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TOPIC: Stand by Me

Stand by Me 24 Mar 2014 01:05 #4461

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As I was catching up on season two of “The Following”, I heard a remake of the song “Stand by Me” play at the end of one of the episodes. “Stand by Me”, originally written and performed by Ben E. King, is a classic song from the 1960’s. There are over 400 recorded versions of this song, but the remake recorded by Ki: Theory really grabbed by attention. The remake has a darker and eerier feeling to it, which is what makes this remake more unique compared to most of the others.

The lyrics of “Stand by Me” show that the writer, Ben E. King, wanted to express his longing to be with his loved one through thick and thin. Musical artists, such as John Lennon and Pennywise, have both successfully recorded and performed this song. In individually unique ways, they made the song their own, but still expressed the original meaning of the song in their recordings. Ki: Theory put a contemporary mix onto the original song, adding the style of dubstep with an element of darkness and despair.

I have put the links of the original version performed by Ben E. King and the most recent version performed by Ki: Theory below. It is interesting to compare the classic and contemporary versions of the song. Enjoy!

Ben E. King:

Ki: Theory:

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Stand by Me 31 Mar 2014 02:55 #4552

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Your subject title caught my attention immediately because I know the song by Ben E. King and I absolutely adore it. To have read that there is another version of it that does not fit the typical mold, was intriguing and I just HAD to listen to the other version you posted.

I definitely have to said it is eerie and somewhat morbid. I love the Dubstep that is mixed into it which makes it less creepy for me. I will be reposting this video and sharing it with my friends on social media. Thank you for the excellent find! B)
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