Best Singers in One Direction

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The Top Ten

1 Zayn Malik Zain Javadd Malik, born on 12 January 1993, who records mononymously as ZAYN, is a British singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Bradford, ZAYN aspired to pursue a career in music from a young age leading him to audition as a solo artist for the British reality television music competition The X ...read more.

Ok, Zayn is so good! His voice is dreamy, his high notes have come straight out of paradise and his talents are just beyond crazy! I personally think he was a little too good for one direction, as he always tended to stand out from all of them, with his sooo good looks (I also think he is the hottest, cutest, preetiest, everythingest out of all of them), his personality (everyone else was just so loud and outgoing and he was just quiet and mysterious, nothing like the others) and his voice and vocals (as I mentioned before, his voice is just stunning and straight out if a dream). All in all, he's just so different and talented and he so deserves to be number one!

Zayn is amzayn but should not be put over all of the other boys they're just as good as him. that's why they were the best band in the world

There is something I have noticed about Zayn, he never tries and sings his parts with such ease, while Harry is screaming on top of his lungs. But, Zayn is just not cut out for fame, he auditioned for x factor just to know if he can sing, whereas his band mates wanted fame. Even though he is way better as a singer, If he wanted he could go solo, but he doesn't have the right attitude, personality and confidence. If he had liam or Harry's personality he could have been a solo singer rather than being in a band. The only reason he has stayed in the band is due to having other people around him because he is also really shy. On top of that all the racial & religious slurring he gets might make him hesitant. Which is why I doubt he will ever become a solo singer after the band disbands. It will be such a disappointment if he doesn't, because that voice will be wasted on him. I hope he does, he can do things with his voice that even most of the mainstream solo artist can't do.

I've never read anything truer about Zayn in my life. However, while I do agree that he is infinitely more introverted than any of the other members, he does have an interesting personality that emerges if you've seen enough of him. Part of his charm is that fans don't know much about Zayn even though they've been following him since 1D became a group and he gets to keep that "mystery" factor. Even if the fame scene isn't for him, I am so desperately hoping the passion for singing is strong enough for him to continue with a solo album (when the time comes for One Direction to break up). And I REALLY REALLY hope any racist or bigoted remarks don't dissuade him or influence him from pursuing a solo career. Because let's face it: Zayn's voice is one that deserves to be heard.

Zayn has got it going on. He obviously has the most vocal range, not to mention, the boy is absolutely beautiful. Liam was my favorite at first and of course everyone loves harry but I gain more admiration for Zayn every day. For those of you who think zayn can't make it as a solo artist, you're sadly mistaken. I guarantee he will have a solo career. I think once he embarks on his solo career he will become more outspoken. Plus half the time the other boys don't give him a chance to speak!

I will say one thing though, Liam is hands down the most under appreciated band member in one direction. I am happy to see him as number two on this list because he deserves it. But I follow a ton of Instagram and tumblr accounts and damn this boy does not get enough credit! He's amazing.. Come on girls, get with it!

Regardless, I love them all. Can't wait to see them in august

2 Harry Styles Harry Edward Styles is an English singer and song writer, known as a member of the boy band One Direction.

Harry has a rasp to his voice. He gives emotion, every time I listen to him, live especially, I feel myself tearing up. Other than the fact he is attractive, is it the hair or eyes? He puts pure passion and that will get him somewhere where only a few have gone, cheeky boy too, so charismatic! He has grit, he gives emotions, he is a baritone/tenor but he is simply put the young man in One Direction I believe that Simon in the beginning could have let off as a solo artist. You listen to him once, you are addicted and this is coming from a non fan, Harry Styles is a special man and the world deserves to see what the boy has to ofter. He hits his notes but he himself has vocal damage throughout the years of constant singing but he has had the break, all of them and I can not wait to hear this special boys music!

