List of songs written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

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This is a list of songs written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, in most cases as a songwriting duo. The pair also collaborated with other songwriters, and also on rare occasions wrote songs as individuals with other writers.

Chart hits written by Leiber and Stoller[edit]

Year Song[1] Original artist[1] U.S. Pop U.S. R&B UK Singles Chart Other charting versions, and notes
1952 "Hard Times" Charles Brown - 7 -
"Kansas City"
("K.C. Lovin'" on original release)[2]
Little Willie Littlefield - - - 1959: Wilbert Harrison, #1 US pop, #1 R&B
1959: Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, #72 US pop, #16 R&B
1959: Rocky Olson, #60 US pop
1959: Little Richard, #95 US pop, #26 UK
1963: Trini Lopez, #23 US pop, #35 UK
1967: James Brown, #55 US pop, #21 R&B
1953 "Hound Dog" Big Mama Thornton[3] - 1 - 1956: Elvis Presley, #1 US pop, #1 R&B, #1 US country, #2 UK
1971: Elvis Presley, #10 UK (reissue)
2007: Elvis Presley, #14 UK (reissue)
1954 "Love Me" Willy & Ruth - - - 1956: Elvis Presley,[3] #2 US pop, #7 R&B, #10 US country
"Framed" The Robins - - - 1976: Cheech and Chong, #41 US pop
"Jack o' Diamonds" Jacki Fontaine - - - 1959: Ruth Brown, #96 US pop
"Bazoom (I Need Your Lovin')" The Cheers 15 - - 1955: The Charms, #15 R&B
1955 "Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots" The Cheers 6 - - 1955: Vaughn Monroe, #38 US pop
"Smokey Joe's Cafe" The Robins 79 10 -
"I Want to Do More" Ruth Brown - 3 -
1956 "Ruby Baby" The Drifters - 10 - 1963: Dion, #2 US pop, #5 R&B
1974: Billy "Crash" Craddock, #33 US pop, #1 US country
"The Chicken and the Hawk" Big Joe Turner - 7 -
"Down in Mexico" The Coasters - 8 -
"One Kiss Led to Another" The Coasters[2] 73 11 -
1957 "Lucky Lips" Ruth Brown 25 6 - 1957: Gale Storm, #77 US pop
1963: Cliff Richard, #62 US pop, #4 UK
"Fools Fall in Love" The Drifters 69 10 - 1977: Jacky Ward, #9 US country
"Searchin'" The Coasters[2] 3 1 30 1961: Jack Eubanks, #83 US pop
1963: The Hollies, #12 UK
1964: Ace Cannon, #84 US pop
1976: Jim Croce, #63 US pop (as part of "Chain Gang Medley")
"Young Blood" The Coasters[2] 8 1 - Written by Leiber, Stoller, and Doc Pomus
1976: Bad Company, #20 US pop
1987: Bruce Willis, #68 US pop
"Loving You" Elvis Presley 20 - 24
"Dancin'" Perry Como 76 - -
"Jailhouse Rock" Elvis Presley[3] 1 1 1 1957: Elvis Presley, #1 US country
1971: Elvis Presley, #42 UK (reissue)
1977: Elvis Presley, #44 UK (reissue)
1982: Russ Abbot, #61 UK (as part of parody medley, "A Day In the Life Of Vince Prince")
1983: Elvis Presley, #27 UK (reissue)
2005: Elvis Presley, #1 UK (reissue)
"Idol with the Golden Head" The Coasters[2] 64 - -
"Treat Me Nice" Elvis Presley 18 7 24 1957: Elvis Presley, #11 US country
"Santa Claus Is Back in Town" Elvis Presley - - 7 1965: Elvis Presley, #4 US Christmas singles
1980: Elvis Presley, #41 UK (reissue)
1997: Dwight Yoakam, #60 US country
"(When She Wants Good Lovin') My Baby Comes to Me" The Coasters - - - 1966: Chicago Loop, #37 US pop
1958 "(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care" Elvis Presley - 14 - 1961: Buddy Holly, #12 UK
1982: Joni Mitchell, #47 US pop
1983: Elvis Presley, #61 UK (reissue)
"Don't" Elvis Presley[3] 1 4 2 1958: Elvis Presley, #2 US country
1973: Sandy Posey, #39 US country
2007: Elvis Presley, #14 UK (reissue)
"Yakety Yak" The Coasters[2] 1 1 12 1975: Eric Weissberg and Deliverance, #91 US country
1989: 2 Live Crew, #90 UK
"Sorry, But I'm Gonna Have to Pass" The Coasters - - - 1994: The Coasters, #41 UK (reissue)
"Drip Drop" The Drifters 58 - - 1963: Dion DiMucci, #6 US pop
"King Creole" Elvis Presley - - 2 2007: Elvis Presley, #15 UK (reissue)
"Trouble" Elvis Presley - - - 1980: Gillan, #14 UK
1959 "Charlie Brown" The Coasters[2] 2 2 6 1970: The Compton Brothers, #16 US country
"Along Came Jones" The Coasters[2] 9 14 - 1969: Ray Stevens, #27 US pop
"Poison Ivy" The Coasters[2] 7 1 15 1964: The Paramounts, #35 UK
1980: The Lambrettas, #7 UK
1990: Young & Restless, #76 R&B
"I'm a Hog for You" The Coasters 38 - -
"Love Potion No. 9" The Clovers 23 23 - 1964: The Searchers, #3 US pop
1971: The Coasters, #76 US pop
1980: Rinder & Lewis, #20 US Disco Action
"There Goes My Baby" The Drifters[4] 2 1 - Written by Leiber, Stoller, Ben E. King, George Treadwell, and Lover Patterson
