Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" - Chromatik's Tune of the Day

Although rumors suggest that Ben E. King originally wrote "Stand By Me" for The Drifters, picturing anyone else except King singing on this track is difficult. His vocals sound sentimental and earnest, complimenting the sunny instrumental so well that it's often identified as the archetypal 50s chord change. Such a combination makes this song's role as the go-to soundtrack for 50s coming of age flashbacks in movies seem obvious, since no other song can really capture these emotions as purely as "Stand By Me" does.