"Stay" is a song by UK-based pop act Shakespears Sister, released by London Records in January 1992 as the second single from their album Hormonally Yours. “We would get together and talk about what we wanted and what inspired the songs – Sophie used Siobhan and I’s relationship as the inspiration for the videos.” The song was written by Shakespears Sister members, Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit along with ex-Eurythmics member, David A. Stewart. This "stayed" at #1 in the UK for eight weeks. Siobhan Fahey Photos Photos - Group Bananarama : Siobhan Fahey, Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward pose after have performed at the end of the Sonia Rykiel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2018/2019 on March 3, 2018 in Paris, France. Fahey joined the other original members of Bananarama for a 2017 UK Tour, and later in 2018, a North Americ… Siobhan Máire Deirdre Fahey is an Irish singer and musician, whose vocal range is a light contralto. The video for Stay was one of the most memorable of the 1990s At the 1993 Brit Awards "Stay" won the award for British Video of the Year. Dec 6, 2015 - Best Female duo ever - Pity they didn't 'Stay' together . ‘Stay’ by Shakespeare’s Sister was oddly never censored in backwards-as-fuck Ireland, even in the wake of its banning in Germany. Alan from Singapore, Singapore Siobhan Fahey was a member of the popular 80's girl group Bananarama. Wang Chung's '80s classic "Dance Hall Days" is about how things can start simple but end up complex. The video starts with a view of a calm night sky wherein a shooting star passes over a full moon and the song begins. [22] ", More songs with videos directed by Sophie Muller, David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Truth Is Out There: A History of Alien Songs. "[7] Tom Ewing from Freaky Trigger noted "the teetering, cracking soprano" of Detroit's lead vocal, and Fahey's "growled and throaty intervention" on the bridge. This won the 1993 BRIT Award for Best Video. "Kashmir" is the only Led Zeppelin song to use outside musicians, as it needed strings and horns. Unchained Melody. It was announced over the PA system that he was suffering from "Double Vision.". That musical alchemy clearly worked and their second album, 1992’s Hormonally Yours went on to spend 55 weeks on the charts, gaining Double Platinum status along the way. Siobhan Fahey was the Irish band founder, who echoed her disgruntled Angel Of Death character from the music video when she publicly fired her bandmate at the Ivor Novello Awards a few months later. 41. “I was a bit gutted, because I felt it didn’t sound like the rest of the album. Foreigner got the title for "Double Vision" after watching a hockey game where goalie John Davidson got a concussion. It is the duo's first and only number-one single in numerous territories, including the UK, where it topped the UK Singles Chart for eight consecutive weeks and was the fourth-biggest-selling single of 1992. She was a founding member of the 1980s British/Irish girl group Bananarama, who had several top 10 hits including the US number one hit single "Venus". Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova starred in the movie Once, which featured their song "Falling Slowly." The song originally sold 490,000 copies in the UK by the end of 1992 which was a year that saw low single sales, as of February 2012 it had sold over 600,000 copies[2] (the threshold for a Platinum certification in the UK). Marcella Detroit was the American who took Shakespears Sister to No. [19] The video featured Detroit and Fahey fighting over a comatose man (played by Dave Evans, former boyfriend of Fahey's Bananarama bandmate Keren Woodward).[20]. The duo of Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit brought together influences as divergent as reggae, pop, punk and soul to create their own unique sound. A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs. Hero. It was also #1 in Ireland, where Fahey is from. Just try to ignore former Bananarama B-girl Siobhan Fahey, as she growls like a master berating her slave". "Hormonally Yours' finds right chemistry". [21] As of February 2021, the official video has amassed over 20 million views on YouTube after three years of it being uploaded. "[12] They also added in their review of the song that "after a slow start backed by minimal arrangements, this serious ballad slowly acquires some bite. "[9] Another editor wrote that "this female duo gives a once-in-a-lifetime performance of a moody and deliberate song about staying power in a relationship. Siobhan Fahey, Soundtrack: Strange