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.