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Lovin' you whether, whether... times are good or bad, happy and sad

Let's Stay Together is a 1972 album by Al Green, the fourth in his catalogue. It's best remembered for the Title Track, which was an international hit and also became Green's Signature Song. "Let's Stay Together" was both a critical and a commercial success and widely regarded as one of the finest Soul albums ever made.

The Title Track was inducted in the National Recording Registry in 2010 for being "historically, culturally and aesthetically significant."


Side 1

  1. "Let's Stay Together" (3:18)
  2. "La-La For You" (3:31)
  3. "So You're Leaving" (2:57)
  4. "What Is This Feeling?" (3:42)
  5. "Old Time Lovin'" (3:19)

Side 2

  1. "I've Never Found A Girl (Who Loves Me Like You Do)" (3:41)
  2. "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?" (6:22)
  3. "Judy" (3:47)
  4. "It Ain't No Fun To Me" (3:23)

The 2003 reissue adds "Eli's Game" and "Listen To Me" as bonus tracks.


Let's Trope Together

  • Break Up Song: "So You're Leavin'", "It Ain't No Fun To Me" and "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?"
    Leaving you, it sure ain't no fun to me, babe
  • Color Motif: The lettering of Al Green's name is done in green lettering, because of his last name.
  • Continuity Nod: Near the end of "Your Love Is Like The Morning Sun" on his next album Call Me Green sings "let's stay together", which is a shout-out to this album.
  • Cover Version: "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart", originally by The Bee Gees.
  • Face on the Cover: A picture of Green posing next to a wall.
  • Long Title: "I've Never Found A Girl (Who Loves Me Like You Do)"
  • One-Woman Song: "Judy"
  • The Power of Love:
    • "Let's Stay Together"
    Cause you... make me feel so brand new...
    And I... want to spend my life with you...
    • "What's This Feeling?"
    You kissin' me a thousand times
    Slowly drivin' me out of my mind, oh no, baby, yeah
    I'm really crazy about the way you can be, my baby, yeah
    • "La La For You"
    I love you anyway, no matter what my friends say
    Oo baby, come with me, oh yeah
    • "Judy"
    I' never thought dreams could happen
    Until one came true for me
    Since I met Judy, since I met Judy
    My life has been one sweet melody, yeah yeah
    • "I've Never Found A Girl (Who Loves Me Like You Do)"
    (I got to say it)
    I ain't never, never found me a girl
    (I wouldn't lie about it, baby)
    Never, never found me a girl
    (To squeeze me tight at night)
    Never, never found me a girl
    Nobody to love me like you do
    (I ain't lying about it, baby)
    Love me like you do
  • The Power of Rock: "Old Time Lovin'"
    Music will make you move your feet, haven't you seen, yeah?
    I've trying to love you, baby, and my arms are free.
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  • Questioning Title?: "What's This Feeling?" and "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?"
  • Record Producer: Al Green and Willie Mitchell.
  • Shout-Out: "Let's Stay Together" was used in Pulp Fiction during the scene where Marsellus Wallace makes a deal with Butch the boxer about losing his next game.
  • Special Guest: Teenie Hodges plays guitar on this album.
  • Title Track: "Let's Stay Together".
    Ooo, baby, let's.... let's stay together


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