Butterfly (1957 song)

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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
Writer(s) Bernie Lowe, Kal Mann
Charlie Gracie singles chronology
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
Writer(s) Bernie Lowe, Kal Mann
Andy Williams singles chronology
"Baby Doll"
"I Like Your Kind of Love"

"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]

A version recorded by Bob Carroll on Bally Records made the charts peaking at No. 61. The Crests recorded a cover version for their 1960 album, The Crests Sing All Biggies.

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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. 

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