Days. "Stay" is a song by UK-based pop act Shakespears Sister, released by London Records in January 1992 as the second single from their album Hormonally Yours. The piano, synth and bass guitar were performed by Ian Maidman, and the drums by Steve Ferrera, both musicians whose contributions featured throughout the 'Hormonally Yours' album. Shakespears Sister – Ride Again Tour Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Monday 11th November 2019. Siobhan is married to Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame. ... As for Shakespears Sister, "Stay" was the only single I bought of theirs even though I much preferred "Goodbye Cruel World" from the same album (and "The Trouble With Andre" which wasn't released asa single). Marcella Detroit does the role of the lover, and Siobhan Fahey that of Death. Bob Dylan liked the song and movie so much he gave them an opening slot on his tour. Detroit tries her best to wake the man up, while Death slowly makes her way down the stairs to claim his soul. It was originally recorded by the country group Asleep At The Wheel, but Brooks & Dunn did it themselves when it got its own line dance. He also added that "obviously, the switched-dynamics form of the song matches its content: a tale of two worlds, the singer's and the subject's, and the relationship between them. Lyrics. 4 on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart. "[8], Dave Sholin from Gavin Report stated, "This haunting ballad proves they haven't changed course as they deliver a melody that has true staying power. "[13] Imran Khan from PopMatters called it a "weird sci-fi ballad of gothic-gospel electronica". In some rare versions the beginning quotes a variation of the opening of William Shakespeare's Macbeth: The original quote of the play ("When shall we three meet again") is changed to "When shall we two meet again", referring to the story told in the video. Into My Arms. Writer(s): Marcella Levy, Siobhan Maire Deirdre Fahey, Jean Guiot. The video was banned in Germany after critics deemed it "too frightening" to viewers. AZLyrics. The video won Best Video at the 1993 Music Week Awards and Brit Awards, and was the subject of a spoof by comedians French & Saunders. He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists. Pop and alternative rock outfit formed by former Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey. Detroit was sacked from the band in 1993, and Fahey … [18], British director Sophie Muller directed the promo video for the single, the concept of which was inspired by the film Cat-Women of the Moon. Siobhan Fahey 09/09: Some exciting news… presenting our Shakespears Sister ‘Our History’ boxset! The Stay video is recreated on a pool table with drag queen Morgan McMichaels playing Siobhan. The video was featured in the Top 100 Music Videos of all time by Channel 4. She later formed the Brit Award and Ivor Novello Award-winning musical act Shakespears Sister, who had a UK number one hit with the 1992 single "Stay". It was rumored that she had to wait on the set for 12 hours before filming her part and killed the time by drinking vodka, which made it hard for her to balance. Marcella Detroit … The first half is Marcie's reverent and angelic sounding voice, then out of the blue, comes the industrial clammer of heavy percussion and Siobhan's rough-edged bridge. The song received favorable reviews from most music critics. Siobhan Fahey was born on September 10, 1958 in Dublin, Ireland as Siobhan Máire Deirdre Fahey. Siobhan Fahey established her credentials as a songwriter during her nine years with Bananarama, during which she co-wrote many of its hits, such as ‘Robert de Niro’s Waiting’, ‘I Heard a Rumour’, ‘Love in the First Degree’ and ‘Cruel Summer’. [17] In his review of Singles Party, Christopher Smith from TalkAboutPopMusic described it as "haunting" and "epic". Detroit is seen tending to her lover, played by Evans, who is in a coma and on the verge of death, while singing to him not to leave her. Following this, the original version re-entered the UK, Ireland and the European Hot 100 Singles charts. Official Music Video. "Stay" is the only Shakespears Sister song that features Siobhan Fahey less prominently on vocals than Marcella Detroit, with Detroit singing the verses and lead chorus and Fahey singing the bridge. Stay ’s success was massively helped by the video and indeed the whole look of the Hormonally Yours campaign, which was created by Sophie Muller. The single is written by Siobhan Fahey, Marcella Detroit, and Dave Stewart (under the pseudonym "Jean Guiot"), and became a global hit. Shakespears Sister are set to reunite, 27 years after they dominated the charts with Stay. Detroit sings in whistle register before the last chorus of the song, going up to a high F (F6). After starting as a solo project, Marcella Detroit was brought on in 1989. She dances around in front of a bright light whilst mocking Detroit that she cannot save her lover and the best she can hope for is to return safely to her own world. First you "take your baby by the hand," but by the end she has an amethyst in her mouth. Siobhan Fahey, playing the angel of death, comes to take him away, but walks down the steps awkwardly. (19 February 1992). "Stay" also reached No. Trivia. 