Stay (Eternal song)

Single by Eternal
from the album Always & Forever
B-side "Don't Say Goodbye"
Released 20 September 1993
Format CD single, 7" vinyl
Recorded 1993
Sarm Studios
(London, England)
Genre New jack swing[1]
Length 3:50
Label EMI
Writer(s) Mark Stevens, Bobby Khozouri
Producer(s) Nigel Lowis
Eternal singles chronology
"Save Our Love"
Always & Forever track listing
Alternative cover
Japanese CD cover

"Stay" is the debut single by British girl group Eternal. It released on 20 September 1993 as the lead single from their debut album Always & Forever (1993). The single entered at number 16 on 26 September 1993 on the UK Singles Chart, eventually peaking at number four on 17 October 1993. The single was also a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 19 on 12 March 1994, their only single to reach the top 40.[2] An earlier version of the song, which was written by Bob Khozouri and Mark Stevens, was recorded by Glenn Jones and released in 1990.

Music video

The music video for "Stay" was filmed in New York City, and features the girls in colorful backdrops while doing dance moves. The video became a staple on the American cable network BET's Video Soul in early 1994.

Track listing

# Title Time
1. "Stay" [7" Mix] 3:50
2. "Stay" [12" Mix] 4:51
3. "Stay" [Original Mix] 5:00
4. "Don't Say Goodbye" 4:16
7" Vinyl (UK) EM283
A. "Stay" 3:50
B. "Don't Say Goodbye" 4:16
CD (US) E2-58113
1. "Stay" 3:50
2. "Stay" [Extended Mix Radio Edit] 3:43
3. "Stay" [Extended Mix] 4:53
4. "Stay" [Club Mix] 4:36
5. "Stay" [Eternal Mix] 4:36
CD (Japan) TODP-2447
1. "Stay" [7" Mix] 3:57
2. "Stay" [Extended Mix Radio Edit] 3:43


Peak positions

Country Position
ARIA Charts 3[3]
France Singles Chart 17[4]
Irish Singles Chart 19[5]
New Zealand Singles Chart 11[6]
UK Singles Chart 4[7]
US Billboard Hot 100 19[8]
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 11[9]
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 13[10]
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 12[11]
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi Single Sales 33[12]
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 9[13]

End-of-year charts

1994 Position
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 80


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