The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “stay.”
Another smooth classic came to mind based on this week’s theme, Al Green’s 1972 hit, Let’s Stay Together.
The song spent sixteen weeks on the charts and did reach the top of Billboard’s Hot 100. It also topped the R&B chart for nine weeks. This timeless classic has been covered by several artists including Tina Turner and Maroon 5. It was ranked the 60th greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Let’s Stay Together was selected by the Library of Congress as a 2010 addition to the National Recording Registry, which selects recordings annually that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. The song went on to claim the number-one position on the Billboard Year-End chart as an R&B song for 1972.
The video is a live performance from Al Green. Sorry about the suit. 😀
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Let’s Stay Together
by Al Green
Written by Al Jackson, Jr., Willie Mitchell, and Al Green
I’m, I’m so in love with you
Whatever you want to do
Is alright with me
Cause you make me feel, so brand new
And I want to spend my life with you
Let me say that since, baby, since we’ve been together
Loving you forever is what I need
Oh let me be the one you come running to
I’ll never be untrue
Oh baby let’s, let’s stay together
Lovin’ you whether
Whether times are good or bad, happy or sad, oh yeah
Whether times are good or bad, happy or sad
Why people break up, turn around and make up
I just can’t see, you’d never do that to me, would you baby?
Just being around you is all I see, it’s what I want to do
Let’s, we ought to stay together
Lovin’ you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad
C’mon, let’s, let’s stay together
I’ll keep on lovin’ you whether, whether
Times are, oh times are good or times are bad