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Encyclopedia > Don't Play That Song (You Lied)
"Don't Play That Song (You Lied)"
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Single by Ben E. King
from the album Don't Play That Song
Released 1962
Genre Soul
Length 2:47
Label Atco
Writer(s) Ahmet Ertegun, Betty Nelson
Chart positions
Ben E. King singles chronology
"Ecstasy"
(1962)
"Don't Play That Song (You Lied)"
(1962)
"Too Bad"
(1962)

"Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" is a song written by Ahmet Ertegun and Betty Nelson and first recorded by soul singer Ben E. King. The title track on King's third album Don't Play That Song, it reached number two on the U.S. R&B singles chart and number eleven on the pop chart when released as a single via Atco Records in 1962 (see 1962 in music). Image File history File links Nocover. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Ben E. King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson in September 28, 1938 in Henderson, North Carolina) is an American soul and pop singer. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Atco Records was a United States based subsidiary label of Atlantic Records. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... The Ertegun brothers, Ahmet Ertegun (1923) and Nesuhi Ertegun (1917–1989) are co-founders of Atlantic Records. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), lists the most popular songs, calculated weekly by airplay and sales, in traditionally African American venues... Ben E. King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson in September 28, 1938 in Henderson, North Carolina) is an American soul and pop singer. ... The Ertegun brothers, Ahmet Ertegun (1923) and Nesuhi Ertegun (1917–1989) are co-founders of Atlantic Records. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Ben E. King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson in September 28, 1938 in Henderson, North Carolina) is an American soul and pop singer. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), lists the most popular songs, calculated weekly by airplay and sales, in traditionally African American venues... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Atco Records was a United States based subsidiary label of Atlantic Records. ... See also: 1961 in music, other events of 1962, 1963 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 1 - The Beatles and Brian Poole and the Tremeloes both audition at Decca Records, a company which has the option of signing one group only. ...


Aretha Franklin covered the song for her twenty-first album, also titled Don't Play That Song, released on Atlantic Records. Her version, performed with the Dixie Flyers, was released as a single in 1970 (see 1970 in music) and peaked at number three on the R&B chart and number eleven on the pop chart. In the United Kingdom it reached number thirteen. Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American soul, R&B, and gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Detroit, Michigan. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... See also: other events of 1970 list of years in music 1970s in music // Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ...


Other acts to have recorded the song include Adriano Celentano and Mariah Carey. It was also performed on American Idol by Kelly Clarkson - that season's eventual winner - to great acclaim in season one. Adriano Celentano (born January 6, 1938) is an Italian singer, songwriter, comedian, actor, and TV host. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is a American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director and actress. ... For the current season, see American Idol (season 6). ... Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer and actress who has enjoyed success in the pop and rock music genres. ...


 
 

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