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.
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