Did you know that Nina Simone’s cover of ‘I Loves You, Porgy’ was her only top 20 hit single on the Billboard Hot 100?
Simone’s version of ‘I Loves You, Porgy’ was released as her debut single in the US in 1959 and it became her only major hit on the Billboard charts. The song was composed by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin in 1935 for the classic musical production ‘Porgy & Bess’.
Also performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston and Christina Aguilera, Simone’s rendition of ‘I Loves You, Porgy’, earned the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2000. Watch her sing the tune the below: