Butterfly Kisses (song)
|Single by Bob Carlisle|
|from the album Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace)|
|B-side||"Shades of Grace"|
|Length||5:38, 5:41-Country Remix|
|Bob Carlisle singles chronology|
"Butterfly Kisses" is a song written by Bob Carlisle and Randy Thomas from Carlisle's third studio album Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace). The song was written for Carlisle's daughter Brooke's 16th birthday. Carlisle also wrote a journal entitled Butterfly Kisses for fathers and their daughters. The last track of the Butterfly Kisses (Shades Of Grace) is a country remix of the song, where instruments like the Pedal Steel Guitar and Fiddle are added as instruments. There have been many cover versions of the song including Raybon Brothers, Jeff Carson, Westlife and Cliff Richard.
Carlisle's rendition of the song became a major radio hit in United States, reaching the top 10 of Hot 100 Airplay and becoming a number-one single on the Adult Contemporary chart. The song also received a Dove Award for Song of the Year, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Country Song. It is also Carlisle's only chart single.
|Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)||1|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||52|
|Canada Top Singles (RPM)||25|
|Netherlands Singles Chart||16|
|US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay||10|
|US Billboard Hot Country Songs||45|
|US Billboard Mainstream Top 40||16|
|US Billboard Adult Contemporary||1|
|US Billboard Adult Top 40||13|
|US Billboard Rhythmic Songs||38|
|Canada Adult Contemporary Tracks (RPM)||14|
Raybon Brothers version
|Single by Raybon Brothers|
|from the album Raybon Brothers|
|Released||May 13, 1997|
|Recorded||May 12, 1997|
|Producer(s)||Don Cook, Tony Brown|
|Raybon Brothers singles chronology|
The same year that Carlisle's version was released, two country music artists each recorded covers of the song. These covers would overlap with his version, which was also a minor hit on the country charts. The higher-peaking cover was issued by the Raybon Brothers, a duo composed of Marty Raybon (former lead singer of Shenandoah) and his brother Tim. The Raybon Brothers' version was a number 37 country and number 22 Hot 100 hit in 1997. The single was released by Rick Hendrix Company to Christian radio and moved into the Top 40. One of three singles for the duo, it was also the title track to the Raybon Brothers' 1997 MCA Records debut album. The Raybon Brothers' rendition received RIAA gold certification.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||36|
|US Billboard Hot 100||22|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||37|
Jeff Carson version
|Single by Jeff Carson|
|from the album Butterfly Kisses|
|Released||June 17, 1997|
|Jeff Carson singles chronology|
Jeff Carson also recorded his own version on his second album for Curb Records, which was also titled Butterfly Kisses. Carson's version peaked at number 63 on the country music charts. The album also featured an alternate version of the song, which contained elements from Kippi Brannon's then-current single "Daddy's Little Girl".
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)||3|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||66|
There are other versions recorded including:
- Westlife's version on their The Love Album's Asian Deluxe Edition (The main British album release however does not include the song)
- Cliff Richard's version was originally released on his 1998 (UK) studio album Real as I Wanna Be. It was later included on his US compilation album Healing Love (Songs of Inspiration) An official music video has also been released. On April 18, 2014, Richard released a new version as a single in Germany titled "Schmetterlings-Küsse", sung entirely in German.
- American R&B singer, and winner of The Voice season two, Jermaine Paul, recorded a version with a music video
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- "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3264." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. July 14, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
- "Top RPM Singles: Issue 3274." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. July 21, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
- "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1997". RPM. December 15, 1997. Archived from the original on January 14, 2016. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
- "Jeff Carson Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.
- "Jeff Carson Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
- "Real as I Wanna Be - Cliff Richard (1999 US edition)". Allmusic. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
- Amazon.com page of album Healing Love (Songs of Inspiration) by Cliff Richard
- on YouTube
- "Schmetterlings-Küsse (Butterfly Kisses, Cliff Richard German single 2014)". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved April 30, 2014.