[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]
Al Green — Let's Stay Together
Album: Let's Stay Together
Avg rating:
8.4

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1332









Released: 1974
Length: 3:12
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I, I'm so in love with you
Whatever you want to do is all right with me
'Cause you make me feel so brand new
And I want to spend my life with you

Let me say, since (baby)
Since we've been together
Loving you forever is what I need
Let me be the one you come running to
I'll never be untrue

Ooh baby, let's, let's stay together
Loving you whether
Whether times are good or bad
Happy or sad

Ooh, yeah
Whether times are good or bad
Happy or sad

Why, somebody, why people break up
And turn around and make up
I just can't deceive
You'd never do that to me, would you baby?
Staying being around you is all I see

Here's what I want us to do
Let's, we ought to stay together
Loving you whether
Whether times are good or bad
Happy or sad

Come on, let's, let's stay together
Loving you whether
Whether times are good or bad
Happy or sad
Comments (90)add comment
I love singing the "would you baby?" line with Al.
One of the bester ever tune imho
Al Green - "Let's stay Together" - still brilliant after all these years.
Tony Jory, Somerset, England.
 fogmoose wrote:
Does anybody else always picture the back of  Marcellus Wallace's head when they hear this song? LOL Reverend Al 4-evah!!
 

Fortunately I was familiar with this song before that director started making his "movies".
Surprised that I haven't yet commented on this 10-rate of a tune.  And part of the soundtrack of one of my favorite films, the first and only time I've seen a movie alone in a theater...and that was what...23 years ago...gawdam!
Long Live RP!!
the wife n me are jigginn and singin away to this
Loving it!
Ahhhh....this song is like a soothing balm for a troubled heart. {#Roflol}
{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}
{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}
{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}
{#Sunny}
 fogmoose wrote:
Does anybody else always picture the back of  Marcellus Wallace's head when they hear this song? LOL Reverend Al 4-evah!!

 
Totally. 
We be slow dancin' in the kitchen!
Does anybody else always picture the back of  Marcellus Wallace's head when they hear this song? LOL Reverend Al 4-evah!!
So much better than Skynet's on-hold music.
 DocStrangelove wrote:
AWESOME

 
LOVE      SOUL     : )
I LOVE completely different.  Thank you, Bill.  This is timeless.
 nomnol wrote:

Whether times are good or bad, happy or sad. Let it go benhardt57. 

 
Good advise. It would be a lot easier though, if he would go away.
 benhardt57 wrote:

I used to love this song. But two a55holes ruined it for me. (If we're gonna get political)

 
Whether times are good or bad, happy or sad. Let it go benhardt57. 
Just got off the phone with the person who I share a life with, and this song comes on,,, makes me want to call her back and say how lucky I am,,,,,,,
 LowPhreak wrote:

Or how about, "Let's stay together...as long as you're a trophy model useless airhead chick that's in it for the money (glorified call girl) with a man that no normal woman would be caught dead with."

 
I used to love this song. But two a55holes ruined it for me. (If we're gonna get political)
AWESOME
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Trump's version; "Let's stay together . . . as long as you're white, and Christian, and straight, and born in the US".

 
Or how about, "Let's stay together...as long as you're a trophy model useless airhead chick that's in it for the money (glorified call girl) with a man that no normal woman would be caught dead with."
Silky smooth and sets the mood. That is one groovy jacket as well.
might be my first post here on RP    : )

hayduke2 wrote:
I've loved this song from the very first time hearing it, so super lovely cool!



 
I'd be doing my grade school homework with a desk top am radio on, and this Al Green masterpiece froze me every time, it was the sound of calm sincerity that I really never heard anywhere else (back in the 70's)       still love it
 LPCity wrote:
First dance at my second wedding!
 
Optimistic fire is a bitch to quench.
The Pinnacle. Sadly, these singers seem to no longer exist. In their wake, lies only detritus. 
Pure bliss. A 10.

{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Drummer}{#Dance}
 jimmunn wrote:
It just doesn't get any better than this. Song, singer, musicians, recording.... nothing better   {#Dancingbanana}          

 
Can I join in? {#Dancingbanana_2}
Yes!  The Reverend Al Green...  This track is a ten in my book.
Realized I was chair dancing to this great song.
I will always upvote this track... ...Whether times are good, Or bad, Or they're happy, Or sad... ;-)
 lemmoth wrote:
Let's hear Obama's version

 
Buzzkill.
meat whistle tune up
{#Daisy}oh so much love - it's yummy. 
 {#Kiss}Chandra wrote:
This one had the whole office singing. Awesome.

 


This one had the whole office singing. Awesome.
It just doesn't get any better than this. Song, singer, musicians, recording.... nothing better   {#Dancingbanana}
Let's hear Obama's version
special
in a class by himself 
{#Sunny}Wonderful
Beautiful song, so beautiful. Thank you Al Green
Loved Tina's comeback version but this original is sublime
 
If I had to make a complaint about RP it'd be that there is way to little soul/funk played. 
It's a very very small percent. 
 expertTexpert wrote:
Elegant, simple, timeless

 
Great lyrics, lovely vibe!  {#Hearteyes}
 Proclivities wrote:

3:16 - roughly standard time for a Top 40 song of any era, but longer than the 90 seconds you allege.

