“Stay with Me” is a song by English recording artist Sam Smith from his debut studio album In the Lonely Hour (2014). It was released in the United Kingdom as a digital download on 18 May 2014. “Stay with Me” is a gospel-inspired ballad that details the protagonist pleading with his one-night stand not to leave him. The song was written by Smith, James Napier, and William Phillips, with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne also receiving co-writer credits due to the song’s similarity to Petty’s single “I Won’t Back Down”.
The song has become Smith’s most successful single to date, peaking at number one in the UK Singles Chart (becoming his third chart-topper there, second as a solo artist), topping the charts in Canada and New Zealand, and reached number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It has also reached top 10 status in over twelve countries worldwide. At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, Darkchild’s production of “Stay with Me” won two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.