THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
721-Bryan Ferry-Let’s Stick Together.
1976-Number 4 single.
Best Bit-At 2.01.Jerry Hall obviously.
The songs video is one of Pop music’s most iconic, featuring the appearance of Jerry Hall, who was at the time in a relationship with Bryan Ferry,she had previously appeared on the cover of Roxy Music’s 1975 Album ‘Siren.’In the video Hall mimes the yelps, which were performed on the song by an unnamed performer.
The original version of ‘Let’s Stick Together’ was written and recorded by the Blues singer Wilbert Harrison (1929-1994,) in 1962, Harrison is best remembered for his 1959 Billboard Number 1 single ‘Kansas City,’written by Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller. Harrison’s version of ‘Let’s Stick Together’ failed to chart, and in 1969 he reworked the song, using different lyrics, calling the new version’Let’s Work Together,’and this time it charted at Number 32 on Billboard.In 1970 the American Blues Rock band Canned Heat (see also best songs 1037) released their version of ‘Let’s Work Together,’which reached Number 26 on Billboard, and Number 2 in the UK.
In 1976 Bryan Ferry(see also best songs 57 and 316) released his version of ‘Let’s Stick Together’ from his third solo studio Album of the same name, recorded when Roxy Music were on hiatus.This track was one of six cover versions, the rest of the Album was made up reworkings of old Roxy Music songs.
The lyrics to ‘Let’s Stick Together’ are about someone wanting to continue a relationship, whereas the lyrics to ‘Let’s Work Together’ are a call for unity.
‘But now you never miss your water till your well runs dry, come on now baby give our love a try.’