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Which One Direction Debut Solo Single Is the Best? Vote!
Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan of One Direction perform onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 20, 2014 in Las Vegas.
May 19 marks a fairly monumental day in the world of One Direction fans.Â Liam Payne officially released his first single "Strip That Down," the final solo launch from the 1D guys. Payne's bumping Quavo-featuring track presents the firstÂ hip-hop vibe from a One Direction member, as Zayn MalikÂ went moreÂ of an R&B route when he left the group with "Pillowtalk"Â (and the rest of his album,Â Mind of Mine). Exactly eight months after Malik'sÂ first single was released, Niall Horan surprised fans with the sweet, acoustic "This Town" on Sept. 29 -- much different than his former bandmate's direction. Those differences continued with Louis Tomlinson, who dropped the Steve Aoki-assisted EDM track "Just Hold On" in DecemberÂ and brought yet another genre to the One Direction solo portfolios. And when it came time for Harry Styles to unveil his initial single in April, "Sign of the Times," Directioners saw rock thrown into the mix as well. So between the five One Direction guys, we have hip-hop, R&B, acoustic singer/songwriter, dance and rock. Which member packed the biggest punch on their debut, though?
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