1984: Donna Summer, #21 US pop, #20 R&B
"Dance with Me" The Drifters 15 2 17 Written by Leiber, Stoller, George Treadwell, Irving Nahan and Lewis Lebish
1989: Rick James, #74 R&B (as part of medley with "This Magic Moment")
"What About Us" The Coasters 47 17 -
"Run Red Run" The Coasters 36 29 -
1960 "Lorelei" Lonnie Donegan - - 10
"Shoppin' for Clothes" The Coasters 83 - - Written by Leiber, Stoller, and Kent Harris
"Dirty, Dirty Feeling" Elvis Presley - - - 1965: Elvis Presley, #70 US pop
1961 "You're the Boss" Jimmy Ricks and LaVern Baker 81 - -
"Saved" LaVern Baker 37 17 -
"Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)" The Coasters 23 16 -
"Stand by Me" Ben E. King 4 1 27 Written by Leiber, Stoller, and Ben E. King
1964: Cassius Clay, #47 R&B
1964: Kenny Lynch, #39 UK
1965: Earl Grant, #75 US pop
1966: Spyder Turner, #12 US pop, #3 R&B
1970: David & Jimmy Ruffin, #61 US pop, #24 R&B
1975: John Lennon, #20 US pop, #30 UK
1980: Mickey Gilley, #22 US pop, #1 US country
1985: Maurice White, #50 US pop, #6 R&B
1986: Ben E. King, #9 US pop, #1 UK (reissue)
1998: 4 The Cause, #82 US pop, #12 UK
2010: Prince Royce, #8 US Hot Latin Songs, #1 US Latin Tropical Airplay, #17 US Heatseekers Songs
2012: Ben E. King, #84 UK (reissue)
"I'll Be There" Damita Jo 12 15 - Written by Leiber, Stoller, Ben E. King, and Ollie Jones
Answer record to "Stand by Me"
"My Claire de Lune" Steve Lawrence 68 - - Based on Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune," third movement of the Suite Bergamasque.
"Girls! Girls! Girls!" The Coasters 96 - - 1965: The Fourmost, #33 UK
1962 "She's Not You" Elvis Presley 5 13 1 Written by Leiber, Stoller, and Doc Pomus
2005: Elvis Presley, #3 UK (reissue)
"Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" Elvis Presley 55 - -
"I'm a Woman" Christine Kittrell - - - 1963: Peggy Lee, #54 US pop
1974: Maria Muldaur, #12 US pop
"Some Other Guy" Richie Barrett - - - Written by Leiber, Stoller, and Richard Barrett
1963: The Big Three, #37 UK
"I Keep Forgettin'" Chuck Jackson 55 - -
"What to Do with Laurie" Mike Clifford 68 - - Written by Leiber, Stoller, and Billy Edd Wheeler
"Bossa Nova Baby" Tippie and the Clovers - - - 1963: Elvis Presley, #8 US pop, #20 R&B, #13 UK
1963 "The Man Who Robbed the Bank at Santa Fe" Hank Snow - - - Written by Leiber, Stoller, and Billy Edd Wheeler
#9 US country
"On Broadway" The Drifters 9 7 - Written by Leiber, Stoller, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
1978: George Benson, #7 US pop, #2 R&B
"The Reverend Mr. Black" The Kingston Trio 8 15 - Written by Leiber, Stoller, and Billy Edd Wheeler
1982: Johnny Cash, #71 US country
"Rat Race" The Drifters 71 - - Written by Leiber, Stoller, and Van McCoy
"Get Him" The Exciters 76 - - Written by Leiber, Stoller, Bert Russell and Ray Passman
"I (Who Have Nothing)" Ben E. King 29 16 - Written by Leiber, Stoller, Mogol, and Carlo Donida
1963: Shirley Bassey, #6 UK
1966: Terry Knight and the Pack, #46 US pop
1970: Liquid Smoke, #82 US pop
1970: Tom Jones, #14 US pop, #16 UK
1977: Sylvester, #40 US pop, #27 R&B, #4 US Disco Action, #46 UK
1978: Theo Vaness, #14 US Disco Action (as part of medley, "Back to Music")
2007: Jordin Sparks, #80 US pop
2011: Haley Reinhart
"Only in America" Jay and the Americans 25 - - Written by Leiber, Stoller, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
1967 "D. W. Washburn" The Coasters - - - 1968: The Monkees, #19 US pop, #17 UK
1968 "Do Your Own Thing" Brook Benton 99 - -
"Is That All There Is?" Leslie Uggams - - - 1969: Peggy Lee, #11 US pop
"Shake 'em Up and Let 'em Roll" Earl Richards - - - 1976: George Kent, #75 US country
1970 "(How Bout a Little Hand For) The Boys in the Band" The Boys in the Band 48 - -
1974 "Pearl's a Singer" Dino & Sembello - - - Written by Leiber, Stoller, Ralph Dino and John Sembello
1977: Elkie Brooks, #8 UK
"The Best Thing" Dino & Sembello - - - Written by Leiber, Stoller, Ralph Dino and John Sembello
1976: Billy Eckstine, #84 R&B
1982 "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)" Michael McDonald 4 7 43 Written by Leiber, Stoller, Michael McDonald and Ed Sanford
1994 "Regulate" Warren G and Nate Dogg 2 7 5 Samples "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)", written by Leiber, Stoller, Michael McDonald and Ed Sanford
1994: Warren G and Nate Dogg, #1 US Hot Rap Singles
2007 "Beautiful Girls" Sean Kingston 1 12 1 Samples Ben E. King's "Stand by Me"

