Sign of the Times - Harry Styles


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

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

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.

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

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

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

Glad to see it back at 1 I still love praying too

Amy Lee's voice is painful, She is a good piano player but a horrible singer. This deserves number 2, right behind Praying. - 445956

Excellent song, but I think the new killers album should be here

I don't think One Direction is good at all, but this song is actually really good! The electric guitar is amazing, plus this song is inspired from David Bowie, like Wonkey said. I give this an 11/10. - Cartoonfan202

Yes Harry styles RAISE HUMANITY #harry styles 2020 for president

Definitely the best song of this year so far!

Amazing solo debut from the young Styles.

The best song ever and I'm blessed I will here this song live - peachygemini

This song is so bad, talentless, and repetitive. His voice is horrible and screechy and the lyrics are plain and boring. 5 minutes 40 seconds of repetitive torture. 0/10 - lovefrombadlands

Yeah, this song is epic. Not a 1D fan but I am definitely into Harry Styles now thanks to this. That electric guitar and the emotion are both awesome. - DCfnaf

How is kesha above this lol wHAT