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Al Green – Let’s Stay Together – 1971

About The Song

“Let’s Stay Together” is a classic soul song by Al Green, released in 1971 as the title track of his album of the same name. Known for its smooth and romantic sound, the song has become one of Al Green’s signature hits and a timeless representation of soul music.

Five Facts:

  1. Release Year and Album: “Let’s Stay Together” was released in 1971 as the title track of Al Green’s album of the same name. The album also includes other notable tracks like “I Can’t Get Next to You” and “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.”
  2. Chart Success: The song was a major success, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. It also topped the Billboard R&B chart and became one of Al Green’s most commercially successful songs.
  3. Signature Sound: Al Green’s smooth and soulful voice, coupled with the song’s elegant instrumentation, including the distinctive guitar riff, contributed to the creation of a sound that defined the era and has since become iconic in the realm of soul music.
  4. Revival in Pop Culture: “Let’s Stay Together” experienced a revival in popular culture after former U.S. President Barack Obama sang a snippet of the song at a fundraising event in 2012. The video went viral, and the song gained renewed attention.
  5. Cover Versions: The song has been covered by numerous artists over the years, further solidifying its status as a classic. Notable covers include Tina Turner’s rendition and a memorable performance by President Barack Obama during a celebration of Memphis soul music at the White House.



Let’s stay together

I, I’m I’m so in love with you
Whatever you want to do
Is all right 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
Ooh, loving you forever
Is what I need
Let me, be the one you come running to
I’ll never be untrue

Oh baby
Let’s, let’s stay together (‘gether)
Lovin’ you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad
Oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah
Whether times are good or bad, happy or sad

Why, somebody, why people break up?
Oh, then 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
Here’s what I want us do

Let’s, we oughta stay together (‘gether)
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad
Come on
Let’s, woo (let’s stay together) let’s stay together
Loving you whether, whether times are good or bad