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

"Stay With Me"
Song by DeBarge
from the album In a Special Way
ReleasedSeptember 24, 1983
Songwriter(s)Mark DeBarge, El DeBarge, Etterlene "Bunny" Jordan
Producer(s)El DeBarge

Song informationEdit

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 samplesEdit

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, R&B and pop.