Zayn might be able to hit very high notes but his full vocal range doesn’t even compare to Harry’s! It’s also completely unfair to compare all of the boys because there voices are so different. Zayn has a very smooth voice while Harry has a more of a raspy rock influenced voice.

I honestly think Harry's voice, in a way, is the best, at least along with Zayn. And I'm not only saying this because he's my favorite. He always hits the right notes, and he has this raspy thing going on, that makes it all the more attractive to listen to. He can also do better note changes than anyone from the group. Although, I agree that Liam can also do good note changes. And Zayn already left, so he shouldn't even be on this list anymore. And Niall and Louis can't do them very well. So I just think Harry has the best voice. If you want any evidence, look up "Harry Styles best vocals," and "one direction fourfiveseconds cover live lounge," and skip to 1:33. Even though he was a little sick, he could still sing and do beautiful note changes.

I LOVE HARRY SO MUCH I just can't get enough of his voice. he is simpily himself and he just a nice genuine person who cares for others. he loves his fans deeply and no hate on the other because they are all the best and so amazing! <3

3 Liam Payne Liam James Payne is an English singer and songwriter. He made his debut as a singer when he auditioned as a solo artist for the British television series The X Factor in 2008 with "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra.

Liam has good sense of rhythm and pitch which is very important and not a lot of people have. It's called musicality that only some singers and some dancers have. Liam himself said in an interview he is easily able to pick out the notes in a song just by listening to it. He has an excellent ear for pitch and tone which was the reason why he started almost all of One Direction's songs earlier on. He has the largest range among ALL the boys including Zayn. He sings both the lowest parts and the falsettos too. Crystal clear falsetto and deliciously smooth voice. His voice sounds good on traditional pop songs as well as jazz and swing and R&B songs. He is the most versatile singer. He makes most of the harmonies in the songs and he transitions easily from low pitch voice to his head voice as seen in "Kiss You'. In harmonies, he does both low and high harmonies. He actually sings a lot more than we think. Don't understand why his voice and talent is so unappreciated. He raps and beat boxes ...more

Liam has near perfect pitch control and the most solos, harmonies and backing in the whole 1D album catalogue. He’s at his best in live performances, it’s as though his voice feeds off the energy around him. I love the soft beautiful velvety tone of his falsetto and the stylistic restraint he often uses in his mid to lower register. People often don’t pay enough attention to the versatility of his voice.

I just don't understand why some people are dissapointed with this list just because their favorite member isn't on the top. Not to mention their reasoning is poor. Saying that their voice sounds like an angel and getting all defensive, no. Just no. Be more descriptive! I'm a HUGE fan myself but I believe this list is reasonable. However all of their voices are different and each of them has something in their voice that the rest does NOT have. In my opinion I think Liam has the best voice but my favorite is Zayn. I think the fans are just clueless, they are obviously voting by looks. So I'm assuming that most of them are voting for Harry. He does have a great voice! But it's so obvious he's getting all of the votes by his looks. OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLE. But the bottom line is I vote for Liam because when he sings, it sounds so professional and warm. He's the most experienced with it and in my opinion but I really think he works the hardest out of all the boys. He shows so much ...more

Liam is so underrated! We can all agree he carried them through x-factor but as much as I get the argument that things have changed since then, I think a lot of that still stands. He has amazing range and vocal presence and he's easily the most consistent. I'm not just talking about how his vocie sounds like smooth honey- I have never seen him bomb out live but he constantly picks up for the others when they do. He just instinctively knows how to pick it up for them and keep it sounding amazing. This is on top of just about having the most solos anyway. If you listen he often sings the entirety of songs, when not soloing he's on the harmony. Zayn has an amazing, stunning voice but when it comes to skill and mastery of his talent, as well as versatility and a deep understanding of how the music works, Liam beats out all the other boys.

4 Niall Horan Niall James Horan is an Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist, known as a member of the boy band One Direction.

Niall Horan deserves much more attention than what he's getting right now.

