Adele’s Greatest Hits

Claire Miles
Jun 30, 2022

In the world of music, Adele needs no introduction. Adele has been one of the greatest artists ever and her rise to fame in the past two decades has been gargantuan. The British chanteuse can make just about any song amazing with her powerful vocals, which is why it’s difficult to narrow down any list that seeks to capture those songs that are genuinely her “greatest”.

To start off, nothing comes close to Adele’s Rolling in The Deep. It’s not often that a breakup song takes us to church, but “Rolling in the Deep” has gospel overtones that make it as haunting and beautiful as it is catchy and spiteful toward Adele’s elusive ex. The song went on to sell approximately 21 million units worldwide, making it one of the most successful digital singles of all time, and it was nominated for Grammys for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Short Form Music Video.

Recording artist Adele performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards

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Coming up next is Someone Like You. A truly melancholic song that is nothing short of what can be considered a masterpiece. Someone Like You, a simple piano ballad in which Adele ruminates on trusting in life after love, became the emotional centerpiece of 21. Someone Like You became Adele’s first UK Number 1 hit and is possibly her most well-known song, thanks to a stunning live performance at the 2011 Brit Awards.

Finally, last but not the least comes the evergreen song Hello. Hello was probably one of the biggest and most hit songs by Adele and earned her billions of views. Although it did not hit the charts at first, after re-releasing with a dark music video to match, Hello helped her reclaim her reign after a few years away. Hello more than earned its smash status with its booming production and super-sized chorus.