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" (U.S.)

"Debris" (Intl.)
Released December 1971
Format 7"
Genre Boogie rock, rock and roll, glam rock, hard rock, blues rock[citation needed]
Length 4:37
Label Warner Bros. Records
Writer(s) Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood
Producer(s) Faces and Glyn Johns
Faces singles chronology
"(I Know) I'm Losing You"
"Stay with Me"
"Cindy Incidentally"
Alternative cover
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 "red lips, hair and fingernails" he "found... down on the floor"; the singer proposes a one-night stand on the condition that she must be gone when he wakes up.

"Stay with Me" reached number 17 on the U.S. 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]

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



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  2. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 17, No. 3, March 04 1972". 1 October 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  3. ^ [Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002]
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 300. ISBN 0-89820-142-X. 

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