Our top 10 Jess Glynne songs list digs deep into the music of a Grammy Award-winning English artist famed for her awe-inspiring vocals and striking songs. Jess Glynne had her passion for music grow when she in her early teenage years. When she was fifteen, Jess Glynne applied for the TV show The X Factor to showcase Britain and her magnificent music talent. However, she dropped out of the auditions after disagreeing with the producers.
Jess Glynne shelved her music career only to revive it later after traveling the world. This was majorly influenced by a job she took in a music management firm. Jess Glynne interacted with tons of producers, singers, and songwriters thanks to the job. Eventually, she rekindled the urge to start a musical career. She would then take several years to sharpen her musical skills.
This included taking a short music course at Access Creative College. Jess Glynne met producer Bless Beats and English musician Jin Jin at the music college, with whom she worked with later in life. After being awarded a recording contract by Atlantic Records, Jess Glynne quit her job to fully concentrate on her music career. Among her first releases was “My Love,” a song by Route 94 featuring Jess Glynne on the vocals.
“My Love” rose to number one on the UK Singles Chart, bringing Jess Glynne fame. Her vocal capabilities attracted the attention of the British band Clean Bandit. Clean Bandit featured Jess Glynne’s vocals on their successful hit “Rather Be.” The song was a success, becoming the most streamed song in 2014. “Rather Be” was also 2014’s third fastest-selling single.
Jess Glynne won her first Grammy Award for the Best Dance Recording with the massively successful hit “Rather Be.” Her success came before she even started releasing her own music. July 2014, Jess Glynne released “Right Here,” her debut single. Clean Bandit once again collaborated with Jess Glynne for the release of the hit “Real Love.”
In 2015, Jess Glynne concentrated majorly on her solo music projects. It all commenced with the release of her single “Hold My Hand.” Later in August, Jess Glynne released her debut album, I Cry When I Laugh (2015). The album rose to number one on the UK Albums Chart. Album sales soared bigger with time, earning Jess Glynne a triple Platinum certification, a rare feat for a debut album.
After turning down auditions on The X Factor, Jess Glynne returned as a judge in October 2015. With her fame growing daily, more artists knocked on her door for the release of collaborative hits. Jess Glynne worked with multiple artists, including MO, Tinie Tempah, Little Mix, and Rudimental. Later, she released her sophomore album, Always in Between (2018). The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.
Jess Glynne has totaled seven number one hits on the UK Singles Chart. This placed her atop of all female solo artists with the most number-one songs on the chart. The aggressiveness in her vocals has aided her release of striking songs, making her one of the most expressive artists. Her career has been so magnificent that she has become one of the most influential figures in the music scene.
Jess Glynne has cited Whitney Houston, Sam Cooke, Etta James, and Adele as her inspiration for her transcendent vocal style. Lauryn Hill, Kendrick Lamar, and Jay-Z are among her influences on songwriting. With only two studio albums on her name, there is more to expect from this English-born singer. Here we present the best Jess Glynne songs from her short but magnificent music career.
#10 – Home
Ushering us to the top 10 Jess Glynne songs is the hit “Home.” The song is featured on Jess Glynne’s deluxe version of I Cry When I Laugh (2015). This poignant pop song was co-written by Jess Glynne, producer Bless Beats, and Jin Jin. Jess Glynne had previously met the two when attending the music college. Lyrics to this hit allude to abandoning the past, which in most cases prevents many from moving on.
#9 – One Touch ft. Jax Jones
“One Touch” is a collaborative hit between Jess Glynne and English songwriter and record producer Jax Jones. Released as a standalone single, “One Touch” is featured as a bonus hit on Always in Between (2018). The song finds Jess Glynne singing about admiration for her lover. “One Touch” rose to number nineteen on the UK Singles Chart.
#8 – Ain’t Got Far to Go
Coming in at number eight is the melodic hit “Ain’t Got Far to Go.” The song was penned by Jess Glynne, Starsmith, Knox Brown, and Jin Jin. “Ain’t Got Far to Go” has sold over two hundred thousand copies in the UK, where it rose to number forty-five on the UK Singles Chart. Starsmith helped Jess Glynne with the production of this song. The producer is also known for his magnificent production of some of Ellie Goulding’s songs.
#7 – Right Here
“Right Here” is a musical gem that rose to number six on the UK Singles Chart. The song was her official debut single released after successfully collaborating with Route 94 and Clean Bandit. “Right Here” finds the artists singing about a lover. Most songs on the album I Cry When I Laugh (2015) allude to her relationship and heartbreak after a breakup with a girl she loved.
#6 – All I Am
Number six on our top 10 Jess Glynne songs is the hit “All I Am.” The song is featured on her sophomore album Always in Between (2018). “All I Am” is an exuberant hit that finds the singer celebrating being in love. This shows positive progress in her relationship life following a heartbreak that inspired most songs from her debut album. Jess Glynne cannot help but sink in the feeling. The song peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart.
#5 – Thursday
Written by Jess Glynne, Steve Mac, and Ed Sheeran, “Thursday” is one of Jess Glynne’s favorite releases. The song is featured on Always in Between (2018). “Thursday” alludes to being yourself, and for Jess Glynne, this involves wearing her sweatpants and sipping drinks. The song rose to number three on the UK Singles Chart.
#4 – I’ll Be There
“I’ll Be There” was released as the lead single to Jess Glynne’s sophomore album. The song is her seventh number one hit on the UK Singles Chart. “I’ll Be There” was released after Jess Glynne featured on “These Days” by Rudimental, alongside Macklemore and Dan Caplen. The song finds the singer promising her availability when things get tough for a friend. “I’ll Be There” is based on how Jess Glynne and her friend Camille Purcell helped each other rise above their breakups.
#3 – Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself
Coming in at number three is the hit “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself.” The song is featured on the singer’s debut album I Cry When I Laugh (2015). “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself” finds Jess Glynne singing about the need to move on and be easy on oneself. The song was her fifth number one hit on the UK Singles Chart. It helped surpass the four number-one tracks on the UK Singles Chart record by Cheryl, once a member of Girls Aloud.
#2 – Take Me Home
“Take Me Home” is a musical gem from Jess Glynne’s debut album, I Cry When I Laugh (2015). The song was inspired by a young lady who broke Jess Glynne’s heart. Its lyrics allude to having a person who truly cares for you in your times of need. The song’s emotional and compassionate feel appropriated it for use as the charity single for BBC Children in Need 2015.
#1 – Hold My Hand
Number one on our top 10 Jess Glynne songs list is the hit “Hold My Hand.” The song is the lead single to Jess Glynne’s debut album, I Cry When I Laugh (2015). Jess Glynne revealed that her anxiety inspired the song. The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, marking her first number one hit as a solo artist. The song also rose to number eighty-six on the Billboard Hot 100.
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