"Please Stay" (also known as "(Don't Go) Please Stay") is an early hit of The Drifters featuring the new lead singer Rudy Lewis, who replaced Ben E. King. It is one of songwriterBurt Bacharach's early pop hits, featuring Dionne Warwick's sister Dee Dee Warwick and Doris Troy on background vocals. This and "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "Sweets for My Sweet" were all recorded in the same session. The musicians who backed the Drifters on this record include George Barnes and Allan Hanlon on guitar, Abie Baker on Bass, Bobby Rosengarden and Ray Kessler on percussion and Ed Shaughnessey and Gary Chester on drums.
Nicky Byrne from Irish pop group Westlife revealed on his Twitter page that the band had recorded a cover of the song in memory of Byrne's late father as the B-side for their single, "Safe". Later, a preview of the recorded song was played on Byrne's radio show he guested. Also, Westlife performed the whole song on their exclusive acoustic gig in O2 ArenaDublin, Ireland in August 2010.