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Sam Smith “Lay Me Down”

Another amazing visual by the musical genius that is Sam Smith. He’s just got it and gets it. This video is particularly tear-inducing (at least it was for me) so I recommend having some tissues near by.

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Sam Smith “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

I admit …the first time I heard Sam’s angelic version of this song, I cried. Sam deserves every bit of accolade he’s received this past year… and then some.

Ashes Picks For the Best Music Videos Of 2014

After an incredible year of video-viewing, here are my 2014 favorites:

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Sia “Chandelier” **top honors 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vjPBrBU-TM

At her young age, the video’s star – Maddie Ziegler – was able to pull off the story of alcoholism through dance. It was intense. Profound. Fierce. And above all, an excellent video accompaniment to the years best pop song, arguably. But yea, it is.  

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Ingrid Michaelson “Afterlife”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf_QhUZX3BM

Ingrid’s songwriting is impeccable. She delivers yet again with an astounding, uplifting song & video about being fearless and living life to the fullest. It’s a touching, tear-jerking visual. And the message is essential today and always. 

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Bear’s Den “Above The Clouds Of Pompeii”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGXBR1wR-mo

Simplistic yet heart-wrenching, this one put tears in my eyes. A true piece of visual art. 

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Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp-EO5I60KA

This is destined to be 2015’s #1 wedding song for sure. Ed Sheeran has clearly proven that he can not only kill it on the guitar, but on the dance floor as well. A perfect 10 in my opinion. 

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Sam Smith “Leave Your Lover”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=182TRJq9Zt8

If you have read my blog, you already know how much I adore Sam Smith. Being a third wheel is no fun for anyone, and Sam succinctly encapsulates the heartbreak of unrequited love in this stunning video.

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http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/151789134/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

Sam Smith “Restart”

My favorite track off In The Lonely Hour. 

Sam Smith “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston Cover)

Meant to post this the other day but was having tumblr issues. This brought me to tears as nearly every Sam Smith song does. He turns everything to gold. 

Sam Smith “Leave Your Lover”

Beautifully shot video. Another winner from Sam Smith!

Sam Smith “Stay With Me”

If you follow my blog, you know how much I love this amazing, talented singer-songwriter. “Stay With Me” really resonates with me but obviously from a woman’s perspective. Sam Smith has definitely done it again!

Joel Compass “Forgive Me”

Joel Compass is definitely going places with this one. I’m #obsessed. His vocals remind me of Sam Smith a bit which is always a good thing 🙂

http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/widget/widget.html?vid=n45330

Disclosure f/ Sam Smith “Latch”

Basically, everything Sam Smith touches turns to gold. This song isn’t new but I think it’s going to start being played EVERYWHERE now that it’s crossing over to the US. And rightly so. It’s hot!

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