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Though “Stand by Me” was originally a solo song, it has inspired many strange duets. Warren Zevon and Stephen King. Sting and Lady Gaga. Timon and Pumpa. But today we bring you a trio. Together at last, it’s Andrew Sky, Andrew Sky, and Andrew Sky! Rocking on a rooftop, the Virginia-based songwriter triples himself for some synchronized Motown snapping.

“Simplicity was key,” Sky tells us. “The bass line is so powerful by itself that I didn’t want to overpower it. I kept in mind some of the best advice I have ever received as a songwriter: don’t say in 10 notes what you can say in three. So, I chose an acoustic guitar and used a trumpet section in the chorus to emphasize the off beats, which are very important to the song.”

Check out the video and MP3 below.

Andrew Sky – Stand by Me (Ben E. King cover)


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  4 Responses to “Song of the Day: Andrew Sky, “Stand by Me” (Ben E. King cover)”

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  1. this is giving the original a hardcore run for its money

  2. The original is one of my favorite songs ever, so maybe I’m biased, but this is just okay. It might be my familiarity with King’s version, but the pieces don’t fit together on this one. To me, at least.

  3. I’m getting kind of a Housemartins vibe off of this one.

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