FugeesRTL: I Like the 90’sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • DE2014-05-09
Sony Music Media
3.11Killing Me Softly With His Song4:51FugeesKuschelrock 28Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • DE2014-09-26
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)88843 01272 2
3.11Killing Me Softly With His Song4:51FugeesKuschelrock Vol. 28 (Gold Edition)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • DE2014-09-26
Sony Music Media8875008352
2.19Killing Me Softly With His Song5:01FugeesKnuffelrock 2015 (Radio 2) (Belgian version)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • BE2014-10-30
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)88875029832
3.5Killing Me Softly With His Song4:59Fugees1000 klassiekers: De absolute top, Vol. 6Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • BE2014-11-17
Sony Music Entertainment Belgium NV/SA (not for release label use! 2009–…)88875029872
1.4Killing Me Softly With His Song4:52FugeesNow That’s What I Call the 90sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2014-11-17
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment), Universal Music TV (UK, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited)0888750190628, CDNNNOW21
1.4Killing Me Softly With His Song4:59Fugees90 Sweet 90s Hits!Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX), Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), Legacy (reissue division of Sony Music Entertainment)
5.5Killing Me Softly With His Song4:51FugeesKuschelrock – 25 Jahre – Das Beste – Platin EditionVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
2.20Killing Me Softly4:58FugeesBlack Flavour Club IIIVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • -2015-01-23
2.13Killing Me Softly (with His Song)4:51FugeesI Love the 90’s: The No. 1sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • BE2015-04-11
Universal (plain logo “Universal” used by Universal Music and Universal Pictures)
3.1Killing Me Softly With His Song4:52FugeesNow That’s What I Call a SongVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2015-04-13
Universal Music TV (UK, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited)CDNNNOW28
1.7Killing Me Softly With His Song4:51FugeesUltimate R&BVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • GB2015-05-04
  • DE2015-09-25
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)88875085582
5.1Killing Me Softly (with His Song)4:50FugeesHitarchief Top 2000, Volume 7Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • BE2015-09-11
Universal Music Belgium536.386-8
1.8Killing Me Softly With His Song4:59FugeesThe Score (clean lyrics)FugeesAlbum
  • US2015-10-30
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX)
2.4Killing Me Softly With His Song4:49FugeesChartboxx: Pop AnthemsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Sonocord304 016 9
1.18Killing Me Softly With His Song4:51FugeesFormel Eins: Die 90er! (Black Music Edition)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)88875136332
2.1Killing Me Softly With His Song4:52FugeesSaved by the GirlVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)88875071292
3.9Killing Me Softly With His Song4:50FugeesUltimate CoffeehouseVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • DE2016-03-18
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)88985301612
1.8Killing Me Softly4:59FugeesThe ScoreFugeesAlbum
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX)88875199831
2.12Killing Me Softly With His Song4:50FugeesKeep Calm and Stay CosyVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)88985305482
2.11Killing Me Softly With His Song4:50FugeesNr.1 Hits der 90s KidzVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)88985341552
1.11Killing Me Softly4:53FugeesTop 40 #1 HitsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)88985363482
6.3Killing Me Softly With His Song4:53FugeesHet Beste Uit de Top 500 van de Zomer (2017)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • NL2017-08-04
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)88985456852
1.96Killing Me Softly With His Song4:52FugeesQmusic Top 500 van de Zomer (2017)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • NL2017-08-04
Sony Music Entertainment (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America since Oct 1, 2008; operates worldwide except in JP)
2.20Killing Me Softly With His Song4:52FugeesMi casa es la tuya, Vol. 3Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • ES2017-09-15
Legacy (reissue division of Sony Music Entertainment)
1.9Killing Me Softly With His Song4:50FugeesThe Very Best of the Breeze Playlist 2017Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • NZ2017-09-22
1.57Killing Me Softly With His Song4:48FugeesMinistry of Sound: Legends (unmixed + mixes)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation + DJ-mix
  • GB2017-11-17
Ministry of Sound
1.18Killing Me Softly With His Song4:50FugeesThe Very Best of the Breeze: Playlist 2017Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment), The Breeze (New Zealand radio station)88985487012
4.1Killing Me Softly With His Song4:51FugeesRFM Les grandes voixVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • FR2018-03-30
Wagram Music (imprint/distributor)3354242
4.1Killing Me Softly With His Song4:50FugeesRFM Les grandes voixVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • FR2018-03-30
Wagram Music (imprint/distributor)3354242
1.49Killing Me Softly with His Song4:51FugeesRFM Les grandes VoixVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • FR2018-03-30
2.16Killing Me Softly4:50FugeesFetenhits: The Real Classics - Best of (3xCD)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • DE2018-10-19
Polystar (Germany)
1.36Killing Me Softly4:50FugeesFetenhits: The Real Classics - Best ofVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • DE2018-10-19
Polystar (Germany)
4.15Killing Me Softly With His Song4:54FugeesVeronica top 1000 allertijden: Editie 2018Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • NL2018-11-16
Sony Music Entertainment Netherlands B.V. (Sony Music Entertainment’s NL subsidiary since 2009)19075897062
2.8Killing Me Softly With His Song4:51Fugees100 Hit LegendenVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)19075830092
1.3Killing Me Softly (with His Song)4:52FugeesUltratop 1001 Hits, Volume 6Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • BE2019-05-03
Universal Music Belgium5387126
3.20Killing Me Softly With His Song4:50Fugees & Ms. Lauryn HillDie Hit Giganten Best of LovesongsVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • AT2019-10-18
  • DE2019-10-18
  • LI2019-10-18
  • CH2019-10-18
NITRON media
3.2Killing Me Softly4:41FugeesMastermix Presents the 100 Collection: 90s Volume 1Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Music Factory (UK promotional remix service started in 1985)MM10090V1
2.12Killing Me Softly (with His Song)4:52FugeesTOP 40 Hitdossier 90sVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)19075983732
4.1Killing Me Softly With His Song4:51FugeesRFM Les grandes VoixVarious ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • FR2020-02-07
Wagram Music (imprint/distributor)3375422
1.8Killing Me Softly (with His Song)4:52Fugees25 jaar Ultratop 1995-2020Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
  • BE2020-09-11
Universal Music Belgium5392508
1.5Killing Me Softly4:54FugeesMax, Best Hits in the World ’96, Volume 3Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
7.4Killing Me Softly4:54FugeesThe No.1 DJ Collection: 90s (Digital Collection)Various ArtistsAlbum + CompilationMusic Factory (UK promotional remix service started in 1985)SET480
1.8Killing Me Softly With His Song4:59FugeesThe ScoreFugeesAlbumColumbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX)
1.9Killing Me Softly4:57FugeesUltimate CollectionLauryn HillAlbum + Compilation
Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX)Cd 057
Promotion
4.7Killing Me Softly4:55FugeesClassic Cuts Presents: The Soul Box 2Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
Music Factory (UK promotional remix service started in 1985)BX051
1.13Killing Me Softly4:54FugeesClassic Cuts Presents: Pop CoversVarious ArtistsAlbum + CompilationMusic Factory (UK promotional remix service started in 1985)DJK00703
Bootleg
1.3Killing Me Softly4:59Fugees20 Years on MTV: 1996Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation
1.34Killing Me Softly5:00FugeesBest 200 Hits of the 90’s (Street market release)Various ArtistsAlbum + Compilation

