Ashleyanne’s 45 pick: ‘I’m Gonna Stay’ by Mary Wells (1961)

“I’m Gonna Stay” by Mary Wells

Ashleyanne Krigbaum says:

“I’m adding “I’m Gonna Stay” (1961) by Mary Wells to your 45RPM B-day Mix.

What do I love so much about this song? Her really stripped down sounding vocals, but big-hitting emotions, then mixed with the haunting backup singers… it’s magical. Plus, there’s a lazy horn solo. Whaaaattt??? YES. <3" Ashleyanne-Krigbaum

Wondering what this is all about?

In September 2015, I asked readers of my inbox zine, Rusty’s Electric Dreams, to share their all-time favorite single from the 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s and tell me why they like it.

Years ago, a friend of mine had a “33 1/3” birthday party where she spun vinyl LPs. I thought that was a cool idea and imagined doing that for my 45th, but with everyone sharing their favorite 45 RPM singles.

So, here we are. It’s September 2015 and my birthday quickly approaches.

Instead of having a big bash, I have a SPECIAL REQUEST to ask of all of you. I want to take a musical trip down memory lane, because –seriously– where would we be without music??

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