Save the Last Dance for Me (album)

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Save the Last Dance for Me
Save the Last Dance for Me (Ben E. King album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Ben E. King
Released 1987
Genre Soul
Label EMI-Manhattan
Producer John Paul Jones, Lamont Dozier, Mick Jones, Preston Glass, Alan Glass
Ben E. King chronology
Street Tough
(1981)
Save the Last Dance for Me
(1987)
Stand by Me: The Ultimate Collection
(1987)

Save the Last Dance for Me was Ben E. King's 15th album and 14th studio album. It was released under the EMI-Manhattan label. The album was released in 1987 and was King's first release in six years. All the tracks are new recordings of hits by King's old group The Drifters, originally recorded between 1959 and 1964. Note that King did not originally sing lead on all the Drifters versions of these songs, having left the Drifters in 1960.

This was King's last new release on an LP. Subsequent studio releases were issued on CD as the format became more popular.

Track listing[edit]

Tracks marked (*) are re-recordings of a Drifters hit which originally featured King on lead vocals. Other tracks are re-recordings of Drifters hits which did not originally feature King.

  1. "Saturday Night at the Movies"
  2. "Come On Over to My Place"
  3. "Save the Last Dance for Me" (*)
  4. "At the Club"
  5. "I Count the Tears" (*)
  6. "When My Little Girl is Smiling"
  7. "Up on the Roof"
  8. "Dance with Me" (*)
  9. "Under the Boardwalk"
  10. "I've Got Sand in My Shoes"
  11. "There Goes My Baby" (*)
  12. "On Broadway"
  13. "I'll Take You Home"
  14. "This Magic Moment" (*)
  15. "Some Kind of Wonderful"
  16. "I'll Take You Where the Music's Playing"