Best of 2014: Top 50 Songs

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December is all about the holidays but for people like me, it’s also all about the year in review and that means year-end lists for music and movies. This list consists of my picks of the top 50 songs that either came out this year or were ones I came across this year. Since most of my favs had a

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Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

Sam Smith is quickly becoming the internet’s latest person of interest as his album In The Lonely Hour soars to #1 on both sides of the Atlantic and videos of his performances and covers surface, showing off his tremendous vocal abilities. A recent clip of his version of Whitney Houston‘s How Will I Know is currently making the rounds, serving as an excellent supplement to his own material while showing that his talents aren’t the work of in-studio manipulation.

With his skill and British background, it’s only natural that he get compared to Adele, who also gained fame at nearly the same age. Like her album 21, In The Lonely Hour is a soulful album about heartache, but where Adele sang about the experience of an 18-month long relationship, Sam sings from a less-knowledgeable perspective, about a one-night stand with someone who is already taken.

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