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I Ranked All the Songs on ‘Fine Line’ and it Was the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done

This album really has no skips, but someone had to be the one to create a ranking.

12. Watermelon Sugar

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Arguably the song of the summer, "Watermelon Sugar" is, without a doubt, a bop; it was even Harry’s first #1 on the Billboard Music Charts! However, to get it there, fans held countless streaming parties and by the end, everyone was over this upbeat number. Plus, it is not as musically and lyrically genius as the rest of the album.

11. Treat People With Kindness

"Treat People With Kindness" is a great song, but it is also one of those songs I have to be in the mood to listen to. Still better than "Watermelon Sugar", in my opinion though.

10. Canyon Moon

This folky song is very catchy and has a great message to boot—with Styles talking about being away from the one he loves, but wanting nothing more than to return to them and reminisce on their time together. Cute message, cute lyrics, cute song. 

9. Sunflower, Vol. 6

There’s no real explanation as to why I put "Sunflower" at number 9. When creating this ranking, it just seemed to fit here. It’s a great song, and fun to dance along to, but not one of my favorites. 

8. Adore You 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Anyone who doesn’t like "Adore You" is lying. I can’t help but sing along anytime I hear it come on. Plus, extra points to Harry and his creative team for creating an entire fake island and promoting it for the sake of the music video.

7. Cherry

Now we are getting into the depressing songs on the album. Next we have one you either love or you hate. I, personally, love it. If you just got your heart broken, this is the song for you. It has deep lyrics and a calming melody that leads to an overall great listening experience. (Plus his screams at the end—10/10 recommend)

6. Fine Line

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Most fans will say that "Fine Line" is the saddest song on the album, and they wouldn’t be lying. Though it contains a repetitive chorus, the verses of the song tell the tale of heartbreak and still loving someone even if you know it isn’t working out. However, the ending takes a turn for the better, with the repetitive, “We’ll be a fine line” changing to “We’ll be alright,” with the music becoming upbeat and hopeful.

5. Lights Up

"Lights Up" was the first single from this album and it spawned a new era for Harry Styles. The iconic lyric “Do you know who you are?” was a huge marketing campaign and was seen on posters all throughout major cities. Styles even made a website with the same name just to give out compliments to the fans in keeping with the song’s theme of self-acceptance. This one is bound to get stuck in your head for days.

4. Falling

Next up we have another single that is bound to make you cry. Maybe don’t listen to this one right after a heartbreak. The haunting lyrics and powerful melody make for an intense power ballad that is bound to have you feeling quite emotional. In my opinion, I think this is sadder than "Fine Line", but there are some who disagree. What do you think?

3. She

Straying away from sad songs, next up is "She". Recently part of a Tik Tok trend, this is a great song to listen to if you need an extra boost of confidence. To me, this song gives off classic rock vibes and is complete with a two-minute guitar solo by Harry’s guitarist Mitch Rowland.

2. To Be So Lonely

It may be a bit controversial to have this song this high up, but I have to say, it’s one of my favorites. Another song about heartbreak, this number has a catchy beat and catchier lyrics. I can’t really explain why I like it so much; I just have a gut feeling that it belongs this high. 

1. Golden

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In my opinion, this is the best song on this album, hands down. The first song on the album, "Golden" is an upbeat number with Styles comparing the object of his affection to the sun. With beautiful lyrics and a beautiful message, it’s hard not to like this song. Fans even have rumors that it will be Styles’ next single, so fingers crossed!

Did you agree with my ranking? What would you change?

 

Kayla is a sophomore at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She is studying Advertising and Marketing Communications and hopes eventually go into Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing. Growing up in Staten Island, the "forgotten borough", Kayla is no stranger to city life and grew up taking regular trips to Manhattan. You can usually find her exploring the city with friends or watching the latest musical to hit Broadway. You can also find her on Instagram @kaylaacariffe
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