The 10 Best Roberta Flack Songs of All-Time

Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack is a singer who became popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She had several hits, including “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” This song won several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1972. It was voted No. 356 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. On February 10, 1937, Roberta Flack was born in Black Mountain, North Carolina. She began playing the piano when she was four years old and wrote her first song at age five. At fifteen, she started singing professionally. In 1969, she broke into the music scene with “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” Her other songs include “Killing Me Softly with His Song” and “Feel Like Makin’ Love.” Robert Flack was nominated for a Grammy Award 23 times. In addition to her hits, she also recorded several love songs, including “The Closer I Get to You” and “You Are My Heaven.”

10. You’ve Got A Friend (1972)

 

You’ve Got Carole King, and Gerry Goffin wrote a Friend. The song was first recorded in 1970 by James Taylor for his album “Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon.” This album also made it on the Billboard charts, peaking at No. 11. Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway released their version of “You Got A Friend” in 1972 with the title track from Roberta’s album, “First Take.” This was her first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also reached the top position of the Adult Contemporary chart. The song was certified as a gold single and has been covered by many artists, including Dione Warwick, Celine Dion, and Queen Latifah.

9. Set the Night to Music (1991)

 

Roberta Flack’s album “Set the Night to Music” was released in 1991. It included the song Set the Night to Music which became Roberta’s biggest dance hit. The song was written by Maxine Nodello, a former member of Change’s disco group.[5] In 1993, Set the Night to Music rose to No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart and peaked at 13 on the UK Singles Chart.

8. Making Love (1982)

 

Making Love was a single that was released in 1982. The song was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, who also wrote songs such as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” and “On Broadway.” Making Love reached No. 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 18 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Making Love is a song that is about the joys of making Love. It was written for Malcolm X. Roberta Flack sang it on the original soundtrack, which was released in 1992.

7. If I Ever See You Again (1978)

 

Roberta Flack released the album “Blue Lights in the Basement” in 1977. The first single was “Killing Me Softly with His Song.” This won her many awards, including an Academy Award, Grammy Awards, and Golden Globe Awards. Soon after this success, Roberta Flack recorded another song on the same subject. If I Ever See You Again is another romantic song. It was released as a single in 1978 on the album of the same name.

6. The Closer I Get To You (1977)

 

The Closer I Get To You was written by Jon Lind and Candy Parton. They wrote it for Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway’s album “Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway” in 1977. This song is about two lovers who will do everything they can to stay together. The Closer I Get To You was the second single released from the album. It peaked at No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart and No. 16 on the UK Singles Chart.

5. Tonight, I Celebrate My Love (1983)

 

“Tonight, I Celebrate My Love” is a romantic song Roberta Flack recorded in 1982. It was written by Larry Grossman and Buz Kohan for Roberta’s album “Quiet Fire.” Soon after this hit, producer David Foster asked Roberta Flack to record the song for his second solo album in 1984. Roberta Flack is the only one who has recorded this song twice.

4. Where Is the Love (1972)

 

Robert Flack recorded and released the song “Where Is the Love” in 1972. Donny Hathaway wrote it with John Whitehead and Gene McFadden. It was produced by Joel Dorn and Robert Flack for her album, “Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway.” This is a love song that asks where all the Love has gone. It was written about the Vietnam War and referred to it as a wasteful way to solve problems.

3. Killing Me Softly with His Song (1973)

 

Killing Me Softly with His Song is a song written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel. It became an international hit for Roberta Flack in 1973. Killing Me Softly with His Song has been covered many times, including The Fugees, Lori Lieberman, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond, and The Beautiful South.

2. Feel Like Makin’ Love (1975)

 

Feel Like Makin’ Love was recorded in 1975. Roberta Flack sang it on her album “Feel Like Makin’ Love.” This song was written by Dewey Balfa, Will Scarlet, and E. Fearon. [Atlantic Records] released it as a single on the album “Feel Like Makin’ Love.” It is one of Roberta Flack’s most successful singles. The song is about

1. The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face (1972)

 

The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face is a famous love song. Roberta Flack recorded it in 1972. It won her the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The song was written by [Ewan MacColl], a folk singer from Scotland. He wrote many songs about his experiences with being an exile. The song went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released. The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face became a hit worldwide.

Conclusion

Roberta Flack is a famous musician who has been singing for many decades. She sings many different genres of music, from jazz to romantic ballads and here are the top 10 best songs by Roberta Flack of all time. The songs range from fun and upbeat to slow and romantic. Roberta Flack is a legend in the music industry. Her voice is beautiful, smooth, and soothing. She makes her audience feel every word of each song she sings.

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