- 28 Oct 22
Bruce Springsteen's new album Only the Strong Survive is out November 11 via Columbia.
Bruce Springsteen has released the video for his cover of the 1962 Ben E. King track 'Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)'.
It serves as the third single from his forthcoming soul covers album Only the Strong Survive. As with the first two singles, the new song arrives with a music video directed by Thom Zimny, in black-and-white with a full band performance.
So far, the Boss has shared his renditions of Frank Wilson’s 'Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)' and the Commodores’ 'Nightshift.'
'Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)' was co-written by Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun and Ben E. King’s wife, Betty Nelson. Along with the iconic 'Stand by Me,' it featured on King’s 1962 Don’t Play that Song! The single has been covered by Aretha Franklin, Johnny Hallyday, Sam Moore, and others.
The song reached number 2 on the US R&B singles chart and number 11 on the pop chart when released as a single on Atco Records in 1962.
Aretha Franklin covered the song for her nineteenth studio album, Spirit in the Dark, released on Atlantic Records in 1970. Her version, performed with the Dixie Flyers, was released as a single in 1970 and peaked at number 1 for five weeks on the R&B singles chart and number 11 on the pop chart.
Only the Strong Survive is out November 11 via Columbia, and features Springsteen’s versions of 'Do I Love You (Indeed I Do),' 'Nightshift,' and more.