Stay with Me" is a song by English 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. "Stay with Me" is a gospel-inspired ballad that details the protagonist pleading with his one-night stand not to leave him. The song was written by Smith, Jimmy Napier, William Phillips, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne. Petty and Lynne received co-writer credits because of the song's similarity to Petty's single "I Won't Back Down".