Why Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs made music history in 1960 with their hit “Stay”

The 1960’s classic reached No.1 on the Hot 100

Why Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs made music history in 1960 with their hit “Stay”

On October 2nd, 1960 Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs made history in music when their Doo-Wop song “Stay”, written by Maurice Williams, reached No.1 on the Hot 100. “Stay” it’s to this day the shortest song to reach No.1 with a total running time of 01:36. This was the band’s biggest hit, often regarded as a 1960’s classic, had a resurgence in 1987 when it was included on the soundtrack of the movie “Dirty Dancing”. By 1990, it had sold more than 8 million copies.

Watch Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs performing “Stay” on The Village Square, 1968

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