One of the best parts about watching a movie is the music in the background. It can set the tone, make your mood change, and help a scene feel much more realistic. Soundtracks also can skyrocket songs to the top of the charts.
“Stay” by Maurice Williams and the Zodiac’s is one of those tunes. It was in films like American Graffiti and the iconic movie, Dirty Dancing. The song was initially released in 1960 and quickly shot up to the top of the charts.
Fun fact: “Stay,” at just two minutes long, is the shortest song to make it to the top spot on the charts. While the recorded version of the groovy song is excellent, when Maurice Williams and the Zodiac’s perform it live, it’s even better.
A 1960 performance on The Village Square in Charleston, South Carolina, shows just how fantastic the talented musicians were. The flawless, soulful vocals, matched with their radiate harmonies make for one timeless tune.