” Stay With Me ” is by Sam Smith, the British singer. Written by Sam Smith, James Napier, William Phillips, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne.
Sam had to put Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne as co-songwriters for the track due to similarities to the Tom Petty song ” I Won’t Back Down “.
The song was produced by Jimmy Napes, Steve Fitzmaurice and Rodney Jerkins for Sam’s debut album, In The Lonely Hour, released in 2014.
Sam Smith, James Napier and William Phillips wrote ” Stay With Me ” in under an hour in a studio in Old Street East London in the United Kingdom.
Music critics mostly liked the song and gave positive reviews. Amy Davidson from Digital Spy commented that ” Stay With Me ” was an ” emotional crescendo”, while critic Sarah Milton called the song ” electrifying with its blunt honesty and exquisite gospel influence. ”
Along with the music critics the record buying public also liked the song. Sam topped the charts in both Canada and New Zealand. In the United States, the song reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song was to reach the Top Ten in twelve countries worldwide. In the United Kingdom, ” Stay With Me ” entered the UK Singles Chart and climbed to reach Number One, making it his third chart-topper in the country and his second as a solo artist.
The song spent nine weeks in the Top Ten and a total of seventy-three weeks on the chart.
” Stay With Me ” went on to win Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards.
In Sam’s acceptance speech he said ” I want to thank the man who this record is about who I fell in love with last year. Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys. ”
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 2
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 5, Austria (Austria Top 40) 3, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 8, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 3, Brazil (Billboard Brasil Hot 100) 46, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 1, Croatia (Croatian Airplay Radio Chart) 1, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 32, Denmark (Tracklisten) 3, Euro Digital Songs (Billboard) 1, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 14, France (SNEP) 6, Germany (Official German Charts) 11, Greece Digital Songs (Billboard) 9, Hungary (Single Top 40) 33, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Israel (Media Forest) 1, Italy (FIMI) 6, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 5, Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard) 5, Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard) 17, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 2, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 3, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 1, Portugal Digital Songs (Billboard) 5, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 4, South Africa (EMA) 1, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 3, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 4, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 6
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