43. Tensions were already running high between Siobhan Fahey and Marcella at the time this video was shot, it eventually led to their demise. One is claustrophobic, intense, something to escape: the other reached by risky passage, but where safety is hardly guaranteed and worse terrors may lurk. The two women begin fighting over the man, making it literally and figuratively a fight between life (Detroit) and death (Fahey). Stay with me Submit Corrections. It was a transatlantic hit as well, reaching No. Shortly after that night, Siobhan Fahey walked out on her bandmates Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward, calling time on almost 10 years of pop history. This "stayed" at #1 in the UK for eight weeks. obtained in london in person at a music venue 2019. not a copy. When she left, Jacqui O' Sullivan took her place. Always On My Mind. "[5] Cashbox said it's "almost like two separate songs, representing the different influences the pair bring to their music. 42. ^ Shipments figures based on certification alone. "Stay" returned to the UK singles chart in November 2010 after, When asked by the BBC if there were any songs she can't listen to because of unpleasant memories, Fahey replied: "'Stay.' "[11] Music & Media commented that "Detroit's vibrato gives the tune the ethereal ambiance of classic Marianne Faithfull material. In 1987, Fahey married Stewart, a partnership that opened up new horizons in LA, where Siobhan still keeps a house to stay close to her sons, who live there. 1 for eight weeks with her stunning lead vocals on Stay. "[6] Daily Vault's Michael R. Smith called it a "masterpiece" and wrote that the song managed to "show the world just what could be done to an otherwise mundane and ordinary ballad. Campbell, Chuck. Louder than War’s Martin Mathews was present to see Siobhan Fahey heal her decades long rift with her former Bananarama bandmates on their 2017 tour, but never did it seem imaginable that she would go on to do the same with Shakespears Sister Marcella Detroit in 2019. The only difference to the story is that this time the … She began Shakespears Sister as a solo project in 1988. The single is written by Siobhan Fahey, Marcella Detroit and Dave Stewart, and became a global hit. This was Shakespears Sister's only hit in the US, although they had two albums and a large number of other singles before and after this. “Shakespears Sister started to go wrong around the time of Stay being selected as a single,” Siobhan admits. "DUO'S ATTITUDE GIVES SONGS FIERCE TEETH". At the bridge of the song, a portal opens and the angel of death, played by Fahey, appears at the top of a staircase, wearing a sparkling catsuit. I’m told Siobhan Fahey, who was previously in Bananarama, and Marcella Detroit are heading for a comeback after settling a feud which had lasted almost three decades. Lou Reed's 11-minute "Street Hassle" features a spoken part by Bruce Springsteen. [1] In November 2010, The X Factor contestant Cher Lloyd performed the song on series 7 of the show. [16] St. Petersburg Times called the song "the year's best single" and commented, "'You'd better hope and pray/That you make it safe/Back to your own world.' "[10] Chuck Campbell from Knoxville News-Sentinel described it as a "disarmingly sweet ballad" and added that it "segues into a stern warning ("I'll go anywhere with you/I'll do anything it takes/But if you try to go it alone/Don't think I'll understand") then concludes rather sinisterly. The piano, synth and bass guitar were performed by Ian Maidman, and the drums by Steve Ferrera, both musicians whose contributions featured throughout the 'Hormonally Yours' album. Their single "Stay" peaked at No. They recently released their eleventh album. The track is mainly synth and drum based, except for the parts where Death is singing, which are backed with a simple guitar line. It was also #1 in Ireland, where Fahey is from. "[4] Larry Flick from Billboard described it as a "complex modern-pop tune" and noted further