SONG OF THE DAY: Sam Smith – Stay With Me

SONG OF THE DAY

Sam Smith

Stay With Me

Massive voices like Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan and Mariah Carey influenced the 23-year-old Londoner Sam Smith. He got his breakthrough as a vocal feature on Disclosure record “Latch,” which they performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2014.

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The US started to really take notice of Smith’s talent in March 2014 when he performed his smash hit “Stay With Me” on Saturday Night Live.   The song is from Smith’s first studio album In The Lonely Hour. The singer said the album is a diary detailing unrequited love and how powerful it can be.

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In 2015 Smith performed “Stay With Me” at the Grammy Awards and took home four wins: Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. In the Lonely Hour has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.

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Check out his amazing Grammy performance featuring Mary J. Blige:

Lyrics:

[Verse 1:]
Guess it’s true, I’m not good at a one-night stand
But I still need love ’cause I’m just a man
These nights never seem to go to plan
I don’t want you to leave, will you hold my hand?

[Chorus:]
Oh, won’t you stay with me?
‘Cause you’re all I need
This ain’t love, it’s clear to see
But darling, stay with me

[Verse 2:]
Why am I so emotional?
No, it’s not a good look, gain some self-control
And deep down I know this never works
But you can lay with me so it doesn’t hurt

[Chorus 3x]

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