"Secretly" is a popular song. It was written by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Mark Markwell, and Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore and published in 1958.
The best-known recording of the song was done by Jimmie Rodgers, charting in 1958, reaching number three on the U.S. pop chart and number five on the country chart. It became a gold record.
The song was revived in 1965 when The Lettermen released it as a single. This version became a minor hit on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 64.
In recent years, many contemporary listeners have interpreted this song as an LGBT anthem due to its lyrical content referencing forbidden love.