Sam Smith has shown his great talent of songwriting and vocals in this album “In the Lonely Hour”. The album is melancholic as it expresses unrequited love, as stated by Sam Smith, and can be considered as the male version of Adele’s “21”, though not as groundbreaking as Adele’s. The album was a worldwide hit reaching the top 10 in several countries. In US, it is already close to 3x platinum, while in his country, United Kingdom, it went to massive 7x platinum.
Lay Me Down (with John Legend for the re-issue)
“Lay Me Down” was the first single release in United Kingdom. But the eventual re-issue after re-recording, it went to number 1 in United Kingdom. In the US, it reached number 8, his third solo top 10 hit. It was a melancholic ballad.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10
Money On My Mind
“Money On My Mind” was the second UK single of Sam Smith, though released latter in some countries. The upbeat song was a hit in UK where it became his first solo number 1 single. The song sounds like paying for a romance.
Rate: 6.25 out of 10
Stay With Me
“Stay With Me” is a beautiful ballad which became Sam Smith’s breakthrough single. In the song, Sam Smith is like pleading for the person he is in love with to stay. Tom Petty was credited after issues of copyright came out as the chorus sounds the same with Sam’s song. The song became very successful worldwide reaching number 1 and top 10 in numerous countries including US and UK where it reached number 2 and 1 respectively.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10
I’m Not the Only One
“I’m Not the Only One” was the follow up for the ballad “Stay With Me”. It is a soul pop track which showcased the powet of Sam’s vocals. It was a big hit too reaching top 10 in many countries like US and United Kingdom.
Rate: 9.0 out of 10
Like I Can
“Like I Can” has an upbeat music background. The song has also proven Sam Smith can sing anything. It became a top 10 hit In United Kingdom, and at the second bottom of Billboard Hot 100.
Rate: 8.25 out if 10
Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
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