Black Butterfly (song)

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"Black Butterfly"
Single by Deniece Williams
from the album Let's Hear It for the Boy
Released 1984
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Genre Soul
Length 4:25 (12" version)
Label Columbia AS 1941 (US)
Writer(s) Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
Deniece Williams singles chronology
"Next Love"
"Black Butterfly"
"Wiser And Weaker"

"Black Butterfly" is a song written by the well-established song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil in 1982, and most famously recorded by American singer-songwriter Deniece Williams. The Williams recording was released in 1984 for Columbia Records and is on her 1984 album Let's Hear it for the Boy. The B-side is a song called "Blind Dating", another album feature.

The single peaked at number 22 on the Billboard R&B chart.[1]

Track listing[edit]

1984 release[edit]

12" vinyl[2]
  • US: Columbia / AS 1941
No. Title Length
1. "Black Butterfly"   4:25
No. Title Length
1. "Blind Dating"   3:39



  • Mitch Gibson – engineer, recorded by

Chart performance[edit]

Chart: Sales (1984) Peak
US Billboard Black Singles[1] #22
Chart: Airplay (1984) Peak
US Billboard Black Singles[1] #15


  1. ^ a b c "Billboard: Hot Black Songs chart". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 96: 49. Nov 24, 1984. 
  2. ^ ""Black Butterfly" (CBS) on Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-08-25.