Stay With Me Till Dawn

Album: Welcome to the Cruise (1979)
Charted: 16

Songfacts®:

  • Co-written with guitarist Mike Paxman, this was the A Side of Judie Tzuke's second single from Welcome To The Cruise, and a massive hit. It spent 16 weeks in the UK charts and led to three appearances on Top Of The Pops. In 2002 it was rated by Radio 2 as 39th of the top fifty songs of the last fifty years, a compilation that was made for the station's Golden Jubilee celebrations.
  • According to the discography compiled by Mike Barrett and Adrian Shorter, in 1979 it was her second solo release backed by "New Friends Again", and was re-released in 1981 as the B Side of "Black Furs". >>
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  • The song is about a good friend of Judie's with whom she often used to stay up till dawn chatting.
  • At least three generations of the Tzuke family have been involved in the entertainment industry. The singer's mother, Jean Silverside, was an actress who appeared in The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin, The Marty Feldman Show and The Goodies. Judie's daughter, Bailey Tzuke is a British singer/songwriter whose vocals were featured on the Freemasons cover of the Alanis Morissette track "Uninvited," which reached #8 in the UK charts in 2007.
  • Scottish dance musician Mylo sampled this song on his 2004 track, "Need You Tonite" from his debut album.

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