November 6, 2014


Top 40: Will One Direction or Sam Smith Win the Battle of The Brits?

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The choice is a brutal one to make, but listen, Anglophiles: You've got to pick between favorites this time around, and your choice will determine whether or not One Direction or Sam Smith proceed in the pursuit of being crowned victor of the Top 40 of 2014!

Right now the two are faced off against each other in what will no doubt go down in Top 40 history as a grueling Battle of the Brits. While the mature and moving "Story of My Life" was the perfect way for 1D to showcase their growth and vision as a band, the soulful "Stay With Me" put Smith on the musical map, and the video played a huge part in making him the breakout voice of 2014.

Pitting the two videos against each other in this third round of voting forces a cruel choice, we'll admit. They're both sensational vids and emotional, uplifting tracks that truly reflect the best of the voices involved. They're both gorgeously shot, too—but only one will definitely move forward this round, so get voting!

Cast your vote for One Direction's "Story of My Life" or Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" over here, and make sure to get your fellow Directioners or Sam Smith stans supporting, too. Voting in Round 3 comes to a close on Monday, November 10 at 6PM ET, so be sure to start clicking away as the race is currently neck-and-neck.