This song lends itself well to falsetto singers: The Four Seasons hit #16 in the US with their version featuring the high vocal range of Frankie Valli
. In 1978, Jackson Browne hit #20 with this song as a single released with "The Load-Out
," which was a tribute to his roadies. Browne often ends his concerts with the "Stay" following "The Load-Out," and that's how his Running On Empty
album ends. On Browne's version, the falsetto vocals are David Lindley and the female vocals are Rosemary Butler.
The Four Seasons kept the song short, at 1:53, but Browne stretched it to 3:15.