John Lennon was quoted saying that it was one of his favourite songs of all time, and many artists all over the world have paid homage to the anthem throughout the years.
And today as Stand By Me singer Ben E King passed away at 76, here are five of the most memorable covers:
(Although we know nothing can take away from the original)
1: John Lennon
2: Tracey Chapman
3: Lady Gaga ft Sting
4: Celine Dion