Ben E. King
Stand by Me





Release Year: 1961

Rankings: All-Time #70 / 1960s #30 / 1961 #1


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010) 1-1001
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1-1001
Blues and Soul (UK) - 40 Essential Soul Singles (2007) 18
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2012) 70
Dave Marsh & Kevin Stein (USA) - The 40 Best of the Top 40 Singles by Year (1981) 1
Dave Marsh (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989) 72
Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) No Order
Greil Marcus (USA) - STRANDED: "Treasure Island" Singles (1979) No Order
National Recording Preservation Board (USA) - The National Recording Registry No Order
Paste Magazine (USA) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1960s (2016) 15
Paul Williams (USA) - Rock and Roll: The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1993) No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 200 Songs of the 60s (2006) 117
RIAA and NEA (USA) - 365 Songs of the Century (2001) 25
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA) - 500 Songs That Shaped Rock (1995) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 121
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 122
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 21-100
TimeOut New York (USA) - The Best Songs Ever (2016) 3
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2000) 89
2FM (Ireland) - Top 100 Singles of All Time (2003) 95
BBC Radio2 (UK) - Sold on Song, a Celebration of Great Songs and Songwriting No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2000) 18
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of NME's Lifetime (2012) 41
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of the 1960s (2012) 34
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014) 65
NME (UK) - The Top 150 Singles of All Time (1987) 48
Neil McCormick, The Telegraph (UK) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2009) 30
Neil McCormick, The Telegraph (UK) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2015) 23
Q (UK) - The 1001 Best Songs Ever (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Sean Egan (USA) - 500 Songs You Need to Hear (2006) No Order
Sean Egan (USA) - The Little Black Book of Music: Key Songs (2007) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear (2009) No Order
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004) No Order
Nerikes Allehanda (Sweden) - The 50 Best Rock Songs of All Time (1992) 40
3FM (The Netherlands) - 3 voor 12: 312 Essentials (2013) No Order
Hartbeat! (Germany) - Top 100 Singles by 15 Critics (1997) 225
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 700 Best Songs of All Time (2014) 461
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 199
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Singles of 5 Decades (1997) No Order
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) - 1020 Songs 1955-2005 (2005) No Order
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010 - French Edition) 1-1001
Fréderic Platzer (France) - Le top 100 du pop [Top 100 Pop Songs] (2013) No Order
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussé (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - Le Petit Livre Rock: The Juke Box Singles 1950-2012 No Order
El Pais (Spain) - 100 Musicians Choose 100 Songs That Changed Their Lives (2009) 92
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The Top 150 Songs from the 20th Century (1998) 138
Marty Willson-Piper, InDeepMusicArchive.net (Australia) - Song of the Day Selections (approx. 1983-present) No Order
Max (Australia) - The Top 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time (2013) 977
Peter Holmes, The Sun-Herald (Australia) - 100 Best Songs of All Time (2003) 25
Toby Creswell (Australia) - 1001 Songs (2005) No Order
Toby Creswell (Australia) - Rockwiz Decades: The Greatest Songs of Our Time (2015) No Order
Ezio Guaitamacchi (Italy) - Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita [1,000 Songs That Changed Our Lives] (2009) No Order
Massimo Cotto (Italy) - We Will Rock You: 709 Canzoni [709 Songs] (2009) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 17 Critics and Their Top 50 Songs (2002) 99
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
Record Collectors (Japan) - 100 Best US Songs 1954-1966 (2009) 31