Shakespeare’s Sister-Stay

Posted on October 31, 2010

OK I know it’s probably not considered cool but I was watching the X Factor last night and Cher performed a song called Stay which I could not for the life of me remember who had done the original version. I was coming up with all sorts of names, Scissor Sisters, Twisted Sister and then in the end I had to give up and search for it on YouTube. Two reasons really, first I wanted to know who the hell had done it and secondly I really like the record and incidentally thought Cher’s cover was pretty damn good, she has turned me into a fan anyway.

So the answer to the first question is that it was Shakespeare’s Sister and unlike I thought the record is called ‘Stay’ not ‘Stay with Me’ as I had originally thought. It was released in 1992 and was the UK number 1 for 8 weeks, which is up there amongst the UK’s longest running number 1 hits. It also made number 4 in the States which as we all know is pretty good for a record coming from a UK band; especially an all female one.

Shakesphere’s Sister the band was made up of Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit. It was Marcella Detroit who did the lead vocals on this track which was a little unusual. The video for the song won a Brit Award for best video in 1993, so all in all it has pretty good pedigree and was a great choice for a talent show.

The album The Best of Shakespear’s Sister lists the track from the video at number 7 on the play list.

The Best of Shakespears Sister

1. You’re History
2. Heroine
3. Break My Heart (You Really)
4. Dirty Mind
5. Waiting Listen
6. Goodbye Cruel World
7. Stay
8. I Don’t Care
9. Hello (Turn Your Radio On)
10. I Can Drive
11. Excuse Me John
12. Can U Wait That Long?
13. Do I Scare You?
14. White Rabbit [Droyds Mix]
15. Was It Something I Said?