Softly, Softly (song)

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"Softly, Softly" is a popular song written in 1955 by Mark Paul and Pierre Dudan, with English lyrics by Paddy Roberts.[1]

The most popular version of the song was recorded by Northern Irish singer Ruby Murray in January 1955. Produced by Norrie Paramor, it reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in February and March 1955.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 18. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 40-1. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
Preceded by
"Mambo Italiano" by Rosemary Clooney
UK Singles Chart Number 1 single
Ruby Murray

18 February 1955 for 3 weeks
Succeeded by
"Give Me Your Word" by Tennessee Ernie Ford