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The Story Behind The Song - Fugees 'Killing Me Softly'

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2:36 PM - 13 Jul 2020

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The Fugees recorded "Killing Me Softly" for their hugely successful second and final album The Score.

The band tried to change the lyrics to make the song focus on anti-drug and anti-poverty messages but the songwriters put a stop to that.

The cover of Roberta Flack's original release was a huge hit, reaching number two in the US andĀ topping the charts in the UK where it became the biggest-selling single of 1996.

It would go on to sell 1.36 million copies in Britain alone.

Dee Reddy joined Mario for Mario's Sunday Roast to tell us more about The Story Behind The Song "Killing Me Softly."

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