Happy Birthday Harry Styles: A look at the musical gifts he’s given the world

It’s nice to see the end of a particularly long January, but the 1st of February is also another cause for celebration, it’s Harry Styles birthday!

There are many ways we could think of to celebrate this momentous occasion but we decided we would take a look at some of the amazing music Harry has gifted the world with.

At the age 16, a curly-haired young lad from Cheshire auditioned for what was at the time one of the UK’s biggest singing competitions, The X Factor. He caught the attention of the world when he was put into a band with four other lads, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Liam Payne. They would go on to be known as One Direction. They didn’t win the show but were signed to Simon Cowell’s (now defunct) label Syco. For five years One Direction toured the world, releasing five albums, creating hysteria only seen previously with the likes of The Spice Girls and The Beatles. In 2015 they went on extended hiatus, each of the members releasing their own solo material.

Harry’s first release was Sign Of The Times which would become the first single of his debut album Harry Styles.

He quickly followed with the heartfelt Two Ghosts which along with album track Sweet Creature were goose bump-inducing and emotive moments on his first tour when he sang them.

Kiwi became the last release of the Harry Styles album era. The video featured cakes, puppies and children and a food fight and of course Harry, everything you could wish for in a music video.

Then came the Fine Line era. Harry firmly establishing himself as an artist who continues to grow with each subsequent release.

Lights Up was the highly anticipated introduction to what we could expect from Fine Line.

Then came the mysterious island of Eroda that we all wanted to visit and the fantastic Adore You video.

Then came possibly Harry’s most moving ballad since Sweet Creature, with his release of Falling, a song where he bears his soul in this raw and honest track which was accompanied by a simple but visually stunning music video.

Watermelon Sugar became the breakaway summer hit of 2020. It was everywhere, the video for the track was filmed on the same beach Harry shot one of One Direction’s very first music videos. Watermelon Sugar was a video “dedicated to touching”.

Golden was the next offering from Fine Line, a song that never fails to make you smile and put you in a good mood.

The final offering from Harry’s grammy-nominated album came on January 1st. Treat People With Kindness, a song and a mantra Harry lives by and continues to inspire others to do the same. The video was shot in early 2020 and features Phoebe Waller-Bridge, in a choreographed extravaganza.

Let us know which song of Harry’s is your absolute favourite on Twitter!