500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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The Drifters, 'Save the Last Dance for Me'

184. The Drifters, 'Save the Last Dance for Me'

Writers: Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
Producers: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Released: Sept. '60, Atlantic
18 weeks; No. 1

As Billy Joel said, before the Drifters, the last dance was the one nobody stuck around for. But this elegant R&B ballad made the end of the party sound like the essence of true romance. Lead vocalist Ben E. King later sang "Stand by Me."

Appears on: The Drifters' Golden Hits (Atlantic)


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