Stay with Me (DeBarge song)
Written by brother Marty and sister Bunny, the song talks of a man wanting a lover of his to stay with him despite her worries about their relationship. The man makes his case near the end of the song chanting "don't go, don't go/I love you so". The song was led by El DeBarge mixing tenor and falsetto with his siblings' harmonic backgrounds backing him up.
- By 1995, The Notorious B.I.G. has used the ending instrumental vamp of the song - which featured El's keyboard playing - for his hit song, "One More Chance".
- By 1995, Big L has also used the ending instrumental vamp of the song for his hit song, "MVP".
- Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans sung parts of the verses on "One More Chance" and later interpolated the ending vamp of the song for her track, "Don't Go", off her heralded My Life album.
- Nearly a decade later, R&B singer Ashanti sampled the song for her hit "Foolish" on her Self-titled debut album (2002).
- R&B and Neo-soul singer Musiq Soulchild sampled the song on the final track on the remix of "Girl Next Door" as "Ifiwouldaknew (Girlnextdoorremix)" which appeared from the 2002 album Juslisen.
- R&B singer Mariah Carey sampled the song's chorus for her 2008 single, "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" on her E=MC² album.