1997Released
5:56

Did You Know?

Interesting facts and trivia about Stand by Me. By Songfacts®.

In the TV special Oasis: Be Here Now, Noel Gallagher explained that he was dealing with a bad bout of self-inflicted food poisoning when he wrote this song. To appease his mother, who called to make sure he was eating properly, he made himself a big dinner that got him sick. This is the inspiration for the opening lines: "Made a meal and threw it up on Sunday, I've got a lot of things to learn."

This was held out of the UK #1 spot by Elton John's "Candle In The Wind '97," which was the biggest-selling single ever.

Top Listeners

Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Stand by Me.
GKey
MajorMode
4/4Time Signature
170BPM

Album

The album Stand by Me is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released Stand by Me.
Helter Skelter Records
1997 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

See your Spotify stats (with number of plays and minutes listened) and discover new music.

Music data, artist images, album covers, and song previews are provided by Spotify. Spotify is a trademark of Spotify AB.

5.7MArtists
72.6MSongs
12MAlbums
6.3KGenres
2.4MLabels
492KPlaylists