Make Love Stay

Album: Greatest Hits (1982)
Charted: 29
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Songfacts®:

  • This downtempo acoustic Dan Fogelberg composition was released as a single in 1983 on Full Moon Records backed by "Hearts And Crafts." It was inspired by the 1980 novel Still Life With Woodpecker by the American author Tom Robbins. Rather than being a love song as the title suggests, this is more of a philosophical song for 21st Century man. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • Before it was released as a single, this appeared on Fogelberg's 1982 Greatest Hits album as one of two new songs ("Missing You" was the other).
  • Fogelberg described this song in the liner notes to the album as "A musical question that, unfortunately, eludes me still."
  • Russ Kunkel, who was the go-to West Coast drummer for soft rock in the '70s, played congas and drums on this track. Al Garth played the Soprano Saxophone.

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  • Tommyd from ChicagoDuring a 1984 concert in Pittsburgh, Fogelberg said on stage, "This is the only known song in history that uses the word 'exhumed.'"
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