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"Let's Stay Together" is a song by American singer Al Green from his 1972 album of the same name. It was produced and recorded by Willie Mitchell, and mixed by Mitchell and Terry Manning. Released as a single in 1971, "Let's Stay Together" reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and remained on the chart for 16 weeks and also topped Billboard's R&B chart for nine weeks.[1] Billboard ranked it as the number 11 song of 1972.[2]

It was ranked the 60th greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time,[3] and has been covered by numerous other performers, most notably Tina Turner.

It was selected by the Library of Congress as a 2010 addition to the National Recording Registry, which selects recordings annually that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[4] The song went on to claim the number 1 position on the Billboard Year-End chart as an R&B song for 1972.
Isaac Hayes as B-side of the single "Soulsville" in 1972.
Billy Paul on his 1972 album 360 Degrees of Billy Paul.
Organist Ronnie Foster recorded an instrumental version for his 1972 studio album Two Headed Freap.
Margie Joseph on her 1973 album Margie Joseph. She had also recorded in Memphis contemporaneous to Green, but offered a Philly-inspired version produced by Arif Mardin).[34]
Al Jarreau on his 1979 album Call Me.[35]
Jimmy Smith instrumental version on his 1972 album Root Down.
The Rippingtons on their 1989 album Tourist in Paradise.[36]
Former Hong Kong singer Yvonne Lau Man-Kuen (Chinese: 劉文娟) covered it under the title "Don't leave gaps when young" (Chinese: 年輕不要留白) in 1991.
An instrumental version very close to the Al Green original was recorded by The Memphis Horns on their 1992 album Flame Out.[37]
Roberta Flack on her 1994 album Roberta.
Bobby Ross Avila on his 1995 album Into My Life.[38]
Shirley Bassey covered the song on her 1995 album Sings the Movies.
Big Mountain on their 1997 album Free Up.[39]
Michael Bolton covered the song on his 1999 album Timeless: The Classics Vol. 2.
Saxophonist Eric Alexander recorded a jazz instrumental version for his 1999 studio album Alexander the Great.
Ms. Marilyn Marshall on her 1999 album Hold On.[40]
In 2002 Justin Guarini performed the song on the first season of American Idol.
In 2003 Trenyce performed the song on the second season of American Idol and a version appears on the various artists compilation album American Idol Season 2: All-Time Classic American Love Songs.
It was covered by English soul singer Lemar on his 2003 debut album Dedicated.
In 2004 Leah LaBelle performed the song on the third season of American Idol.
Boyz II Men on their 2004 covers album Throwback.
In 2004, saxophonist Eric Darius performed a rendition of "Let's Stay Together". Eric's version was from the album Night on the Town.[41]
In 2005 Joseph Murena performed the song on the fourth season of American Idol.
Michelle Williams on 2005 various artists compilation album GAP - Favo