Twenty years ago this summer, "Stay" by Shakespears Sister topped the British charts for eight weeks, as well as reaching No. 4 in the U.S. It was a bittersweet moment for Siobhan Fahey's post-Bananarama career. She had originally brought Marcella Detroit in to do backing vocals, but then the one song Marcie sang lead on wound up becoming an international sensation, leaving the already-wounded songbird unable to cope. In a decidedly classless move, Siobhan let Marcella find out she was history at the 1993 Ivor Novello Awards via a prepared statement, where Marcie was in attendance but Fahey was not. Siobhan has since recorded a lot of great music under the Shakespears Sister moniker. But the real-life tension between the women clearly fueled "Stay," the most melodramatic pop song since Bonnie Tyler topped the charts around the world with "A Total Eclipse of the Heart" back in 1983!
So beloved was the song in the UK, it even got the French and Saunders treatment!