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Ben E. King

Spanish Harlem

  • Soul
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Space
  • Musical
song from
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 2011
  • 1959
  • 1958

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Benjamin Earl King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson on September 28, 1938), better known as Ben E. King, is an American soul singer. He is perhaps best known as the singer and co-composer of “Stand by Me”, a U.S. Top 10 hit in both 1961 and 1987 and a #1 hit in the UK in 1987, and as one of the principal lead singers of the R&B vocal group The Drifters. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ There is a rose in Spanish Harlem ... I'm going to pick that rose and watch her as she grows in my garden ... La-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la-la

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This song is listed #349 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by Ben E. King (See Charts): Do It In The Name Of Love, I Can'T Break The News To Myself, Don'T Play That Song (You Lied), I (Who Have Nothing), Amor, A Star In The Ghetto, Supernatural Thing, Part 1, and Stand By Me.

Popular in Soul (See Charts): On The Line, Music And Me, Fall Again, I'Ll Be There, It'S A Man'S Man'S World, Stand By Me, I Got You (I Feel Good), (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, Upside Down, and Isn'T She Lovely.


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