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Ben E. King

Stand By Me

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  • Soul
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  • 1987
  • 2012
  • 1986
  • 1965

“Stand by Me” is the title of a song originally performed by Ben E. King and written by him, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller, based on the spiritual “Lord Stand by Me” , which in turn has roots in Psalms 46. There have been over 400 recorded versions of “Stand by Me”, including versions by John Lennon, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix and Elton John. Read on...

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This song is listed #121 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Most votes come from Norway, Greece, United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, Turkey, Spain, Hungary, and Latvia.


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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, I Got You (I Feel Good), (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, Upside Down, Isn'T She Lovely, and Midnight Train To Georgia.


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