He has TALENT, yet he's left out a lot and that's disappointing and sad.
Maybe some girls don't like the fact he seems "normal" and not a full blown rock star? Niall is talented, honest, cute, polite, humble and is not just a good looking face to tape to your wall.

If people could get passed the "Looks surpass Talent" state of mind, I wouldn't be surprised to see him at the top. Not saying that everyone who voted for the others were just based on their looks, but I know that a lot did because that's normally what most fangirls point out.

Niall sings great and has a voice that stands out from the other band members and he can play guitar. Also has a great personality and seems to be least likely to have the fame go to his head.
Zayn is a good singer, but his voice is similar to Harry's and just doesn't seem unique to really stand out. I can't say much about his personality because I ...more

Niall is an amazing singer. It made me sad that he never got to sing in one direction, he deserved more than he was getting. I enjoy listening to his music now and I'm proud of him.. keep going Niall I love you!

Nial was so the best singer or was he... to be honest Harry was such a good singer especially with his hair an all. I mean everyone thought Harry was the lead singer so he must have clearly been the best so I don't know where you got these results with zain being the best.

EVERYONE says Niall and Louis are the weak singers in the group, I think of all they are pretty good. But my Niall I think is the best because he has a really powerful voice and is really different from the others like: he has blonde hair even though he is really brown and HE SHOULD BE #1 or at least not the last... Most of all he is so good at doing solos, he should do more! I met him once at a concert, IT WAS AMZAYN! He is such a cutie. FINALLY, I hope a lot of people like my opinion of Niall Horan. SUCH A SWEETHEART!

5 Louis Tomlinson Louis Tomlinson is an English singer-songwriter, known as a member of the boy band One Direction. He was born on 24 December 1991 in Doncaster.

Guys, the others are really good, and I know that they were on X-Factor, but look, I feel like the others are talented but there are other people who they could sound very similar to in the music industry, but when you listen to Louis, you have no doubt that it is Louis, because his voice is so unique and special and just because you can't appreciate that doesn't make him a bad singer. I think a lot of people voted for the others because they like them overall better. Everyone LOVES Harry, Liam is pretty hot, Zayn has a dangerous thing going on that girls like, and Niall is adorable in a semichildish way. And that's why they like them, and I think that they didn't try to look past that to figure out who is the best SINGER. I think Zayn might be the best, but Louis SO does not deserve to be last.

louis might have a different voice but he is still amazing. his songs have powerful messages behind them. also know on really understands what he has been through losing his mum sister gran and band. he doesn't deserve to be at bottom. one of his song, two of us, was made about his sister. now he is a judge in a show he was in. don't let popularity make him go down. just listen to his songs and you will see what I mean by this. and no I'm not just saying this because he is my favourite because I'm not I'm trying to let people know that it's not popularity that gets you up it's personality. louis if you ever read this I just want you to know that you are amazing and keep doing on what you are doing and never stop. thanks for reading.

Of the five of them, though they all display admirable qualities in the studio, the best live singer tends to be Louis. Even though his voice may be a light, bright tenor, and his range is the most limited, he is the only one that sounds consistently comfortable singing both on the high and low ends of his range. Take Zayn - great middle range and high belts, but a virtually non-existent low range, and his falsetto is weak. Liam and Harry both sound strained and uncomfortable belting above a G4 (G above middle C), and Niall, though he has a nice voice, doesn't really have a distinctive sound. Louis really works with his voice and has the best technical approach to his instrument.

Louis does not deserve to be last, he is so underrated and no body cares about him. He is really talented and rocks his solos really well! He needs to be noticed more, he has a heart made out of gold, he literally helped a old man complete his bucket list after the man's wife died. He also has an amazing voice, his new song. Two of Us is so good, I cried the first time while listening to it. And lastly, his looks are amazing! His eyes are so blue, how do people look past them? I understand for Harry, his eyes are green and rare. But Louis is really looked past. This is why Louis Tomlinson needs more attention.