Butterfly (1957 song)

"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.

"Butterfly"
Single by Charlie Gracie
B-side"Ninety-Nine Ways"
ReleasedJanuary 1957
RecordedDecember 30, 1956
GenreRockabilly
Length2:22
LabelCameo 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"
ReleasedFebruary 1957
RecordedJanuary 1957
GenrePop
Length2:18
LabelCadence Records 1308
Songwriter(s)Bernie Lowe, Kal Mann
Andy Williams singles chronology
"Baby Doll"
(1956)
"Butterfly"
(1957)
"I Like Your Kind of Love"
(1957)

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]

Andy Williams recordingEdit

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]

Other versionsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.
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  9. ^ "Darlene Gillespie – Darlene Of The Teens And Friends (2001, CD)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 27 April 2021.