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The Foote Files: Sam Smith And Normani

(CBS 11) - Collaborations between performing artists isn't new. It goes back all the way back to the start of recorded music with duo's such as Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney, Brooke Benton and Dinah Washington, and Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.

The collaboration of Sam Smith and former Fifth Harmony member Normani is definitely a winning combination.

Smith (born Samuel Frederick Smith on May 19, 1992) has been a successful pop singer since 2012 when he was featured on the single "Latch". Most people around the world know him for his international hit, "Stay With Me."

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Sam Smith attends The BRIT Awards 2019 held at The O2 Arena on February 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Normani (born Normani Kordei Hamilton on May 31, 1996) went out on her own recently after Fifth Harmony went on hiatus and hit the pop charts in 2018 with the pop song collaboration "Love Lies" with Khalid. She is scheduled to release a debut solo album this year.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 07: Normani attends Z100's Jingle Ball 2018 at Madison Square Garden on December 07, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Smith and Normani perform an excellent collaboration on the song entitled "Dancing With A Stranger." It was released on January 11, 2019. Written by Smith, Jimmy Napes, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, and Normani Kordei, produced by Stargate, Jimmy Napes, Tim Blacksmith, and Danny D, running 2:50 on the Capitol Records label, the lyrics go like this:

Hmm, hmm

I don't wanna be alone tonight
It's pretty clear that I'm not over you
I'm still thinking 'bout the things you do
So I don't want to be alone tonight, alone tonight, alone tonight
Can you light the fire?
I need somebody who can take control
I know exactly what I need to do

'Cause I don't wanna be alone tonight, alone tonight, alone tonight
Look what you made me do, I'm with somebody new
Ooh, baby, baby, I'm dancing with a stranger
Look what you made me do, I'm with somebody new
Ooh, baby, baby, I'm dancing with a stranger
Dancing with a stranger

This song is just beautiful….hands down. It is currently #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and gaining ground each week. It has hit #1 in Iceland and Mexico in a little over 2 months since release.

You can hear this song on great radio stations like WHTZ-FM/Newark-New York, KIIS-FM/Los Angeles, KHKS-FM/Denton-Dallas-Fort Worth and SIRIUS XM Hits 1 on the Morning Mashup and with Spyder Harrison.

Sam Smith, Normani - Dancing With A Stranger (Official Video) by SamSmithVEVO on YouTube
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