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.

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.

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 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

Definitely... zayn's voice is so beautiful.. I mean he can make high pitches as he can handle the low ones still sounding good which is something harry cannot do because he sounds good only in the high ones but not I the lows and liam sounds good only in the lows but not in the highs... zayn can do both perfectly reason for which I think that he has the best voice among the rest of them louis and niall are just two poor singers... niall is so talentless... in the future I see harry and zayn going as single singers and I believe that liam has a lot of potential to be a good actor.. I don't know but he has a strong presence in the screen...

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

HARRY IS SO AMAZING! He has so much talent and he is just an amazing person in gereral. He is personally my favorite one direction member even though I love all of them. He is the member in one direction that can really bring out the notes. He makes them really strong and he's not afraid to try hard vocals even if he knows he might mess up. I honestly don't understand why he gets so much hate. He is also winning with the looks ;) ily harold <3

Soo good! Harry voice has changed quite a bit throughout the years but one thing that stayed the same was that it was always one of the best voices I’ve ever heard.

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!

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.

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 I can’t even explain. His voice is not only so good but he also has one of the best ranges. You could see this when Zayn left and Liam had to do all the high notes which both Zayn and Liam rocked.

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

I can’t even begin to say how amazing Niall is. His voice was usually just used in the chorus’s and he didn’t have much solos the earlier years but they made such a mistake doing that.

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!

I me am why is Niall at the bottom it just seems so unfair why couldn't he be at the top I mean his auditions were fandabydosy and rember to keep this a secret but you can tell all your friends please say the me (antonia) is your best fan in the whole wide world so Niall good luck and keep trying to get to the top OK just keep it a secret between you and me and if you don't think that then that's fine and just to ask you where do you live I just wanted to know is that OK love from antonia kiss and another kiss I hope I see you when I am a bit older because I'm only 7 years old pops I love you too definitely love from your best friend

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.

Louis Tomlinson. Where do I begin? Louis has the most significant voice to me. When he's singing in the One Direction songs, you can just aways tell his voice from the others because it is very high and sweet. If you listened to any of Louis' solo music you can tell how talented and amazing he is. Louis has the beautiful voice that none of the boys could ever recreate and that's ok. Not everyone's voice needs to sound the same to be good at singing. All five of the boys are incredibly so talented at everything they do. I also just want to mention that in One Direction, management weighed in very heavily about what and when and how the boys were allowed to sing. Louis for one, didn't get as many solo parts as he deserved because management didn't think he had the best voice for the poppy music they would sing. So, that just meant that he really didn't have the right place to do what he wanted and really express his specific and unique sound. Finally, going back to what I said earlier, ...more

Louis have the best voice on this earth and not just that.. he lost his mother and then two years after he lost his sister. He really deserves more. I love him more than I love my family. I know that he have no clue for who I am and that he never have met me but I know he is a good person and deserves the best. $ you Lou:3

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.

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.