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Stay with Me (Ironik song)

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Recorded  2006
Length  3:39 (album version)
Genre  R&B, hip hop, grime
Label  Asylum/Warner Music
Released  22 June 2008 (Digital download) 30 June 2008 (Physical)
Format  CD single, maxi single, digital download

"Stay with Me" (Everybody's Free) is the first single from Ironik's debut album No Point in Wasting Tears. The song peaked at #5 on the UK Singles Chart.


Song information

The song was written for his younger sister. There was a message in the lyrics for her. Ironik said "With all these people dying, if anything happens to me, there's a message in it for her." The track was produced by Alex James Sparks and samples lyrics of the song "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)" by Quindon Tarver, From The 20th Century Fox Film Romeo + Juliet which is a cover of the Rozalla hit "Everybody's Free". It also samples the song "Written In The Stars" by Westlife, used as the main melody and for the chorus. It reached a peak position of #5 in the UK Singles Chart and #8 on the Irish Singles Chart. It is featured as one of the tracks on the UK compilation album Now! 70. The single was released in both a one-track version and an enhanced 6-track CD, with 5 remixes of the song as well as the radio edit.

An acoustic version of the song was performed for Live Lounge on BBC Radio 1 and appears on the compilation Radio 1's Live Lounge - Volume 3.

Music video

The video features Ironik in different scenes through London where bad events have happened. The main being his girlfriend who is in hospital and him visiting her. He later visits her and sees her bed is empty. Fearing the worst he turns to see her standing behind him in good health. He is also seen in a church.

Track listing

UK CD single
  1. "Stay with Me (Everybody's Free)" (Original Version)
UK Maxi-single
  1. "Stay with Me (Everybody's Free)" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Stay with Me" (Wiley/Chipmunk Remix)
  3. "Stay with Me" (Agent X Remix) (Ironik/Chipmunk)
  4. "Stay with Me" (Niteryders Remix)
  5. "Stay with Me" (Rolla Remix)
  6. "Stay with Me" (MySparks Edit)

Chart performance

The single was released on 23 June 2008 for download and it entered the UK Singles Chart at #13 before climbing to #6 the week of its physical release. A week later the song rose to its peak position of #5 in the chart on 13 July 2008. On 20 July it fell to #8 where it remained for two weeks.

In Ireland the song reached its peak of #10 in its first week (12 July 2008) and then fell one place to #11 the next week. Later it peaked at number 8.

Sales and certifications


Stay with Me (Ironik song) Wikipedia

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