Butterfly (1957 song)

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"Butterfly"
Single by Charlie Gracie
B-side "Ninety-Nine Ways"
Released January 1957
Recorded December 30, 1956
Genre Rockabilly
Length 2:22
Label Cameo Records 105
Songwriter(s) Bernie Lowe, Kal Mann
Charlie Gracie singles chronology
"Butterfly"
(1957)
"Fabulous"
(1957)
"Butterfly"
Single by Andy Williams
B-side "It Doesn't Take Long"
Released February 1957
Recorded January 1957
Genre Pop
Length 2:18
Label Cadence Records 1308
Songwriter(s) Bernie Lowe, Kal Mann
Andy Williams singles chronology
"Baby Doll"
(1956)
"Butterfly"
(1957)
"I Like Your Kind of Love"
(1957)

"Butterfly" is a popular song written by Bernie Lowe and Kal Mann and published in 1957. The song is credited to Anthony September as songwriter in some sources.[1] This was a pseudonym of Anthony Mammarella, producer of American Bandstand.

The original recording of the song by Charlie Gracie reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart, No. 10 on the R&B chart and No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart in 1957.[2] A cover version by Andy Williams also reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart in 1957. Williams' version also reached No. 1 the UK in May 1957,[3] where it spent two weeks, and also reached No. 14 on the US R&B chart.[4]

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  1. ^ Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. pp. 31–2. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.
  2. ^ "Butterfly (song by Charlie Gracie) • Music VF, US & UK hits charts". Musicvf.com. Retrieved 2014-04-03.
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 72. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ "Butterfly (song by Andy Williams) • Music VF, US & UK hits charts". Musicvf.com. Retrieved 2014-04-03.
  5. ^ "45cat.com". 45cat.com. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  6. ^ Tobler, John (1992). NME Rock 'N' Roll Years (1st ed.). London: Reed International Books Ltd. p. 42. CN 5585.
  7. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "Discogs.com". Discogs.com. Retrieved February 19, 2018.

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