Stay (David Bowie song)

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Single by David Bowie
from the album Station to Station
B-side "Word on a Wing"
Released July 1976
Format 7"
Recorded September – November 1975 at Cherokee Studios (Los Angeles)
  • 6:15 (album version)
  • 3:21 (single version)
Label RCA Records
Writer(s) David Bowie
David Bowie singles chronology
"TVC 15"
"Suffragette City"
Station to Station track listing
"TVC 15"
"Wild Is the Wind"

"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 United States 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.[2]

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, New York 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.[3]
  • A concert performance recorded in spring 1978 was released on the 2005 reissue of the live album Stage.[3]
  • A live recording made at the BBC Radio Theatre, London, England on 27 June 2000 was released on the bonus disc accompanying the first releases of Bowie at the Beeb.[3]

Other releases[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

  • Ava Cherry – 3" CD single


  1. ^ Mojica, Frank (4 October 2010). "David Bowie –- Station to Station [Special Edition]". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 1 June 2016.  C1 control character in |title= at position 13 (help)
  2. ^ Pegg 2011, p. 239.
  3. ^ a b c d Pegg 2011, p. 240.


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