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Stay The Night (1981)

“Stay The Night” was the first single to be lifted from La Toya’s second LP, “My Special Love.” The track was written by Billy Ocean and Ken Gold and originally released as a single by Ocean the year before.

La Toya’s version quickly climbed Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, peaking at #31. Its b-side, “Camp Kuchi Kaiai,” was co-written by La Toya and Janet Jackson and has become an underground classic in the rare groove scene in the UK.

The song was performed on the October 10, 1981 episode of Soul Train.

Lyrics:

Give love to me as sweet as apple pie
Get next to me, we’ll reach the highest high
Why can’t you see it could be ecstasy
You and I, you and I, you and I, you and I

Turn on the lights, we’ll party way down low
No need to fight, we’ll take it nice and slow
Baby tonight, we’re gonna let it go
Do you know, do you know, do you know, do you know

Stay the night, I’m a woman, you’re a man
Stay the night, we can do what nature planned
Stay the night, stay the night, stay the night

We’re all alone, there’s only you and I
Pull out the phone, we’ll kiss the world goodbye
We’ll stay at home and make it on our own
You and I, you and I, you and I, you and I

Turn on the lights, we’ll party way down low
No need to fight, we’ll make it nice and slow
Baby tonight, we’re gonna let it go
Do you know, do you know, do you know, do you know

Stay the night, I’m a woman, you’re a man
Stay the night, we can do what nature planned
Stay the night, stay the night, stay the night

Be with me, stay the night
I want to make it right, you see
Let me show you now

Be with me, stay the night
I want to make it right, you see
Let me show you now

Be with me, stay the night
I want to make it right, you see
Let me show you now

Stay the night, I’m a woman, you’re a man
Stay the night, we can do what nature planned
Stay the night, stay the night, stay the night

Stay the night, stay the night…

Why don’t you stay

Why don’t you make it right

Stay the night, stay the night, stay the night, stay the night

Songwriters: Ken Gold, Billy Ocean
Producer: Ollie E. Brown