The Drifters had a lot of hits over a lot of years featuring a myriad of different members and lead singers, but only ONE song reached number 1 on the pop charts - SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME. It was recorded this day in 1960. Written by prolific composers Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, the song even spawned a hit answer record called "I'll Save the Last Dance for You" by Damita Jo. Enjoy Ben E King's memorable lead vocals by clicking below.