Every Fifth Harmony Solo Single, Ranked: Critics' Picks

Every Fifth Harmony Solo Single, Ranked: Critics' Picks


Though the women of Fifth Harmony introduced their hiatus in March, all of them have stayed busy engaged on their particular person careers. While there's plain disappointment that we gained't be handled to group jams like "Work From Home" — no less than in the interim — they’ve supplied many notable solo bops within the meantime.

Camila Cabello's self-titled debut album, which dropped in Dec. 2016, sat atop the Streets Talkin 200 and boasted a No. 1 single ("Havana") on the Hot 100 from the undertaking. Normani's Khalid-assisted "Love Lies" hit No. 2 over the summer season, and Lauren Jauregui's "Expectations," out in the present day (Oct. 24) stands as a formidable official entry into her solo profession.

Below, check out a rating of the singles that the women of 5H have launched as solo artists. Note: The musician have to be both the lead artist or one of many lead artists to qualify for this checklist. Features and promotional singles have been excluded.

15. Dinah Jane, RedOne, Daddy Yankee & French Montana, “Boom Boom”

This Latin-inspired tune — and its star energy — led it to a No. 24 peak on the Hot Latin songs chart in October 2017. The monitor is upbeat and enjoyable, however Dinah Jane’s function doesn’t are available till across the 2:50 minute mark, which makes her fade in to the background. When lastly offered along with her solo time, the verse solely lasts a handful of bars earlier than transitioning again to the bridge.

14. Camila Cabello ft. Swae Lee, “Real Friends”

The remix to “Real Friends” provides a function courtesy of Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee. While the Auto-Tuned crooner provides a smoother ingredient to an in any other case bouncier monitor, the up to date model hardly detes from its authentic. Cabello’s first verse stays intact, as does her notable riffs on the tune’s remaining refrain.

13. Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes, “I Know What You Did Last Summer”

When Fifth Harmony stopped by Taylor Swift’s 1989 Tour, Cabello and Mendes met backstage collectively and ended up writing the guitar-based monitor “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and subsequently sparked romance rumors. It was the primary solo endeavor for Cabello, who left the group about one 12 months after the duet got here out.

12. Camila Cabello & Machine Gun Kelly, “Bad Things”

Another pre-5H-exit tune for Cabello, the pop star and MGK linked up on the seductive monitor “Bad Things” — which cleverly samples Fastball's "Out Of My Head" — and the accompanying video portraying a harmful relationship. Even although the monitor peaked at No. four on the Streets Talkin Hot 100, it sadly didn’t give Cabello a lot probability to shine exterior of the refrain.

11. Camila Cabello, “Crying within the Club”

Serving as her first solo single following her 5H departure in December 2016, the music video rapidly showcased Cabello’s capability to succeed on her personal. The open provides her chops loads of room to breathe earlier than leaping into the Sia-penned tune, which coincidentally sounds reasonably harking back to “Cheap Thrills.” Though the monitor didn’t make the ultimate lower of Camila, it peaked at No. 47 on the Hot 100.

10. Lauren Jauregui & Marian Hill, “Back to Me”

Jauregui paired up with Marian Hill for the sleek “Back To Me” in 2016, marking Jauregui's first solo enterprise. The tune options softer vocals for Jauregui, who is often the one belting out the excessive notes. However, the monitor confirmed how clean Jauregui's vocals are, and was a catchy preview into how versatile she could possibly be.

9. Camila Cabello & Pharrell Williams, “Sangria Wine”

Cabello and Pharrell Williams — who additionally collaborated on “Havana” — have been sitting on this monitor for a while earlier than sharing it with the world two months after the previous’s 21st birthday. Dubbed as an early candidate for tune of the summer season, the salsa-laced jam stirred up extra buzz for Cabello, simply in time for her to go out on tour with Taylor Swift.

eight. Lauren Jauregui & Steve Aoki, “All Night”

After “Back To Me,” Jauregui teamed up with producer Steve Aoki for his or her infectious monitor “All Night” in 2017, and the 2 created pure dance music magic. The bumping tune jumped to No. 9 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, and was accompanied by an epic video that includes Jauregui in a steamy evening membership scene.

7. Ally Brooke & Topic, “Perfect”

Ally Brooke went for an off-the-cuff gradual jam for her breakout solo single. Accompanied by Topic, the tune options lyrics highlighting insecurities in a relationship. While it isn’t a banger, per se, the tune completely highlights Ally’s highly effective vocal capability. The single, which peaked at No. 38 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, stands as Ally Brooke’s second solo endeavor, after her 2017 collaboration with Last Kings and A$AP Ferg — however her first because the lead artist.

6. Dinah Jane ft. Marc E. Bassy, Ty Dolla $ign, “Bottled Up”

In her debut solo single, Jane referred to as on each Marc E. Bassy and Ty Dolla $ign (boyfriend of Lauren Jauregui) for options. The club-friendly dance monitor doesn’t reinvent the wheel lyrically, but it surely’s a tune that’ll persist with the listener all day and that simply lends itself to repeat performs. With studies that Jane is working with a number of notable producers, “Bottled Up” serves as a promising begin to a solo profession.

5. Camila Cabello, “Never Be the Same”

As the opening monitor on Camila, “Never Be the Same” sings stardom from the primary verse. Boasting a mesmerizing synth-riddled beat, the ballad is an epic drug metaphor that’s simply as intoxicating as the connection that Cabello particulars. Her spectacular high-pitched vocals are on full show within the refrain however are suitably balanced with calmer verses.

four. Camila Cabello, “Consequences (Orchestra)”

The orchestral rendition of “Consequences” is achingly lovely in all the fitting methods: you’ll tear up, flip a somber smile simply on the corners of your mouth and get goosebumps in a single fell swoop. The music video does little to alleviate these feelings — nor ought to it — with Cabello strolling by way of probably the most excellent autumn day conceivable whereas picturing the highlights of a younger (and failed) love. The additional stripped-back model of the monitor merely furthers her spectacular vocals.

three. Lauren Jauregui, “Expectations”

Jauregui’s latest single merely calls for the world take her critically as a solo artist. The sultry monitor burns each lyric into the listener’s head — Jauregui’s barely raspy, twangy vocals accompany the backing guitar splendidly. Sure, she’s clearly obtained the massive pop hit as a part of her arsenal, however this fierce but susceptible facet opens up a complete totally different window of potentialities for the budding soloist.

2. Normani & Khalid, “Love Lies”

Though Cabello has seemingly created probably the most particular person buzz because the women of 5H headed their separate methods, don’t sleep on Normani — and should you do, don’t let Nicki Minaj learn about it. “Love Lies” firmly put Normani on the map, finessing her R&B groove with 21 Under 21 star Khalid. The monitor peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100 and has solely led to extra successes for her: in latest weeks she has nabbed options on Quavo and Jessie Reyez tracks and dropped a two-track EP with Calvin Harris.

1. Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug, “Havana”

It’s laborious to consider Cabello’s smash hit “Havana” was written in a single evening over sushi. The tune, written about Cabello’s youth in Havana, Cuba, earlier than transferring to Miami, went on to prime the Hot 100 in January and have become the longest run atop Streets Talkin's Pop Songs Chart by a feminine in 5 years. Of the Latin-inspired hit, Cabello informed Z100 that the Young Thug-assisted single was the “spotlight of my profession” — and to date, we couldn't agree extra.