“I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE” Sam Smith
Four years ago it was Adele, two years ago it was Emeli Sande, this year’s hottest U.K. import is blue-eyed soul singer, Sam Smith. The third cousin of Lily Allen burst onto the scene with his featured vocals on Dispatch’s “Latch”. His gospel-flavored “Stay With Me” is one of the biggest hits of the past 12 months. He’s back with a mini-Hollywood movie for “I’m Not The Only One”. The music video stars Dianna Agron (Glee) and Chris Messina (New Girl) and vividly captures the destructive and emotional toll of an extramarital affair. The eye makeup smearing on Dianna’s face, the explicit sex scene, the clothes burning in the front yard, and Sam’s soaring emotive vocals create one of most intense videos this year.
“MONEY CAN’T BUY” Ne-Yo & Jeezy
Top 5 standouts in Ne-Yo’s new video for “Money Can’t Buy”.
1. At what age did Young Jeezy get too old to keep the “Young” prefix? He dropped it in 2010 at the age of 33.
2. New catch phrase on Ne-Yo’s shirt “Your Network is Net Worth” – some truth to that line, it’s not what you have but who’s got your back.
3. Crystal Renay shines as the beautiful female co-star with the long dark hair and bright white stilettos. The gorgeous woman looks like M’ya in her prime.
4. The scenes with Ne-Yo singing where his hat is pulled down over his eyes reminds me of Dumb Donald from the Fat Albert cartoon!
5. I guess “money can’t buy”, Ne-Yo’s big date is a dance in the parking lot and treating Crystal to some $1 candy at a liquor store before crashing a birthday party.