Stay the Night (Billy Ocean song)

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"Stay the Night"
Single by Billy Ocean
from the album City Limit
Released 1980
Format 7", 12" single
Recorded 1979
Genre Pop/R&B/Soul/Dance/Disco
Length 3:32
Label GTO
Writer(s) Ken Gold, Billy Ocean
Producer(s) Ken Gold
Billy Ocean singles chronology
"Are You Ready"
"Stay the Night"
"Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)"
"Stay the Night"
Single by La Toya Jackson
from the album My Special Love
Released February 15, 1981
Format 7", 12" single
Recorded 1981
Genre Pop/R&B/Soul/Dance/Disco
Length 5:37 (album version)
3:39 (single edit)
Label Polydor
Producer(s) Ollie E. Brown
La Toya Jackson singles chronology
"Night Time Lover"
"Stay the Night"
"I Don't Want You to Go"

"Stay the Night" is a 1980 song by Billy Ocean taken from his album City Limit. It was released as the follow-up to his hit single "Are You Ready?", and was also released as the b-side to this single in some countries. The song has been covered by La Toya Jackson and sampled by dance artist Lady on the 2002 Brazilian hit single "Easy Love".[1][2]

La Toya Jackson version[edit]

"Stay the Night" was the third single released by American singer La Toya Jackson, and the first single from the 1981 album My Special Love. The track was produced by Ollie E. Brown, who produced much of the My Special Love album.[3] The lyrics were slightly rewritten to reflect the gender change from Ocean's version.

The single peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart. The single was released on 7" and 12" formats, with "Camp Kuchi Kaiai" on the B-side.

"Camp Kuchi Kaiai" was one of two songs Jackson co-wrote with her sister Janet Jackson; the other was "Lovely Is She" on Jackson's previous album. "Camp Kuchi Kaiai" has become well known in the UK's rare groove scene.

Jackson performed "Stay the Night" on the 10 October 1981 episode of "Soul Train".[4]