that the "vocal tradeoff between Marcella Detroit and Siobhan Fahey is both intense and dramatic. After much speculation, Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit have confirmed to Sky News they are reforming the band - best known for the 1992 number one single Stay (and its eerily unforgettable music video) - with new music, a singles collection and also a UK tour. As well as being used on The X Factor, the song has also been featured on Britain's Got Talent, Dancing on Ice, Strictly Come Dancing, The Voice UK, etc. Sonia Rykiel : Front Row - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2018/2019 When he was playing Ozzfest with Black Label Society, a kid told Zakk he was the best Ozzy guitarist - Zakk had to correct him. "Stay" was released as the second single from the band's second studio album, "Hormonally Yours". Siobhan Fahey was born on September 10, 1958 in Dublin, Ireland as Siobhan Máire Deirdre Fahey. The problem was, Stay was the only song on Hormonally Yours on which Marcella sings lead vocals. 1 in Sweden and in band member Siobhan Fahey's birthplace, Ireland. 1 in the UK for eight consecutive weeks. album: "Leave Me Breathless" (2017) I Want To Know What Love Is. Originally founded by ex-Bananarama singer Siobhan Fahey in 1988, with Marcella Detroit joining soon after, the pair are best known for “ Stay ”, a brilliantly weird, glittering track with an equally brilliant (and campy af) video, which sees the two battle it … Show Me Heaven. The camera pans back into a hospital room. The misspelled name was initially a woodcutting error, but Fahey liked the uniqueness of it. Having a number one single does not make you happy. The Sophie Muller-directed video shows Marcella Detroit on a spaceship caring for a dying man. Marcella Detroit does the role of the lover, and Siobhan Fahey that of Death. She was previously married to David A. Stewart. During their struggle, the man finally wakes up, and he and Detroit embrace while Death, having failed to seduce him into her realm, walks away in disgust and goes back up the staircase to the light, presumably being the stairway to Heaven.[23]. Not only do the girls still perform live, but only a few … Collectively with all uploads of the video being counted its views add up to over 38 million. Detroit sings in whistle register before the last chorus of the song, going up to a high F (F6). This song is about a woman realizing her lover is about to die and fighting with the angel of death over him. Ronnie Dunn wrote "Boot Scootin' Boogie" before he teamed up with Kix Brooks to form Brooks & Dunn. Our History The Complete London Records Collection Deluxe Boxset Available to pre-order now Pre order AllMusic editor Tom Demalon said in his review of Hormonally Yours, that "everything was lost in the wake of the lovely, dramatic "Stay," a global smash. See more ideas about bananarama, siobhan fahey, sisters. This was Shakespears Sister's only hit in the US, although they had two albums and a large number of other singles before and after this. It was a particularly acrimonious split. This came about after members of the Deutsch clergy complained that one of the band members, Siobhán Fahey is obviously a witch in the video and that it should not be aired on TV as a consequence. Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders as Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit. [14] Lucy O'Brien from Select stated that Detroit "makes a brave stab at the anthemic ballad with "Stay", but ends up sounding suspiciously like Jennifer Rush. 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A. Ane Brun Lyrics. Stay… The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry. Bandmembers Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit parted ways in 1993 - just a year after Stay topped the charts for eight weeks - when months of … "[3] Christopher Kramer from American Eagle noted that the song "has lyrics that ring of their gospel interests. The longtime BS&T frontman tells the "Spinning Wheel" story, including the line he got from Joni Mitchell. "[15] Smash Hits said it "sounds like a hymn". Towards the end of the song Fahey takes over with her slightly darker voice. "Stay" is the only Shakespears Sister song that features Siobhan Fahey less prominently on vocals than Marcella Detroit, with Detroit singing the verses and lead chorus and Fahey singing the bridge. Siobhan Fahey Facts About Shakespears Sister. It not only turned the entire pop formula on its ear, it totally blew the possibilities wide open. She was previously married to David A. 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