The Drifters' Golden Hits

The Drifters' Golden Hits is a 1968 compilation album by American doo wop/R&B vocal group The Drifters. The collection of the bands' later hits charted at #22 on Billboard's "Black Albums" chart and at #122 on the "Pop Albums" chart. Music critic Robert Christgau numbers it among the essentials for a basic library of albums representing the 1960s. In 2003, Rolling Stone listed the album at #465 in its list of "Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Originally released on the Atlantic label, the album has been re-released on CD by Atlantic and Intercontinental Records.

Track listing

Title Composer Time Previous album release Charts
1."There Goes My Baby" Benjamin Nelson, Lover Patterson, George Treadwell 2:13 The Drifters' Greatest Hits
#1 Black Singles
#2 Pop Singles
2."(If You Cry) True Love, True Love" Doc Pumus, Mort Shuman 2:23 The Drifters
3."Dance With Me" Lewis Lebish, Jerry Leiber, Irving Nahan, Mike Stoller, Treadwell 2:26 The Drifters' Greatest Hits #2 "Black Singles"
#15 "Pop Singles"
#17 UK Singles
4."This Magic Moment" Pomus, Shuman 2:30 The Drifters' Greatest Hits #4 "Black Singles"
#16 "Pop Singles"
5."Save the Last Dance for Me" Pomus, Shuman 2:30 The Drifters' Greatest Hits #1 "Black Singles"
#1 "Pop Singles"#2 UK
6."I Count the Tears" Pomus, Shuman 2:15 Save the Last Dance for Me
#28 UK
7."Some Kind of Wonderful" Gerry Goffin, Carole King 2:38 Save the Last Dance for Me
8."Up On The Roof" Goffin, King 2:38 The Drifters #4 "Black Singles"
#5 "Pop Singles"
9."On Broadway" Cynthia Weil, Barry Mann, Leiber, Stoller 3:02 The Drifters #7 "Black Singles"
#9 "Pop Singles"
10."Under the Boardwalk" Arthur Resnick, Kenny Young 2:42 The Drifters #4 "Black Singles"
#4 "Pop Singles"#45 UK
11."I've Got Sand in My Shoes" Resnick, Young 2:49 Where the Music's Playing
12."Saturday Night at the Movies" Manns, Weil 2:29 The Drifters #18 "Black Singles"
#18 "Pop Singles"



'The following individuals performed with The Drifters during the relevant period of 1960 to 1966. No information is available at this time as to which members performed on which tracks.


  • Stan Applebaum – arranger
  • Bert Bernsproducer
  • Charlie Brown – liner notes
  • Ray Ellis – arranger
  • Loring Eutemey – design
  • Jerry Leiber – producer
  • Jonny Meadow – research
  • Zal Schreiber – mastering
  • Garry Sherman – arranger
  • Mike Stoller – producer
  • Teacho Wiltshire – arranger


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