- Written and recorded in 1960, this song by Ben E. King zoomed to the top of the charts as soon as it was released in 1961.
- It was named the fourth most-performed song of the 20th century with about seven million performances.
- There have been over 400 recorded covers of this song performed by many musicians all over the world.
- “Stand by me” is the sixth highest earning song. The estimated amount of royalties has topped 17 million pounds.
Listen and watch to this rendition performed by “Playing for Change”. Enjoy!
Now listen to the original of the song and fill in the blanks in the quiz below.