Stand By Me

STAND BY ME was written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. First recorded by Ben E. King for Atco Records in 1961, it reached the #4 position on Billboards's Hot 100. Certified with over seven and half million broadcast performances by BMI, the song was also a top twenty hit for John Lennon during his solo career. In 1986, twenty-five years after its initial release, it hit the top of the charts again as the title song for the feature film Stand by Me.