Tuesday Tune: “Stay (I Missed You)” by Lisa Loeb
Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb started her career with the platinum-selling No. 1 hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film “Reality Bites.” To this day, she is still the only artist to have a No. 1 single while not signed to a recording contract, a remarkable and unparalleled feat for any unsigned artist.
The story of Loeb’s early success is well-known. A native of Dallas, Texas, Loeb earned her degree in comparative literature from Brown University, where she experienced her first taste of real musical success with the duo, Liz and Lisa. The pair built a real following on campus and often booked shows in New York on the weekends. Fellow singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik (composer of Spring Awakening) also played in the band during Lisa’s final year of college. When Loeb moved to NYC after graduation, she continued to develop her vision, this time as a solo artist, and hone her artistic talents while carefully managing the business side of her career. This led to Reality Bites and “Stay” in 1994. Since then, she has enjoyed a successful career encompassing music, film, television, voice-over work and children’s recordings.
Check out a solo acoustic performance of Lisa’s hit song “Stay (I Missed You).”
Don’t miss Lisa Loeb in a very intimate performance at Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center this Friday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. Tickets are still available and are only $32.50. Get tickets now!