Chart hits written by Leiber with others[edit]

Year Song[1] Original artist[1] U.S. Pop U.S. R&B UK Singles Chart Other charting versions, and notes
1960 "Spanish Harlem" Ben E. King[4] 10 15 - Written by Jerry Leiber and Phil Spector
1962: Jimmy Justice, #20 UK
1964: Sounds Incorporated, #35 UK
1965: King Curtis, #89 US pop
1971: Aretha Franklin, #2 US pop, #1 R&B, #14 UK
1987: Ben E. King, #92 UK (reissue)
1963 "Jackson" The Kingston Trio - - - Written by Jerry Leiber and Billy Edd Wheeler. Leiber's contribution was credited to his wife, Gaby Rodgers.
1967: Johnny Cash and June Carter, #2 US country
1967: Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra, #14 US pop, #11 UK (listed in official UK chart, though issued as B-side of "You Only Live Twice")
1966 "Past, Present and Future" The Shangri-Las 59 - - Written by Jerry Leiber, Artie Butler and Shadow Morton

Chart hits written by Stoller with others[edit]

Year Song[5] Original artist[5] U.S. Pop U.S. R&B UK Singles Chart Other charting versions, and notes
1964 "His Kiss" Betty Harris 89 15 - Written by Mike Stoller and Bert Russell

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