11 Ben E. King Songs That Prove Why You Should Care About His Death


Ben E. King, one of the lead singers of The Drifters and singer/co-writer of the classic hit “Stand By Me,” passed away yesterday at the age of 76. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with The Drifters in 1988. In honor of his outstanding career, we’ve collected just a few of his works to remind everyone what an immense impact his music had on the world.

1. “There Goes My Baby”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkPGkN9vOE0&w=786&h=400]

2. “Spanish Harlem”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGd6CdtOqEE&w=786&h=400]

3. “This Magic Moment”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul041CSNJto&w=786&h=400]

4. “I Who Have Nothing”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4r3_FqrrsM&w=786&h=400]

5. “That’s When It Hurts”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7jcniaq66Q&w=786&h=400]

6. “I Count The Tears”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j9aDGstcfk&w=786&h=400]

7. “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDHFLL8zNvI&w=786&h=400]

8. “Save The Last Dance For Me”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-XQ26KePUQ&w=786&h=400]

9. “Supernatural Thing–Part 1”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS4LR2LxR3s&w=786&h=400]

10. “Dance With Me”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWGn_-MeuZ8&w=786&h=400]

And of course…

11. “Stand By Me”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwZNL7QVJjE&w=786&h=400]