Stay Forever (Hal Ketchum song)

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"Stay Forever"
Single by Hal Ketchum
from the album Every Little Word
B-side "Every Little Word"
Released January 30, 1995
Genre Country
Length 2:54
Label MCG/Curb
Writer(s) Benmont Tench
Hal Ketchum
Producer(s) Allen Reynolds
Jim Rooney
Hal Ketchum singles chronology
"That's What I Get for Losin' You"
"Stay Forever"
"Every Little Word"

"Stay Forever" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Hal Ketchum. It was released in January 1995 as the third single from his album Every Little Word. The song reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in May 1995.[1] It was written by Ketchum and Benmont Tench.

Critical reception[edit]

Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song unfavorably, saying that Ketchum does his "vocal best" to rescue the ballad. He goes on to call it a "not-so-special song."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jim Shea and premiered in early 1995.

Chart performance[edit]

"Stay Forever" debuted at number 69 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of February 11, 1995.

Chart (1995) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 10
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[4] 24
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 85


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