The Drifters - Songs


Highly acclaimed R&B-doo-wop group. Best known songs include "There Goes My Baby" (1959), "Dance With Me" (1959), and "Save The Last Dance For Me" (1960). More hits released after 1959 are given below with links to song clips. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1988.


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The Drifters

  • I Count The Tears     1960

  • I'll Take You Home     1963

  • On Broadway     1963
    (This song later also became a hit for George Benson (1978).)

  • Please Stay     1961

  • Saturday Night At The Movies     1964
    (This song has almost the same melody as "Under The Boardwalk" but is swingier.)

  • Save The Last Dance For Me     1960
    (This oldies classic topped both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts and later also became a hit for the DeFranco Family (1974) and Dolly Parton (1984).)

  • Some Kind Of Wonderful     1961
    (This romantic song was written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin.)

  • Sweets For My Sweet     1961
    (This song later also became a hit for Tony Orlando (1979).)

  • This Magic Moment     1960
    (This song later also became a hit for Jay & the Americans (1969).)

  • Under The Boardwalk     1964
    (This evocative seaside song, in which two lovers plan to secretly meet under a boardwalk, is included in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. "Under The Boardwalk" later also became a hit for Billy Joe Royal (1978) and Bruce Willis (1987).)

  • Up On The Roof     1962
    (This song later also became a hit for the Cryan' Shames (1968), Laura Nyro (1970), and James Taylor (1979).)

  • When My Little Girl Is Smiling     1962
    (This song later also became a hit for Steve Alaimo (1971).)

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