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Best Covers: The Fugees “Killing Me Softly”

It’s one of those songs that earmarks a period in your life and immediately takes you back every time you hear it. “Killing Me Softly” is both elegant and raw, simple and magnificent, with its standard boom-bap hip-hop beat juxtaposed with intimate lyrics. A redux of Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” which became a hit decades before, The Fugees’ 1996 cover version has emerged as a classic in its own right in the last 20 years.