Saturday, August 13, 2011

Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around the World

“Stand by Me” was written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Released in 1961, it reached #4 in the US charts and #27 in the UK. In 1986 it was re-released due to its use as the theme song for the movie of the same. The re-release reached #9 in the US and #1 in the UK. “Stand by Me” was ranked number 121 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 1999, BMI named it as the fourth most-performed song of the 20th century, with about 7 million performances.This particular performance is a rendition by a street singer---superb!!!

When the night has come
And the land is dark,
And the moon is the only light we'll see.
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Oh I won't be afraid,
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

So darlin' darlin' stand by me,
Oh stand by me,
Oh stand, stand by me, stand by me.

If the sky that we look upon

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