2018 in Review: Top Music Videos

Dawson Coyle: “Saturn”


Dawson Coyle of The Voice Season 12 in his music video for Saturn

Dawson Coyle of The Voice Season 12 in his music video for Saturn.

Dawson Coyle’s music video for “Saturn” is proof you don’t need a big budget to make an intriguing music video.

Complete with a space suit, Dawson embarks on a journey of self-discovery.

“This song means so much to me personally about finding a new perspective on the world,” he says. “It’s a journey of trying to see the world through the eyes of God.”

The song is also a highlight on Dawson’s new album, “Saturn’s Perspective,” a 10-song project that landed in August.

Dawson was 17 when he auditioned for The Voice Season 12 and made it to the knockout round. And he’d already released an EP and an album before the show.

Here’s the music video for “Saturn.”

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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