Relationships

recording engineer and mixer:Wyclef Jean (Haitian rapper, musician and actor)
Warren Riker
engineer:Warren Riker
co-producer:Jerry Duplessis
Pras Michel (Pras, American rapper, member of The Fugees)
producer:Lauryn Hill
Wyclef Jean (Haitian rapper, musician and actor)
background vocals and lead vocals:Lauryn Hill
lead vocals:Wyclef Jean (Haitian rapper, musician and actor)
performer:Fugees
vocals arranger:Lauryn Hill
phonographic copyright (℗) by:Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004, operated worldwide except in JP) (from 1996 to present)
recorded at and mixed at:Booga Basement Studio in Bloomfield, New Jersey, United States
karaoke versions:Killing Me Softly (karaoke) by Fugees
Killing Me Softly (karaoke) by Fugees
sampled by:Killing Me Softly by The Course
Save the Day (2020) by Mariah Carey with Ms. Lauryn Hill
samples:Bonita Applebum by A Tribe Called Quest
Fool Yourself by Little Feat
Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack
Memory Band by Rotary Connection
The Day Begins (1972 stereo mix) by The Moody Blues with the London Festival Orchestra (“house orchestra” of Decca Records, associated since 1980 with conductor Ross Pople) conducted by Peter Knight (British arranger, conductor and composer)
mash-ups:Killing in Vain by David Begun
part of:Flak: Best Cover Songs of the 90's (order: 8)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time: 2021 edition (number: 359) (order: 360)
recording of:Killing Me Softly With His Song (cover)

Killing Me Softly With His Song

lyricist:Norman Gimbel
composer:Charles Fox (film/TV composer, also Latin pianist)
publisher:Platz Music Publishng
Rodali Music
Fox-Gimbel Productions Inc. (in 1972)
later parody versions:Killing My Suffering With His Son
later translated parody versions:Hij maakte me gek (… met z’n vingers)
Kille mich zärtlich
Kylling med soft ice
Softlied
later translated versions:Das Lied meines Lebens
Elle chantait ma vie en musique
Je t’oublierai
Jokainen päivä on liikaa
Matándome suávemente
Matándome suávemente
Mi fa morire cantando (Killing me softly)
Nỗi đau dịu dàng
Sången han sjöng var min egen
やさしく歌って
later versions:Millest sa elad ja hingad