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 Factor in 2010. After he split from the boyband One Direction in 2015, ZAYN release his chart bursting album MIND OF MINE with leading single and hit PILLOWTALK officially reaching NO. 1 in both the United States and the United Kingdom. PILLOWTALK also debuted NO. 1 in over 70+countries world wide.

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.

Zayn has a much better voice than the rest of the boys, even Harry. His range is unmatched. This is apparent in songs like You and I, Best Song Ever, and Right Now. While Harry and Liam do have good range, they cannot compete with Zayn's (listen to Liam try to hit Zayn's high note in You and I). His voice is so much stronger. He is given the difficult and impressive parts of their songs (Best Song Ever, Ready to Run, come on come on, Steal My Girl). However, these often go unrecognized because they are in the background. This does not make them any less impressive, however. The strength in his voice is very apparent, and it seems like he is always able to do exactly what he wants to with it.

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

Zayn is the best singer in One Direction. However, Liam comes very close to him. Zayn can do many vocal ranges with his voice that Liam can't and that's why he wins. Besides, every time he sings he just kills it. He makes it look very effortless. I mean I love all the members of one direction. If I had to pick the top two it is Zayn and Liam hands down. Harry is also good but sometimes he tries too hard and it seems like he is pushing his voice. Niall is also good but he just isn't there yet. However, he is really improving. I feel like Louis voice is weak but unique at the same time. Lastly, if you play close attention no other memeber in the band can do Zayn's part cause their difficult. Zayn always gets the high notes and the really difficult ones. He is amazayn.

2 Harry Styles Harry Edward Styles is an English singer and songwriter, known as a member of the boy band One Direction. He has since become well known as a solo artist with two albums; "Harry Styles" and "Fine Line".

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.

Harry shows more emotion and passion in his music, he has a completely different style then the boys. I truly think that he gives a different vibe when he sings, you just want to let go,and you truly feel comfortable. Don't get me wrong Zayn has an amazing voice but harry has more than just a great voice he shows passion in everything he does and he shows us how iconic he can be. He has always been the different one in the band, and I truly think that he should get more credit. He's different the music he puts out there for us to listen is inspiring and he's always shown us that side of him giving us a taste of what he's about but now he's just showing us more of it giving us the fool meal.

Harry! He in my opinion has the best voice in the band! At X Factor (where it all started) Liam Payne had a stronger voice than all of the other members you could see he had true talent! But after leaving X Factor and marking their name in the industry Harry became the best! His voice was just angelic even interviewers seem to agree. He could be great doing a solo career but it's great that he's in a band. All members of 1 D have talent but (in my opinion) Harry stands out... And always willThank you for reading this

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 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.

Liam is the most consistent hitting notes and has the best ear for music. If you haven't noticed, Liam is ALWAYS singing. Whenever he doesn't have a solo, he's in the background doing the harmony. His skill is apparent from correcting Niall's pitch in Viva la Vida on X Factor, switching easily and quickly from the harmony to the melody in What Makes You Beautiful, to his falsetto in Night Changes and Drag Me Down where he's singing the low notes. He's constantly unnoticed because people tend to notice whoever is doing the high harmony like Zayn before he left to Harry in Drag Me Down. Plus, he's able to adlib spontaneously and do it well.

The reason why Liam is the stronger singer in comparison to Zayn is that Zayn is lazy. Just being able to hit high notes does not constitute a good voice. Liam kills any notes he is given, even when he doesn't neccesarily have the most showiest solos. He is wonderful at harmonization, and puts his 100% into everything that he does. He is consistent - ever since the X Factor, he has always been the best singer. He has a wonderful range and executes everything very well, and can I just appreciate his falsetto and his low voices? There are only some people in the world that can rock any notes. He's the only one who I can see having a show-stopping career in the future. He can rap/beatbox, writes music, sings amazingly... When they sing covers, it's always Liam who sings the song like he's been practicing it loads. His stage presence is amazing, in comparison to some of the other members. He's definitely the best singer!

I'd rate Zayn second. As for Harry/Niall/Louis, they have ...more

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 has this raw talent inside him that I can't quite describe. His voice makes me want to laugh and dance in the rain, and, at the same time, it makes me want to cry my eyes out. No matter what he sings, his voice speaks volumes louder than any other sound I've heard. He has this thing about him that can't be put into words. His lyrics and vocals shock me every time I hear him, and he should be so insanely proud of himself for how far he's come in his career so far.

His personality shines through his voice. He can hold his solo and also very good at backing vocals, which no offense not every member can do it justice. It's definitely, because he has a very crystal clear finish to his voice (because raspy voice is strong, but doesn't match to almost everything) Niall is just very versatile with his voice and can suit to Harry's, Liam's, Zayn's or Louis' voice.

Sorry but there's nothing special in this voice. The texture is dark and he should sing more in his lower register but he seems to always trying to go higher.

I would also add that he barely moves from a range of 1 octave in the songs.
He may sounds good but for sure he isn't putting any special vocal passion or allegiance in it.

Sorry everyone but vocally this is it.

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.

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.

Although I like all of the 1D boys, I think Louis stands out the most out of all of them. His voice has a unique ring to it that none of the other boys have. I think that a big reason why people don't like his voice as much as the others is because of the lack of exposure that he actually has. Most of the long solo parts are given to Harry, Zayn, Liam or Niall. For example, take "Story of My Life", not their biggest song (aka What Makes You Beautiful), but really close: The solo parts in that are given to any of the other boys, whereas he only has a few lines, and he only has 1 solo compared to the other boys having about 2 each. Although I appreciate everyone's voice he has a sound to him that you can tell is purely his own, and only his.

To be honest, most of the directioners just vote for their looks. Seriously, Louis has improved a lot since X-Factor. I do agree that Zayn does have a flawless voice and deserve to be the best vocalist in the band, but Louis last? Unacceptable. Louis voice is special, it's unique. Very different from the other lads. He has a rich tone and a soothing voice that just gives me goosebumps. Just listen to his solo at the end in the song Something Great. At least move Louis NOT in last place. I don't know about Niall, there's nothing in his voice, it's just plain and simple. Of course, please do not bash on me, this is my opinion, and sorry if they're any grammar mistakes.