Sign of the Times - Harry Styles


Even though I seriously hate One Direction, I was really impressed by his vocals in this song. 1D has always been a blow to the stomach while hearing them to me but this is the only song I really like from every 1D band member. And like all of you are saying, this is like David Bowie. I think so too. The guitars and drums did good too in this song. 10/10 for me. Lots and lots of support for Harry this year.

Not only is this song the best of 2017, it might have an argument for best song of the decade. A stark departure from the pop-oriented sound of One Direction, Styles draws influence from Bowie and Queen to make a song that's the soundtrack to today's world, a song that defies what it means to live in a Brexit-era Britain and today's divided America. The poetry and political awareness of this song is beautiful and unlike anything I've heard in today's Pop Music. Listening to this song reminded me of something Bob Dylan would have sung in the 60s. This song is without a doubt the best song of the year and will go down as a classic.

One of the most beautiful songs ever made that is relevant to today's society. I may not be a fan of One Direction, but at least Harry Styles made a great song with a simple singing voice. A great song that we can all relate to as many shocking events unfold affect all of humanity.

The modern day wind of change. The song is interestingly about terrorism and puts an interesting spin on the subject. The lyrics are great and the instrumentals are near flawless. Great job harry, will be waiting for more.

Much better than Zayn and Niall. The electric guitar really suits Harry well. 8/10 - NiktheWiz

I was no where close to being a Harry Styles fan going into 2017, but that album and song were very well done. One of the best of the year, in my opinion. One Direction was definitely holding this guy back. - Overlord_Kyrat

This song deserves to be #1. The instrumentation is amazing. So are the lyrics and Harry's vocals. This is such a powerful song and in my opinion I think it's a 10/10 - somerandomkid

This song has a strong meaning, better than all of the trash that is currently populating the billboard. It should also be back at #1, the song has way better vocals than "Praying." - LydiaS001

Awesome song! Don't personally follow Harry Styles, but this song haunted me all year. Beautiful in so many way. I'll be paying attention going forward. - eatapeach10

This song is truly a masterpiece. Harry styles is making music that matters rather than repetitive pop music. Why this isn't #1 I'm not sure but it rightly deserves that spot.

As good of a song as it is (and it is)... I can't be the only one who thinks this sounds like "Advertising Space" by Robbie Williams, right? - Martin_Canine

So magnificent, his music makes me travel in an another world. How can a human being can be that awesome? My vagina is crying

I loathe one direction but Harry Styles has definitely won me over as a solo artist. Excellent song and excellent album. - GrimmShady

In my opinion, it's kind of basic to be amongst the top ten! I get bored when I listen to it. - mood333

I think Sign of the times is the best song of 2017. This song is one for your soul, for hearts. I think that this song must be at the first place. - AnaDaeneyrs

Even though I don't like 1D at all, I love this song. In fact, Harry Styles has the best solo career of all the 1D members - Eraser

I haven't been able to tolerate a former boy band's music since Justin Timberlake. This is pretty good. 8.7/10 - naFrovivuS

This song is really good, it might not be something you expect from Harry but it's good. Very emotional and meaningful. - ivylee

This is when Harry Styles had left 1d and his first solo without anyone behind him. I believe that this is a really good song. I stayed up to listen to this song when it was released. When I heard his voice again, it gave me the biggest goosebumps - jc51178

Lots of support for Harry. He's released an awesome album this year.

Eh, better than ZAYN, on par with Niall, and inferior to Louis. Hm. 3/5 - ProPanda

This is the only song that was actually decent this year.

To be honest this is probably one of the most amazing songs I've ever heard - pjo

The sound really reminds me of "learning to fly" from Pink Floyd. Great song

Great song, never expected this quality from him.