You probably have heard the name Harry Styles. He is one of the most loved and famous singers of today’s time. Once known as a member of One Direction, he is now a solo singer who is making his way up the charts with his famous and hit songs. The singer is one of the very renowned former members of One Direction alongside the “Pillow Talk” singer, Zayn Malik.
Releasing hits after hits, Harry Styles has made his way in one of the top few singers. The singer has released two studio albums, one video album with seven singles, and five music videos. Although the majority has loved almost all of his songs, a few pieces have been a hit.
Let’s look at the three best hits of Harry Styles, who have increased the singer’s popularity in the world.
The third single from the singer’s second solo album, Fine Line, was released last December. The funk-pop, indie pop, and guitar-driven song was written by Styles and Mitch Rowland and the song’s producers, Tyler Johnson and Kid Harpoon. Immediately after being released, the song made its way up to the top ten in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, and the UK. It became Harry’s first number-one single on Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The song was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry on the 14th of February 2020. And recently, in August 2020, it was approved as double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. In Ireland, it debuted at 24th on the Irish Singles Chart in November 2019.
Next, the single music video was released on the 18th of May 2020 only to receive a positive and immense love.
The music video featured Harry Styles along with women dancing and eating watermelon at the beach. This song made him the second One direction member to reach the number one on the Billboard Hot 100 (after Zayn Malik). Now, let’s talk about what the Watermelon Sugar music video was about?
The answer to that is that it is open to all types of interpretation. The music video begins with the sentence, “This song is dedicated to touching.” The song’s beauty and charm lie in the idea of the music video, and the magic is lost if it is revealed, so it has been left for various interpretations.
The song, Watermelon Sugar High, will definitely make you feel high with its music and vocals.
The song, Adore You, from his second studio album, Fine Line, was released through the Erskine and Columbia Records as the second single on the 6th of December 2019. Styles wrote it alongside Amy Allen, Tyler Johnson, and Kid Harpoon. The midtempo pop, funk, disco, and pop-rock song peaked at number seven in its fourth week after release, being Harry’s third top ten solo entry on the chart.
In Ireland, it debuted at number six on the Irish Singles Chart, and on the week of the 23rd of December, peaked at number four, becoming harry Styles’ highest charting song in Ireland. The British Phonographic Industry awarded it platinum certification for track-equivalent sales of 600,000 units.
In April 2020, it was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for track-equivalent sales of 140,000 units. Furthermore, the song has been approved by Record Music NZ. In June 2020, the song certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for track-equivalent sales of two million units.
Adore You came at number 35 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and on the 15th week of it, it made its way up to the top ten at number seven (and it stayed there for a week). In its 17th week, it peaked at number six, becoming Harry Styles’ third highest-charting song on the chart. It also became the second-highest performing single from Fine Line. The song was also Styles’ first chart-topper.
The music video premiered on his official YouTube channel on the 6th of December 2019 and was preceded by a trailer released on the 2nd of December on the same platform. It was filmed in three Scottish locations (St Abbs, Cockenzie, and Port Seton) and directed by Dave Meyers. The music video shows Styles’ to have an ability to blind everyone else by his smile.
He finds a fish in need of help and takes care of it till it grows to be so large that it does not fit in the jar, and so Styles goes on and continuously keeps finding a place to fit it in. In the end, the tank explodes, and the fish is again in need of help.
Come together all the town people and help Styles return the fish back to the water, and ends with the people smiling at Styles. And off Styles goes away from the isle. The second-best song is immensely loved by the people.
Sign of the Times
The debut single from Harry Styles’ self-titled debut studio album was released on the 7th of April 2017 by the Columbia Records. The pop-rock and soft rock song was written by Jeff Bhasker, Ryan Nasci, Alex Salibian, Tyler Johnsons, and (don’t forget) the singer, Harry Styles. The song, with sales of 62,900 units, reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.
In its first week after release, it sold around 142,000 copies and earned 16.5 million streams. Before Styles’ other song, Watermelon Sugar reached the top, Adore You was Styles’ highest-peaking song on the Hit 100. It reached the top in just 19 minutes, beating the record of Adele of 50 minutes. It was ranked number nine of the Most Shazamed Songs of 2017, and also managed to be on the Shazam’s Hall of Fame.
It was certified platinum, according to RIAA.
Nobody knew what to expect as this was the first song by Harry Styles after he had gone solo from the band, One Direction. But one thing can definitely be said; many people loved it and were not disappointed by the first song.
There were the best three hits by the one and only Harry Styles. Where we discussed only three, almost all of his songs have been proven to be very popular, especially these three.
A lot of people say One Direction going on a hiatus (has the band really come to an end? No one knows) and Harry Styles going solo was the best decision that was ever made as it allowed the members to truly explore what type of songs and music they were interested in. Lucky for us, we got to enjoy and dance to different unique kinds of songs that we could not have gotten from One Direction.
What is your favorite song by Harry Styles? let us know in the comments?