Stay Awhile (The Bells Song)
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Stay Awhile the Bells Song
"Stay Awhile"
Single by The Bells
from the album Fly, Little White Dove, Fly
"Sing A Song Of Freedom"
Released February 11, 1971
Format Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Genre Soft rock[1]
Length 3:15
Label Polydor
Ken Tobias
Cliff Edwards
The Bells singles chronology
"Fly Little White Dove, Fly"
(1970)
"Stay Awhile"
(1971)
"I Love You Lady Dawn"
(1971)

"Fly Little White Dove, Fly"
(1970)
"Stay Awhile"
(1971)
"I Love You Lady Dawn"
(1971)

"Stay Awhile" is a song written by Ken Tobias, which was an international hit single for The Bells in 1971.

In Canada, the song reached No. 1 on the "RPM 100",[2] No. 1 on RPMs "MOR Playlist",[3] and No. 1 on the CHUM 30 chart.[4] In the United States, the song spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 7,[5] while reaching No. 8 on Billboards Easy Listening chart,[6][7] and No. 4 on the Cash Box Top 100.[8]

Floyd Cramer recorded an instrumental cover of the song, which was released on his 1971 album Class of '71.[9]

In 1972, Ken Tobias released "Stay Awhile" as the lead track on his album Dream #2.[10]

Chart performance

References

  1. ^ Fontenot, Robert. "The 10 Ickiest Soft-Rock Hits of the '70s". About.com. Retrieved 2013. 
  2. ^ "RPM 100", RPM, Volume 15, No. 9, April 17, 1971. Accessed August 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "MOR Playlist", RPM, Volume 15, No. 8, April 10, 1971. Accessed August 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "CHUM 30, Official Issue No. 140, April 10, 1971". CHUM. Archived from the original on November 7, 2006. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ The Bells - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed August 2, 2016.
  6. ^ The Bells - Chart History - Adult Contemporary, Billboard.com. Accessed August 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 40 Easy Listening", Billboard, May 8, 1971. p. 70. Accessed August 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "Cash Box Top 100", Cash Box, May 15, 1971. p. 4. Accessed August 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Class of '71 - Floyd Cramer". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016. 
  10. ^ Ken Tobias - Dream #2 (Album), norwegiancharts.com. Accessed August 2, 2016.
  11. ^ Nimmervoll, Ed. "GO-SET National Top 60", July 17, 1971. Accessed August 2, 2016.
  12. ^ "NZ Listener charts", Flavour of New Zealand. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  13. ^ RPM 100 Top Singles of '71, RPM Weekly. p. 18. Volume 16, No. 20, January 08, 1972. Accessed August 3, 2016.
  14. ^ "Top Records on 1969 (Based on Billboard Charts)", Billboard, December 25, 1971. TA-36. Accessed August 3, 2016.
  15. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Charts Hits of 1971", Cash Box, December 25, 1971. p. 31. Accessed August 3, 2016.



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