BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #267: “LET’S STAY TOGETHER”- AL GREEN – FEBRUARY 12, 1972

Al Green - Let's Stay Together / Tomorrow's Dream (1971, Vinyl ...

Billboard #1 Hits: #267: “Let’s Stay Together”- Al Green. February 12, 1972. #1 for 1 week on Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Let’s Stay Together”- Al Green
  • Record Company- Hi
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Al Jackson Jr, Kieran Lenssen.
  • Time: 3:18
  • B-side:”Tomorrow’s Dream”
  • Album- Let’s Stay Together
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #7 on UK Single Chart.

Al Green had 13 Top 40 hits 1971-76- with ‘Let’s Stay Together” being his only #1 hit- Green wrote the lyrics to the song. He wrote the lyrics in 5 minutes. Green didn’t want to record it and argued about it with Willie Mitchell for a couple days before finally giving in. It took about 100 takes of the song before Green was happy with what he heard. Rolling Stone ranked it at #60 in their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list. When I hear the song- I think of it on the soundtrack of Pulp Fiction.

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