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Don't Play That Song
Ben E. King Lyrics


Don't play it no more
Don't play it no more
Don't play it no more
No no no no no no no

Don't play that song for me
It brings back memories
The days that I once knew
The days that I spent with you

Oh no! Don't let it play
It fills my heart with pain!
Please stop it right away!
I remember just what it said
It said (darling I love you) you Know that you lied!
(Darling I love you) you know that you lied!
(Darling I love you) you know that you lied, you lied, you lied lied lied lied

Remember on our first date?
You kissed me and you walked away
You were only seventeen
I never thought you'd act so mean
But baby you told me you loved me
You told me you cared
You said "I'll go with you darlin' almost anywhere"
But baby you know that

(Darling I love you) you Know that you lied!
(Darling I love you) you know that you lied!
(Darling I love you) you know that you lied, you lied, you lied lied lied lied

Don't play it no more
Don't play it no more
Stop it baby! No no no no no no no

Don't play it no more! Baby Please! Don't play it baby!
Don't play it no more! No no no no no no, stop it baby!

(Darling I love you) you Know that you lied!
(Darling I love you) you know that you lied!
(Darling I love you) yes baby you lied

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Ahmet Ertegun, Betty Nelson

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sauquoit13456

On this day in 1962 {May 20th} Ben E. King's "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" peaked at #2 for 4 weeks on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles* chart, the four weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for those four weeks was "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Ray Charles...
"Don't Play That Song" reached #11 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart...
Between 1960 and 1980 the Henderson, North Carolina native, as a solo artist, had twenty five records on the Hot R&B Singles chart, five made the Top 10 with two reaching #1, "Stand By Me" for 4 weeks in 1961 and "Supernatural Thing - Part One" for 1 week in 1975...
Besides the above three records, his other two Top 10 records were "Amor" {#10 in 1961},and "Do It In The Name Of Love" {#4 in 1975}...
Two of his twenty five charted records were duets with the Average White Band, "Get It Up" {#21 in 1977} and "A Star In The Ghetto" {#25 in 1977}...
Ben E. King, born Benjamin Earl Nelson, passed away at the age of 76 on April 30th, 2015...
May he R.I.P.
* And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Hot R&B Singles' Top 10 on May 20th, 1962:
At #3. "Soldier Boy" by The Shirelles
#4. "Mashed Potato Time" by Dee Dee Sharp
#5. "The One Who Really Loves You" by Mary Wells
#6. "Night Train" by James Brown and The Famous Flames
#7. "Any Day Now" by Chuck Jackson
#8. "I Found A Love" by The Falcons
#9. "Soul Twist" by King Curtis
#10. "Snap Your Fingers" by Joe Henderson



All comments from YouTube:

K M

I was in my mid teens when this was first released. Huge hit! Then I remember some years later when Aretha remade it. Her version was also a huge hit!

Barbara Williams

Dedicating this song to my Dad he loved this song I remember as a child hearing him play this over and over. I love and miss you R.I.P. ❤

takemeback2

Absolutely great old music. As stated, Rest in peace Mr. King.

Helena Katić

We think the same!

sauquoit13456

On this day in 1962 {May 20th} Ben E. King's "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" peaked at #2 for 4 weeks on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles* chart, the four weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for those four weeks was "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Ray Charles...
"Don't Play That Song" reached #11 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart...
Between 1960 and 1980 the Henderson, North Carolina native, as a solo artist, had twenty five records on the Hot R&B Singles chart, five made the Top 10 with two reaching #1, "Stand By Me" for 4 weeks in 1961 and "Supernatural Thing - Part One" for 1 week in 1975...
Besides the above three records, his other two Top 10 records were "Amor" {#10 in 1961},and "Do It In The Name Of Love" {#4 in 1975}...
Two of his twenty five charted records were duets with the Average White Band, "Get It Up" {#21 in 1977} and "A Star In The Ghetto" {#25 in 1977}...
Ben E. King, born Benjamin Earl Nelson, passed away at the age of 76 on April 30th, 2015...
May he R.I.P.
* And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Hot R&B Singles' Top 10 on May 20th, 1962:
At #3. "Soldier Boy" by The Shirelles
#4. "Mashed Potato Time" by Dee Dee Sharp
#5. "The One Who Really Loves You" by Mary Wells
#6. "Night Train" by James Brown and The Famous Flames
#7. "Any Day Now" by Chuck Jackson
#8. "I Found A Love" by The Falcons
#9. "Soul Twist" by King Curtis
#10. "Snap Your Fingers" by Joe Henderson

V Heth

One of the VERY BEST!!!! I started listening to Ben in the early 70's as a young kid, STILL LISTENING!!!!!
Bet God has a heck of a bunch of Fantastic Concert's up there!!!! But every group has their own choices for me it's what I grew up on!!!!

Resa Prince

What's crazy is I used to listen to this song when I was a kid like 7 or 8 yrs old I would play Ben E King and Thr Drifters album all the time my mother and my father introduced me to old school music at a very young age.......edit this was the early 80's I am now 45yrs old and I appreciate old school R&B and soul music

Yafa Perez

Wow what a beautiful song . Definitely brings back good memories ❤️

Lex Luther

my father introduced me to this record after we watched the movie stand by me; same beat, tempo, song... different lyrics. spectacular. real music..real musicians. real love. real angst. real soul. my best to you all.

Charles Wilson

Every word is true.

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