Ben E. King’s classic song “Stand By Me” has had thousands of covers, remixes and rehashes. Perhaps the most notable was John Lennon as he made it a cover in 1975, and it became a #20 hit in the US.
Dionne Warwick also sang backup on this song as part of a trio known as The Gospelaires. And Cassius Clay (who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali) recorded this in 1963 on an album called I Am The Greatest!.
Other covers by popular artists include Tracy Chapman, Otis Redding, Tears for Fears, Seal, Aaron Neville and more.
Speaking of remake, Hunter Hayes is giving the classic hit a fresh voice on a deluxe reissue of Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, due out March 25. Find out more at Examiner.com.