2018 in Review: Top Music Videos

Brian Nhira: “Is this Love?”


Brian Nhira of The Voice Season 10 from his music video for Is This Love

Brian Nhira of The Voice Season 10 from his music video for Is This Love.

Brian Nhira took a none-too-flattering swipe at online dating in his first single and music video of 2018.

The video begins with a hopeful Brian selecting dating partners from his cell phone.

But at the first stumble or obstacle, one relationship is discarded and quickly replaced by another with the swipe of a cell phone screen.

Of course, it takes the combination of a great song and an impressive video to score a hit on YouTube, and this pairing has been viewed nearly 700,000 times there since landing in early March.

Brian was a Top 24 contestant on Season 10 of The Voice in 2016 and has released a series of singles since.

He also got married in 2018. Here’s betting his didn’t meet his future bride via an online dating app.

This is Brian’s second straight year on this list; in 2017, he made it with the music video for “Would You Still Love Me?”

Here’s the clever music video for “Is This Love?”

Editor’s Note: By my count, former contestants from The Voice released more than 70 albums or EPs, more than 90 music videos and more than 800 original songs in 2018.

This week, I’m featuring my favorites, spotlighting what I’m calling the Top 5 music videos, Top 20 songs and Top 5 albums/EPs.

I hesitate to call them the best because that’s very subjective. Besides, I easily could have made each of these lists five times as long and still omitted lots and lots of great music.

That’s why I grit my teeth when Marshmellow or Ann-Marie or even a coach or advisor winds up with a guest performance spot on The Voice. I’ll never understand why the show doesn’t do more to promote its alumni.

Ah, but this isn’t a time for griping. It’s time to celebrate the accomplishments of talented artists.

I’ve also posted a complete list of post-Voice singles, albums and EPs, with links for your listening pleasure. And a blog with all 90-plus music videos. Please, check them out. Find your own favorites.

And if I’ve missed anyone, let me know. Stage names change. Side projects are created. Tracking the output of 600 post-Voice artists … well, I’ll be shocked if I didn’t miss someone. Just let me know by commenting below or emailing [email protected]. In terms of singles, my goal is to list any where the former contestant is the primary vocalist.

Coming tomorrow: The Top 20 post-Voice singles of 2018.

Happy listening.

Top Videos

1. Faultlines (Ashley Morgan), “Rain”
2. Sawyer Fredericks, “Hide Your Ghost”
3. Darby, “Play Pretend”
4. Brian Nhira, “Is This Love?”
5. Dawson Coyle, “Saturn”

All 2018 music videos
All 2018 albums and EPs
All 2018 singles

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