Stay (Jodeci song)

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Single by Jodeci
from the album Forever My Lady
ReleasedDecember 3, 1991
GenreNew jack swing[1]
Songwriter(s)DeVante Swing
Producer(s)Al B. Sure!, DeVante Swing
Jodeci singles chronology
"Forever My Lady"
"Come and Talk to Me"

"Stay" is a song by American group Jodeci from their debut album Forever My Lady (1991). The song was the third single released in promotion for the album in December 1991. "Stay" was the group's second number one R&B hit, spending two weeks at number-one on the US R&B chart and peaked at number forty-one on the Billboard Hot 100. As this, it is also the opening track from Forever My Lady.[2]

Track listing[edit]

12", Cassette, Maxi-Single, Vinyl
  1. "Stay" (Radio Version) - 4:05
  2. "Stay" (Instrumental) - 6:09
  3. "Stay" (Album Version) - 5:11
  4. "Stay" (Swing Bass) - 6:07
  5. "Stay" (Swing Drums) - 6:09
  6. "Stay" (Accapella) - 6:08


  • Production: Al B. Sure!, DeVante Swing.[3]
  • JoJo Hailey - Lead and Background vocals
  • K-Ci Hailey - Lead and Background vocals
  • DeVante Swing - Background vocals, Instruments
  • Mr. Dalvin - Background vocals

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991)[4] Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 41
U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 8
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1

See also[edit]

June's Diary version[edit]

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Single by June's Diary
from the album Male Edition
ReleasedMarch 20, 2017
FormatDigital download
LabelHSJW Music Group
Songwriter(s)DeVante Swing
June's Diary singles chronology

"Stay" is a song performed by American recording R&B group June's Diary. It was released as the lead single on March 20, 2017, from their debut mixtape "Male Edition" (2017).[5]

Critical reception[edit]

The song was met with positive responses from critics. Vibe magazine praised their version of the song stating "The Chasing Destiny stars take a trip back to the ’90s in their latest video for their spin on Jodeci’s “Stay.” Duly dressed for the ode to the iconic R&B group, Kelly Rowland’s protégées remind us why they earned their mentor’s stamp of approval as they nail the classic tune from Forever My Lady."[6] Rap-Up gave their approval stating the group "put their soulful spin on another R&B group, Jodeci, and their classic Stay".[7]

Music video[edit]

A music video was released to June's Diary's YouTube channel on March 16, 2017.[8] A behind the scene's video of the music video was released a day later.[9]

Formats and track listings[edit]

Digital download – Album[5]

  1. "Stay" – 5:04

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
United States March 20, 2017 Digital download HSJW Music Group [10]
United Kingdom [5]


  1. ^ ...but I digress (May 31, 2007). "The Grim Reaper of R&B? Jodeci!". Blogcritics. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 300.
  3. ^ "Jodeci - Stay (12") at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
  4. ^ "allmusic ((( Forever My Lady > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  5. ^ a b c "Stay - Single by Junes Diary on Apple Music". iTunes Store (UK). Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  6. ^ "June's Diary Puts Their Twist On Jodeci's "Stay"". Vibe Magazine. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  7. ^ "PREMIERE: WATCH JUNE'S DIARY COVER JODECI'S 'STAY'". Rap-Up. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  8. ^ "June's Diary - Stay (Jodeci Cover)". YouTube. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Exclusive: June's Diary 'Stay' Video [Behind The Scenes]". YouTube. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Stay - Single by Junes Diary on Apple Music". iTunes Store (U.S.). Retrieved 20 March 2017.

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