Don't Play That Song!

Don't Play That Song! is the third studio album by Ben E. King. The album was released by Atlantic Records as an LP in 1962 and was home to five notable singles: "Stand by Me", "Ecstasy", "First Taste of Love", "Here Comes the Night", and the title track, "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)".

Don't Play That Song!
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 20, 1962
Recorded1961
GenreSoul
Length29:28
LabelAtco
ProducerAhmet Ertegün, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Ben E. King chronology
Ben E. King Sings for Soulful Lovers
(1962)
Don't Play That Song!
(1962)
Young Boy Blues
(1964)
Singles from Don't Play That Song!
  1. "First Taste of Love"
    Released: 1961
  2. "Stand By Me"
    Released: 1961
  3. "Young Boy Blues" / "Here Comes the Night"
    Released: 1961
  4. "Ecstasy"
    Released: 1962
  5. "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)"
    Released: 1962

Track listingEdit

  1. "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" (Ahmet Ertegün, Betty Nelson) – 2:46
  2. "Ecstasy" (Doc Pomus, Phil Spector) – 2:32
  3. "On the Horizon" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 2:18
  4. "Show Me the Way" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) – 2:18
  5. "Here Comes the Night" (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman) – 2:24
  6. "First Taste of Love" (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman) – 2:20
  7. "Stand by Me" (Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 2:57
  8. "Yes" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 3:03
  9. "Young Boy Blues" (Doc Pomus, Phil Spector) – 2:17
  10. "The Hermit of Misty Mountain" (Ruth Batchelor, Bob Roberts) – 2:20
  11. "I Promise Love" (Ben E. King, Lover Patterson) – 2:05
  12. "Brace Yourself" (Otis Blackwell) – 2:08

Stan Applebaum arranged the album; except "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" which was arranged by Jimmie Haskell and "The Hermit of Misty Mountain" by Claus Ogerman.