Oh, won’t you stay

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

November 16

Stay1960: The #1 song in the U.S. is Stay by Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs. At 1:37, it is the shortest #1 Billboard Hot 100 single ever. Written by Williams in 1959, it is recorded in a quonset hut on Shakespeare Road in Columbia, South Carolina, Williams’ home state. Stay will be covered by The Hollies, giving that group its first Top 10 single. The Hollies version peaks at #8 in January 1964. Stay also is covered by the Four Seasons in 1964 and Jackson Browne in 1978. Here’s the original and the covers:


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