Stay (David Bowie song)

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"Stay"
Single by David Bowie
from the album Station to Station
A-side "Stay"
B-side "Word on a Wing"
Released July 1976
Format 7" single
Recorded Cherokee Studios, Hollywood; September–November 1975
Genre Funk, disco
Length 6:15 (Album Version)
3:21 (Single Version)
Label RCA
10736 (US)
Writer(s) David Bowie
Producer(s) David Bowie, Harry Maslin
David Bowie singles chronology
"Suffragette City"
1976
"Stay"
1976
"Sound and Vision"
1977
Station to Station track listing
"TVC 15"
(4)
"Stay"
(5)
"Wild Is the Wind"
(6)

"Stay" is a song written and recorded by David Bowie in 1975 for the album Station to Station, released in January the following year. In July 1976, the song was released as a single by RCA in the US. The length of the album version of "Stay" is 6:15.

The verse and chorus structures can be traced back to "John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)" - a track recorded for the Young Americans album but first released (as a single) in 1979.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stay" (Bowie) – 3:21
  2. "Word on a Wing" (Bowie) - 3:10

Production credits[edit]

Live versions[edit]

  • A live version recorded at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island on 23 March 1976 was released as a bonus track on the Rykodisc CD release of Station to Station in 1991. It also appears on the 2010 reissues of Station to Station.
  • A concert performance recorded in spring 1978 was released on the 2005 reissue of the live album Stage.
  • A live recording made at the BBC Radio Theatre, London on 27 June 2000 was released on the bonus disc accompanying the first releases of Bowie at the Beeb.

Other releases[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

External links[edit]