I Wish You'd Stay

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"I Wish You'd Stay"
Single by Brad Paisley
from the album Part II
Released August 12, 2002
Format VHS single
Genre Country
Length 6:17 (album version)
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Brad Paisley
Chris DuBois
Producer(s) Frank Rogers
Brad Paisley singles chronology
"I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)"
"I Wish You'd Stay"

"I Wish You'd Stay" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Brad Paisley. It was released in August 2002 as the fourth and final single from Paisley's album Part II and reached a peak of number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in early 2003.[1] The song was originally released as the b-side to Paisley's previous single, "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)."[1] Paisley wrote this song with Chris DuBois.


The song is a ballad, in which the narrator states that he hopes the person he's talking to (which is not specified if it's a significant other or child) finds love when he/she leaves his side, but he wishes the person would stay with him.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Brad Paisley and Devin Pense and premiered on November 11, 2002 on CMT.


Strings by Carl Gorodetsky and the Nashville String Machine

Chart performance[edit]

"I Wish You'd Stay" debuted at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 17, 2002.

Chart (2002–03) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 57
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 47


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 313. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (2001-04-28). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 
  3. ^ "Brad Paisley – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Brad Paisley. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "Brad Paisley – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Brad Paisley. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  5. ^ "Best of 2003: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2003. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 

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