There was a lot of cross interests between R&B and Pop back then (1959), Billboard even wrote an article discussing the confusion which included cross interests with C&W as well.
Come Softly was on the R&B list with other unlikely candidates such as, Since I Don't Have You, Pink Shoe Laces, Venus, Tell Him No and Tragedy. To be fair the #1 R&B for those weeks was It's Just a Matter Of Time which was also a great Pop ballad #19 that week and Pop #3 a few weeks earlier.
: Wow! I would never have considered that a
: R&B song.
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