Added to the National Recording Registry as a "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" work of art... Al Green's signature song plain makes our hearts go pitter-patter.
"Let's Stay Together"
Single Released 1971 | B-side "Tomorrow's Dream"
Writers: Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Al Jackson Jr.
I, I'm so in love with you
Whatever you want to do is all right with me
'Cause you make me feel so brand new
And I want to spend my life with you...
First recorded in 1971, Al Green's inspired "Let's Stay Together" was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 16 weeks. It topped Billboard's R&B chart for nine weeks, and was ranked as the overall No. 11 song of 1972. Rolling Stone calls it No. 60 on their "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list.
In 2010, the Library of Congress added "Let's Stay Together" to the National Recording Registry, their annual selection of "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" recordings.
Couples in steamed up cars everywhere would agree.