Originally from Tottenham in London, Adele Adkins is arguably one of the most successful female artists in the music industry today, with numerous awards and hit singles under her belt. A strong blues/soul vocal style combined with moving and emotional lyrics are what make Adele such a powerful singer and her songs so relatable. We’ve chosen 11 of her top tracks, which cover a range of themes; from first heartbreak to her desire to find herself through music.
In true Adele power-ballad fashion, this song is all about the artist’s effort to reconnect with herself after a journey of self-discovery.
Rolling In The Deep
This rhythmic and catchy tune is packed full of fiery feistiness – the perfect antidote for a painful breakup.
Someone Like You
One of Adele’s biggest tear-jerkers, this song’s raw emotion lends a touching vulnerability to the singer.
Set Fire To The Rain
This punchy song gradually ascends to a passionate chorus – heartbreak has never been so melodramatic.
Written and performed specially for the eponymous Bond film, this song beautifully showcases Adele’s sultry and soulful vocals.
Make You Feel My Love
A cover taken from Bob Dylan’s album Time Out Of Mind, Adele has revealed that the sentimental lyrics helped her work out what she wanted to say in her own songs.
Rumour Has It
A bluesy toe-tapper with a catchy chorus that instantly makes you want to sing along.
Take It All
A slow and sad melody on piano accompanied by some rich and earthy vocals give this song a beautifully melancholy feel.
One of Adele’s debut songs, Hometown Glory employs her signature simple blues style to make sure that the significance of her lyrics remain clear.
A passionate ballad about first heartbreak, this soulful song speaks to many and resonates with all.
When We Were Young
Another track from Adele’s latest album 25, this powerful song is another fantastic example of how every single one of Adele’s lyrics seems to come from somewhere real.