Stay with Me (Erasure song)

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"Stay With Me"
Single by Erasure
from the album Erasure
B-side "True Love Wars"
Released September 11, 1995
Format 12", cassette, CD
Recorded 1995
Genre Synthpop
Length 4:45 (single edit)
6:43 (album version)
Label Mute (UK)
Elektra (U.S.)
Writer(s) Vince Clarke, Andy Bell
Producer(s) Thomas Fehlmann, Gareth Jones
Erasure singles chronology
"I Love Saturday"
(1994)
"Stay With Me"
(1995)
"Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day)"
(1995)

"Stay with Me" is a song by British synthpop duo Erasure. It was released as the lead single from their self-titled, seventh studio album (Erasure). The track is a slow love ballad written by Erasure members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell. Starting with simple synth chords from Clarke and subdued vocal from Bell, "Stay With Me" builds to a mid-tempo gospel-influenced conclusion, complete with vocal contributions from the London Community Gospel Choir. Like the other two singles from this album, it was edited for its release as a single. The single's B-side, "True Love Wars", is an extension of the Erasure album opener "Intro: Guess I'm Into Feeling". Both tracks utilize the same instrumental track and share several vocal elements, although they are different songs.

Upon its release "Stay With Me" was not as successful as prior Erasure singles. The song reached number fifteen on the UK singles chart and did not chart in the United States or Germany.

In an interview with John Marshall from Lincs FM in 2009 Andy stated it was one of his favourite Erasure songs.

Track listings[edit]

Cassette single (CMUTE174)[edit]

  1. "Stay With Me" (Single Edit)
  2. "True Love Wars"

12" single (12MUTE174)[edit]

  1. "Stay With Me" (NY Mix)
  2. "Stay With Me" (Flow Mix)
  3. "True Love Wars" (Omni Mix)
  4. "Stay With Me" (Guitar Mix)

CD single #1 (CDMUTE174)[edit]

  1. "Stay With Me"
  2. "True Love Wars"
  3. "Stay With Me" (Basic Mix)
  4. "True Love Wars" (Omni Mix)

CD single #2 (LCDMUTE174)[edit]

  1. "Stay With Me" (Flow Mix)
  2. "Stay With Me" (NY Mix)
  3. "Stay With Me" (Guitar Mix)
  4. "Stay With Me" (Castaway Dub)

U.S. maxi-single (66084-2)[edit]

  1. "Stay With Me" (Commercial Mix)
  2. "Stay With Me" (Basic Mix)
  3. "Stay With Me" (Flow Mix)
  4. "Stay With Me" (Guitar Mix)
  5. "Stay With Me" (NY Mix)
  6. "True Love Wars"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Total
weeks
Swedish Singles Chart[1] 13 3
UK Singles Chart[2] 15 4
US Hot Dance Music Sales[3] 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.swedishcharts.com/
  2. ^ "Erasure - Stay With Me". Chart Stats. 23 September 1995. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/