"Stay with Me" is a song by British singer-songwriter Sam Smith from his debut studio album In the Lonely Hour (2014). It was released in the United Kingdom as a digital download on 18 May 2014. The song was written by Smith and Jimmy Napier. "Stay with Me" is a pop ballad that details the protagonist pleading with his one-night stand not to leave him.
The song has become Smith's most successful single to date, peaking at number one in the United Kingdom, becoming his third chart-topper there (second as a solo artist), as well as in Canada and New Zealand. In the United States, it peaked at number two for two weeks on Billboard?'?s Hot 100 chart becoming his first top ten hit in the country. It has also reached Top 10 status in over twelve countries worldwide, becoming his most successful single to date.