Stand By Me

"Stand By Me" by Ben E. King is typically performed in the key of A major. Released in 1961, the song was written by King along with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It quickly became a classic in the realm of rhythm and blues, reaching high positions on music charts and earning widespread acclaim for its soulful vocals and heartfelt lyrics. Interestingly, the song's melody and chord progression are based on a gospel hymn called "Lord Stand by Me," showcasing King's ability to infuse elements of gospel music into a secular context. "Stand By Me" has since become a timeless anthem of friendship and solidarity, resonating with audiences across generations.