Beyond 'Stand by Me': 7 Great Ben E. King Songs You Haven't Heard
Ben E. King's discography extends far beyond "Stand by Me" and "Spanish Harlem." Ivan Keeman/Redferns/Getty

The late Ben E. King lives in the popular imagination for a handful of circa-1960 songs – the Drifters' "There Goes My Baby" and "Save the Last Dance for Me," his solo records "Stand By Me" and "Spanish Harlem" – and not a lot else. But he was a hugely successful hitmaker for two decades, with over two dozen singles that made the pop and R&B charts. Here are some of his forgotten jewels.