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"Please Stay" (also known as "(Don't Go) Please Stay") is an early hit of The Drifters featuring the new lead singer Rudy Lewis, who replaced Ben E. King. It is one of songwriter Burt Bacharach's early pop hits, featuring Dionne Warwick's sister Dee Dee Warwick and Doris Troy on background vocals.

The song was covered by The Cryin' Shames (1966, UK #26), Lulu (Melody Fair album, 1970), The Bay City Rollers (1974), Elvis Costello on Kojak Variety (1995), Marc Almond (2001) andZoot Money, who also changed the lyrics.

Peter Kember recorded the song with his band Spectrum, released on the 1992 EP True Love Will Find You in the End.[1]

"Please Stay" was covered by Welsh singer Duffy[2] for the deluxe edition her debut album, Rockferry, adapting The Cryin' Shames' arrangement.

Westlife version[edit]Edit

"Please Stay"
Song by Westlife from the album Gravity (Japan Bonus Track)
Released December 22, 2010
Format Digital Download
Genre Pop
Length 3:43
Label SycoSonyRCA
Writer Burt BacharachBob Hilliard
Producer John Shanks

Nicky Byrne from Irish pop group Westlife revealed on his Twitter page that the band had recorded a cover of the song in memory of Byrne's late father as the B-side for their single, "Safe". Later, a preview of the recorded song was played on Byrne's radio show he guested. Also, Westlife performed the whole song on their exclusive acoustic gig in O2 Arena DublinIreland in August 2010.

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