DEF: Mickey Gilley “Stand by Me”

Mississippi-born country music star Mickey Gilley crossed over to Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart four times. The biggest hit of the quartet was Gilley’s only pop music Top 40 hit, a remake of Ben E. King’s classic song “Stand by Me” that was featured in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy. On this date in 1980, that song climbed to a peak position of number 22. Today, “Stand by Me” by Mickey Gilley is the Daily Eighties Flashback.

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