Sam Smith Lands Fourth Top 10 Single With “Lay Me Down”
And the hits keep rolling in for Sam Smith. The Grammy-winning crooner just racked up his fourth Top 10 single in less than a year here in the US, with “Lay Me Down.” The Steve Fitzmaurice– and Jimmy Napes-co-produced song jumps up a whopping 50 positions to #8 this week on the Billboard Hot 100, thanks largely to a special re-recorded version for Red Nose Day that now features recent Oscar winner John Legend.
“Lay Me Down” was originally issued as the first single off Smith’s much-lauded LP In The Lonely Hour, over two years ago. Following the success of the album and various other singles in 2014, the song was offered up as the singer’s follow-up to “I’m Not The Only One” in North America. (The UK opted for “Like I Can.”)
Sam Smith first cracked the American market in early 2014 with his feature on Naughty Boy’s “La La La,” which peaked at #19. Subsequently, Disclosure’s “Latch” (featuring Smith) hit #7 and “Stay With Me” reached #2 last summer, while “I’m Not The Only One” made it to #5.
So basically, another month, another hit for Sam Smith. Between this and his new, svelte figure, what more could he ask for?
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