I Wish You'd Stay

"I Wish You'd Stay" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Brad Paisley. It was released in August 2002 as the fourth and final single from Paisley's album Part II and reached a peak of number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in early 2003.[1] The song was originally released as the b-side to Paisley's previous single, "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)."[1] Paisley wrote this song with Chris DuBois.

"I Wish You'd Stay"
Single by Brad Paisley
from the album Part II
ReleasedAugust 12, 2002
Length6:17 (album version)
LabelArista Nashville
Songwriter(s)Brad Paisley
Chris DuBois
Producer(s)Frank Rogers
Brad Paisley singles chronology
"I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)"
"I Wish You'd Stay"


The song is a ballad, in which the narrator states that he hopes his significant other finds love when they leave his side, but he wishes the person would stay with him.[2]

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Brad Paisley and Devin Pense and premiered on November 11, 2002 on CMT.


Strings by Carl Gorodetsky and the Nashville String Machine

Chart performanceEdit

"I Wish You'd Stay" debuted at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 17, 2002.

Chart (2002–03) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 57
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 7

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2003) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 47


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 313. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (2001-04-28). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.
  3. ^ "Brad Paisley Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "Brad Paisley Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  5. ^ "Best of 2003: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2003. Retrieved July 13, 2012.

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