Stay with Me (Faces song)

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"Stay with Me"
Stay with Me - Faces.jpg
Single by Faces
from the album A Nod Is As Good As a Wink... to a Blind Horse
  • "You're So Rude" (US)
  • "Debris" (Intl.)
ReleasedDecember 1971
GenreHard rock, Boogie rock
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
Producer(s)Faces, Glyn Johns
Faces singles chronology
"(I Know) I'm Losing You"
"Stay with Me"
"Cindy Incidentally"
Alternative cover
International single sleeve
International single sleeve

"Stay with Me", written by Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood, was first recorded by their band Faces for the 1971 album A Nod Is As Good As a Wink... to a Blind Horse. The song has also appeared on various Faces compilations and on albums by both songwriters. The lyrics describe a woman named Rita with whom the singer proposes a one-night stand, on the condition that she be gone when he wakes up.

"Stay with Me" reached number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and spent two weeks at number 10 on the Cash Box Top 100.[1] The song also reached number 6 in the UK and number 4 in Canada.[2]

Re-recordings and cover versions[edit]

In 1993, Stewart reunited with Wood for MTV Unplugged, recorded a live version of the song, which appears on the 1993 album Unplugged...and Seated (1993).[citation needed]

Def Leppard covered the song on Yeah! "Phil [Collen, guitarist] sang 'Stay with Me'," noted singer Joe Elliott. "It's his best Rod Stewart impression. I played the Fender Rhodes, he got to sing. There was a lot of instrument-swapping going on. Vivian [Campbell, guitarist] played some great Ronnie Wood slide guitar."[3]

In 1994 the Manic Street Preachers played Stay with Me with Bernard Butler live at the Clapham Grand.

The band Train covered the song on their 2004 album Alive at Last.[citation needed]

In 2019, Mary J. Blige covered the song for the soundtrack of The Umbrella Academy.[citation needed]


Chart performance[edit]


  1. ^ a b Cashbox Magazine
  2. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 17, No. 3, March 04 1972". 1 October 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  3. ^ Ling, Dave (July 2006). "The dirt: Joe Elliott". Classic Rock #94. p. 38.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 107. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
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  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Stay with Me". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
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  9. ^ [Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002]
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