Stay with Me (DeBarge song)

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"Stay With Me"
Song by DeBarge from the album In a Special Way
Released September 24, 1983
Recorded 1982-1983
Genre R&B, soul
Length 3:45
Label Gordy
Writer(s) Mark DeBarge, El DeBarge, Etterlene "Bunny" Jordan
Producer(s) El DeBarge

"Stay With Me" is a song by DeBarge, issued on their acclaimed album, In a Special Way.

Song information[edit]

The song was composed in 1982 by siblings El, Marty and Bunny DeBarge. The lyrics describe a young man who wants his lover to stay despite relationship worries.

The original recording featured El DeBarge on lead vocals. The ending refrain, "don't go, don't go/I love you so", would later be resung or sampled in several hip-hop/R&B recordings, while the music's ending keyboard riff (performed by El) would also be sampled.

Hip-hop samples[edit]

Issued on the group's third album, In a Special Way, the song wasn't officially released as a single but it would gain leverage as a sampled single in hip-hop and R&B.