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Plan B - Stay Too Long (Later With Jools Holland 2010)

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"Stay Too Long"
Single by Plan B
from the album The Defamation of Strickland Banks
B-side"Spend My Money"
Released8 January 2010 (2010-01-08)
FormatCD single, digital download
Miloco Studios, London[1]
Writer(s)Ben Drew
Producer(s)Paul Epworth
Plan B singles chronology

"Stay Too Long" is the first single from British musician Plan B's second album The Defamation of Strickland Banks. The single was released on 8 January 2010. Drum and bass group Pendulum also produced a remix, their first in three years,[2] which was used as runway-soundtrack for the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The Pendulum remix was also used on the video game Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, and a short version is used on the video game The Sims 3: Pets trailer. The song was also used in part of episode two of the sixth series of Doctor Who Confidential.[3] The song was also used in The Inbetweeners Movie. BBC also use this as their theme for tennis.


  • 1 Music video
  • 2 Performances
  • 3 Chart performance
  • 4 Track listing
  • 5 Personnel
  • 6 Charts
  • 7 Release history
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Music video

The music video for "Stay Too Long" was directed by Daniel Wolfe[4] and shows the soul singer Strickland Banks on the night after one of his concerts. It was first aired online and on music channels in December 2009. British actress Kaya Scodelario plays the lead female role in the video. The video also includes the British actor Elliott Tittensor who is involved in a fight scene with Plan B.


Plan B performed along with Pendulum the remix of Stay Too Long at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards at Belfast City Hall during the backstage show

Chart performance

On 17 January 2010, "Stay Too Long" entered the UK Singles Chart at number 9, which currently marks Plan B's second most successful single. The following week, the single fell to number 18, meaning it only spent one week within the top 10. On its third week in the chart, the single fell to number 19 and then to number 23 on its fourth week. On 14 February 2010, the single fell 9 places to number 32, before falling out of the Top 40 to number 45 the following week. Following the release of the album, The Defamation of Strickland Banks, the single rocketed back into the Top 40 on 26 April 2010 to number 37 for one week, bringing the total of weeks spent in the Top 40 to six. The single also managed to debut at number 2 on the UK R&B Chart, being beaten only by Iyaz's "Replay". The song has sold over 190,000 sales in the UK.


  • Plan B – vocals[11]
  • Paul Epworth – producer
  • Mark "Top" Rankin – engineer, mixing
Additional musicians[11]
  • Tom Wright-Goss – guitar
  • Eric Appapoulay – bass
  • Richard Cassell – drums
  • Aleysha Gordon – backing vocals
  • Hannah Kemoh – backing vocals
  • Jennifer Dawodu – backing vocals
  • Marvin Cottrell – backing vocals


  1. ^ "Plan B". Miloco. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Stay Too Long Songfacts
  3. ^ Doctor Who Confidential, Series 6, Episode 2, BBC
  4. ^ "Plan B's Stay Too Long by Daniel Wolfe". Promo News. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Plan B - Stay Too Long at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
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  11. ^ a b c "Relationships for track: Stay Too Long". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  12. ^ "Plan B: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "January 2010/ Archive Chart: 23 January 2010" UK R&B Chart.
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External links

  • Stay Too Long at AllMusic
  • "Stay Too Long" at Discogs (list of releases)
  • Stay Too Long on YouTube
  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

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