 
IIRC the limit to the length of a song you could cut to a 45rpm single was 4 minutes or so, thus the song length was to a great extent determined by the single format.
 tonispizzeria wrote:
11 Punkte unn e Sternche für de Al , ich möchte nicht wissen wieviele Kinder bei dem Lied gezeugt wurden . {#Kiss}

 
Well, hope all these children are now happily dancing to the tune ... again {#Cheers}
11 Punkte unn e Sternche für de Al , ich möchte nicht wissen wieviele Kinder bei dem Lied gezeugt wurden . {#Kiss}
 dragon1952 wrote:
Typical 70's top 40 song....a minute 30 seconds long :^ /

 
3:16 - roughly standard time for a Top 40 song of any era, but longer than the 90 seconds you allege.
Wonderful Theme song
Typical 70's top 40 song....a minute 30 seconds long :^ /
 expertTexpert wrote:
Elegant, simple, timeless

 
Sums it up perfectly
 aeknust wrote:
first dance at my wedding!
 
First dance at my second wedding!
 MiracleDrug wrote:


his version of

The Internationale


is even BETTER!!!

 
If Obama's a Socialist, then Verne Troyer is Shaquille O'Neal. 
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this Green song...
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
Yes, thanks to President Obama for renewing my interest in Al Green's music and for helping me to restore my faith in humanity which thank goodness he seems to have a bunch of compared to all the Tea Party fascists who just want the poor people of this world to just die and go away and quit bothering them with their minor details, like being homeless and jobless. Obama in 2012, for sure.

 
Looks like somebody had a big quaff of kool-aid.

Funny, I don't trust any of them.

Great tune from Rev AL though!


Elegant, simple, timeless
 WonderLizard wrote:
I liked him better before he went over to God.
 
Agree!
Sublime
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
Yes, thanks to President Obama for renewing my interest in Al Green's music and for helping me to restore my faith in humanity which thank goodness he seems to have a bunch of compared to all the Tea Party fascists who just want the poor people of this world to just die and go away and quit bothering them with their minor details, like being homeless and jobless. Obama in 2012, for sure.

 

Did you take a breath while writing this?
I'd be doing my grade school homework with a desk top am radio on, and this Al Green masterpiece froze me every time, it was the sound of calm sincerity that I really never heard anywhere else (back in the 70's)       still love it
I liked him better before he went over to God.
 Catecaneverall wrote:
I love Al Green - my office is dancing :)

 
..... my whole road are out in the street dancing - 10
I love Al Green - my office is dancing :)
 Poacher wrote:
Late 17s and I was a dj and this was one of those great records to have your audience smooching on the floor. Remember that? When slow tracks came on and people danced together? 

Happy days. 
 
Oh yesssssssss {#Yes}
Divine!
doesn't get any better than this!
Late 17s and I was a dj and this was one of those great records to have your audience smooching on the floor. Remember that? When slow tracks came on and people danced together? 

Happy days. 
Sadly, the Lay's Potato Chip advert has ruined this song for me. Not that it was on my favorites list anyway. Guess I can't begrudge him making a few bucks. And the advert worked - I remember the association and the product. Though I don't like potato chips. How's that for pointless blather?
He's had a lot of good songs.  Great voice.
 I think I am going to puke....now back to the great music and my lovely tea party.  One lump or two?

Kokoloco53 wrote:
Yes, thanks to President Obama for renewing my interest in Al Green's music and for helping me to restore my faith in humanity which thank goodness he seems to have a bunch of compared to all the Tea Party fascists who just want the poor people of this world to just die and go away and quit bothering them with their minor details, like being homeless and jobless. Obama in 2012, for sure.
 

Great old soul song that has stood the test of time. Too bad so many have to relate it to politics now, just because the President sang two lines of it (in Mr. Green's presence).
I've loved this song from the very first time hearing it, so super lovely cool!




This is very cool...

 
 jim1964 wrote:
...sing it, Mr. President.
 

his version of

The Internationale


is even BETTER!!!
Yes, thanks to President Obama for renewing my interest in Al Green's music and for helping me to restore my faith in humanity which thank goodness he seems to have a bunch of compared to all the Tea Party fascists who just want the poor people of this world to just die and go away and quit bothering them with their minor details, like being homeless and jobless. Obama in 2012, for sure.
Can not be improved (in a good way). Therefore: 10.
 MiracleDrug wrote:

12

period.

 
Yup!

12

period.


Los Lobos - Shoot Out the Lights
Richard Thompson - I Misunderstood
Al Green - Let's Stay Together

The break up set.
Used to really dig this. Not now - ruined by the latest cover on the news.{#Lol}
...sing it, Mr. President.
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10! 10! 10!
Barack had it going pretty good. But, Al Green is still better.
Let's get the President's cover version up on the LRC {#Yes}
Is this the Obama version or...  oh, wait... never mind. 
So did this make it back in the rotation because of a recent campaign event? :o)
This song sends chills up and down my spine.
first dance at my wedding!
Favorite all time sing along music.