Definitive Ranking of Halsey's 10 Biggest Singles
Halsey is a star—there's just no disputing it.
At only 25 years old, the pop singer already has one EP and three albums under her belt. Her honest music makes you want to play every tune again and again. Plus, her entire vibe is just plain cool. We wish we could pull off even one of her iconic styles, and look half as amazing as she does.
Of course, like every performer, Halsey's music has a hierarchy. Keep scrolling for our definitive ranking of Halsey's 10 biggest singles, from good to better to best.
10. 'Him & I'
When "Him & I" first came out, we were obsessed. At the time, Halsey and G-Eazy were the couple to watch, so a song that featured them both singing together about their relationship was the dream. However, the more we listened to it, the more the tune fell flat. It's not at all bad, but it feels a little dry and uninspired after a few listens. Then, Halsey and G-Eazy broke up and the entire song felt cursed. Who wants to listen to a tune about being in love when the people who wrote it no longer feel that way? Sorry, "Him & I," but you belong at the end of the list.
9. 'Now or Never'
"Now or Never" is okay, but it's not good. The song doesn't feel nearly as unique as Halsey's other standout tunes. In fact, the entire song just kind of fades into your consciousness and disappears. It could be playing in the background and you wouldn't even notice. There's nothing about the tune that makes your ears prick up and wonder what's playing. It could be a song written by anyone at any time, and that's not what we expect from Halsey.
"Graveyard" is a good Halsey tune, but there are simply better songs out there. The song talks about following someone you love anywhere, even if it's not the best thing for you. The lyrics are catchy and insightful, but the song itself becomes repetitive after a while. We like listening to the beginning, and then we're kind of over it.
7. 'Boy With Luv'
A BTS and Halsey collab? Sign us up, please! Again, this song is another dance-worthy tune that has us itching to get to our feet and swing our hips in time with the beat. While the song is fun and upbeat, the music video is the real star here. Watching the BTS crew dance out their signature moves alongside Halsey is perhaps one of the best things we've ever seen. We'll definitely listen to the song, but without the music video it's just not the same, which unfortunately places the entire tune a little lower on our list.
6. 'Bad at Love'
"Bad at Love" gets some serious points for being so relatable. After all, aren't we all a little bad at love? While the verses of this song are seriously impressive, the chorus is a little "eh." It grates on our ears sometimes and sort of breaks up the easy flow of the track. It's certainly not the worst Halsey tune, but it's also not our favorite.
"Eastside" combines the talents of Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid to create one incredible tune. The lyrics have a bit more meaning behind them as they discuss all the highs and lows of young love. However, the signature pop beat gives the song an easygoing feel. It makes you want to sway to the music and sing along, which is always the mark of an incredible tune.
Halsey collaborated on this track with The Chainsmokers and we immediately fell in love with their combined sound. Like most Chainsmokers songs, this tune just makes you want to dance. While it really should be knocked down a couple slots for being played on the radio a million times a day for months, we just can't do it. It's still so dang catchy, and Halsey's inclusion just makes the tune that much better.
3. 'You should be sad'
A new release, "You should be sad" sounds different from Halsey's other tunes. It's very much her—the lyrics are painfully honest and revealing—but the sound itself is fresh and totally addicting. She discusses her happiness at escaping a truly terrible relationship. It drags her ex with no lack of savagery, but simultaneously explains that she's totally okay. We can't get enough of this empowering tune.
"Nightmare" is everything. The tune carries a strong cultural significance, and Halsey's genuine anger at the state of the world shines through in every word. It challenges the status quo and encourages women everywhere to fight for more than just good enough. What's more, it embraces an angry, almost abrasive sound that Halsey doesn't often include in her music. It makes you want to bang your head and embrace your inner power—what could be better than that?
1. 'Without Me'
Topping the list, of course, is "Without Me." Earning Halsey her first No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 100 last year, "Without Me" documents the end of what was once an incredible relationship. Written after her breakup with G-Eazy, the song is simultaneously catchy and heartbreaking. The lyrics give an intimate look into a failing romance and the anger that accompanies that pain. It talks of giving your all to someone who then hurts you. The tune is relatable, honest and filled with passion, making it a song you want to hear again and again.
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