Stay (Eternal song)

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"Stay"
Eternal stay.jpg
Single by Eternal
from the album Always & Forever
B-side "Don't Say Goodbye"
Released 20 September 1993
Format CD single, 7" vinyl
Recorded 1993
Sarm Studios
(London)
Genre New jack swing[1]
Length 3:50
Label EMI
Songwriter(s) Mark Stevens, Bobby Khozouri
Producer(s) Nigel Lowis
Eternal singles chronology
"Stay"
(1993)
"Save Our Love"
(1994)

"Stay"
(1993)
"Save Our Love"
(1994)
Alternative Cover
Japanese CD cover
Japanese CD cover

"Stay" is the debut single by British girl group Eternal. It released on 20 September 1993 as the lead single from their debut album Always & Forever (1993). The single entered at number 16 on 26 September 1993 on the UK Singles Chart, eventually peaking at number four on 17 October 1993. The single was also a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 19 on 12 March 1994 and selling over 220,000 copies in the US.[2][3][4] An earlier version of the song, which was written by Bob Khozouri and Mark Stevens, was recorded by Glenn Jones and released in 1990.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Stay" was filmed in New York City, directed by Marcus Nispel and features the girls in colorful backdrops while doing dance moves. The video became a staple on the American cable network BET's Video Soul in early 1994.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Time
CD (UK) CDEM283
1. "Stay" [7" Mix] 3:50
2. "Stay" [12" Mix] 4:51
3. "Stay" [Original Mix] 5:00
4. "Don't Say Goodbye" 4:16
7" Vinyl (UK) EM283
A. "Stay" 3:50
B. "Don't Say Goodbye" 4:16
CD (US) E2-58113
1. "Stay" 3:50
2. "Stay" [Extended Mix Radio Edit] 3:43
3. "Stay" [Extended Mix] 4:53
4. "Stay" [Club Mix] 4:36
5. "Stay" [Eternal Mix] 4:36
CD (US) DPRO-19830
1. "Stay" [A/C Mix] 3:32
CD (Japan) TODP-2447
1. "Stay" [7" Mix] 3:57
2. "Stay" [Extended Mix Radio Edit] 3:43

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[25] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, Dan (January 15, 2013). "Why Songs Called 'Stay' Rarely Fail". NME. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  2. ^ "Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200".
  3. ^ Billboard (21 June 1997). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. p. 83. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  4. ^ Billboard (3 Dec 1994). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. p. 3. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Eternal – Stay". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2442." RPM. Library and Archives Canada.
  7. ^ "Top RPM Dance/Urban: Issue 2422." RPM. Library and Archives Canada.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Eternal – Stay" (in French). Les classement single.
  9. ^ "Musicline.de – Eternal Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Stay". Irish Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Eternal – Stay" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  12. ^ "Charts.nz – Eternal – Stay". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "Eternal: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  14. ^ "Eternal Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Eternal Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Eternal Chart History (Adult R&B Songs)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Eternal Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Eternal Chart History (Radio Songs)". Billboard.
  19. ^ "Eternal Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "Top 100 1993 - UK Music Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  21. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1994". ARIA. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  22. ^ "Top 50 Dance Tracks of 1994". RPM. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  24. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - Year-End 1994". Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1994 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.