Song #33 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Killing Me Softly”, originally by Lori Lieberman and covered by The Fugees. Here’s the original:
This one I have heard before, on an episode of Coverville. For some reason, I was under the belief that this song was written as a reaction to Don McLean’s “American Pie”, but according to Wikipedia at least that isn’t quite true. Be that as it may, you can see why this song has been covered as often as it has. Here’s the Fugees version:
It’s probably a sign of my age that I’m way more familiar with the Roberta Flack version than I am with this one. Lauryn Hill does have the chops for it, though, that’s for sure. What’s your favorite version of this one?