The Hollies


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A big hit for the U.S. band the Zodiacs, "Stay" was written by R&B legend Maurice Williams. Songs like this were prime selections on the repertoires of British Invasion bands -- the Hollies made it a part of their early sets, and it was a natural for their first recording sessions. Delivered in the tried and true British Invasion "bash 'em up" style, this version reveals all of the rock & roll ecstasy that made them legendary in their hometown of Manchester, England. Somewhat sloppy in terms of performance, there is a certain "garage" charm and energy to this reading, and it also gives the group a chance to show off their still-developing but already powerful three-part harmony vocal prowess.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Here I Go Again 1964 Sundazed 2:08
Stay with the Hollies 1964 Beat Goes On 2:14
20 Golden Greats 1978 EMI Music Distribution 2:13
No Image 1992 EMI Music Distribution
Air That I Breathe: The Very Best of EMI Classics 1993 EMI Music Distribution / EMI Classics 2:12
30th Anniversary Collection 1963-1993 1993 EMI Music Distribution 2:11
1963: 20 Original Chart Hits 1997 A Time To Remember 2:13
At Abbey Road 1963-1966 1997 EMI Music Distribution 2:13
Original Gold [CD 1] 1998 Disky 2:14
Essential Collection 1999 EMI Music Distribution 2:12
Best of the 60's 2000 Simply The Best (Netherlands) 2:13
At Abbey Road 1963-1966/At Abbey Road 1966-1970/At Abbey Road 1973-1989 2000 EMI Music Distribution 2:13
Original Gold [2 Disc] 2000 Disky 2:14
No Image 2000
Various Artists
Disky 2:13
Centenary Collection: The Best of the Hollies 2001 EMI Music Distribution 2:11
Complete Collection 2001
Various Artists
Disky 2:12
Greatest Hits 2003 Capitol / EMI Records 2:13
The Long Road Home: 1963-2003 2003 EMI-Capitol Entertainment Prop. / EMI Music Distribution 2:12
A's, B's & EP's 2004 EMI Music Distribution 2:14
Stay with the Hollies/In the Hollies Style 2004 EMI 2:16
Greatest Hits of the 60's 2006
Various Artists
Disky 2:12
On a Carousel, 1963-1974: The Ultimate Hollies 2006 Raven 2:12
This Is 1963 2008
Various Artists
EMD Int'l 2:13
Midas Touch: Very Best of the Hollies 2010 Parlophone / Warner Music 2:12
Original Hits: 60s Pop 2010
Various Artists
EMI / EMI Music Distribution 2:12
The Clarke, Hicks & Nash Years: The Complete Hollies (April 1963-October 1968) 2011 EMI 2:13
50 at Fifty 2014 Atlantic / Elektra / Parlophone / Rhino / Warner Music 2:13
10 Greatest Hits EMI Music Distribution / Parlophone 2:14
No Image Parlophone
28 A's and B's EMI Music Distribution / Parlophone 2:14
Essential Parlophone / Warner Music 2:10
The Albums Collection EMI Music Distribution / Parlophone 2:16