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"
(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)
"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]

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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