Ally Brooke captured everyone’s attention during her original “On My Knees” audition performance on “The X Factor USA.” Once the music stopped, she continued singing a cappella and blew everyone away with her stunning vocal control, power, and range. Simon Cowell called it accurately when he said, “I think we’re looking at a future star here.”
Ally went on to become an international superstar as a part of the “X-Factor”-formed girl group, Fifth Harmony. As the shortest member of the group, the petite vocalist continued to dazzle live concert audiences all over the globe with the amount of power and passion she poured into her performances. Fifth Harmony’s singles hit the Top 40, Top 10 and also topped charts in multiple countries.
The group’s debut album, Reflection, produced hits like “Boss,” “Sledgehammer” and “Worth It” featuring Kid Ink. Their sophomore follow-up, 7/27, spawned more hits like their highest U.S.-charting single “Work From Home” and “All in My Head (Flex)” featuring Fetty Wap. Finally, their eponymous third studio album peaked as high as No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S., No. 10 in the UK and topped the Spanish albums chart.
Ally Brooke launched her solo career after Fifth Harmony went on hiatus in May 2018. She has signed a solo record deal with Latium Entertainment/Atlantic Records and released several collab singles including “Perfect” with Topic and “Vamonos” with Kris Kross Amsterdam and Messiah.
The award-winning singer-songwriter’s solo career is blasting off and fans can’t wait for her highly-anticipated debut solo album. Check out our ranking of Ally Brooke’s seven best lyrics below.
7. “Miss Movin’ On”
This track carries a lot of significance for Fifth Harmony, as it’s the lead single from their debut EP Better Together and their first song to hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It is an empowering breakup single about looking ahead to a brighter future.
Best Lyrics: “I’m not the way that I used to be/I took the record off repeat/You killed me, but I survived/And now I’m coming alive”
6. “Boss” (Stylized “BO$$)
“BO$$” is another Fifth Harmony song boasting a female empowerment theme. It’s the lead single from the group’s 2015 debut album Reflection. It brilliantly highlights 5H’s infectious blend of dance-pop-hip hop and R & B. The song peaked at No. 37 on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40. Fans and critics alike love the track’s bold message.
Best Lyrics: ” C-O-N-F-I-D-E-N-T/That's me, I'm confident/Don't want yo compliments/Use common sense/I'm on my Michelle Obama”
5. “Brave Honest Beautiful”
This Meghan Trainor collab track is featured on the deluxe edition of Reflection. The girls are sending a lyrical reminder to their fans that they’re “brave, honest and beautiful.” The song has a strong, catchy beat and the positive message it projects is fantastic.
Best Lyrics: “Don't go and waste your precious time/With all the nonsense on your mind/No, don't criticize yourself no more/You got a smile worth fighting for”
4. “Scared of Happy”
This song stands out in Fifth Harmony’s catalog because it shows a rare, vulnerable side to the girls who are known for standing up for who they are and never settling for disrespect. It hails from 7/27 and the group’s signature harmonies shine in the chorus.
Best Lyrics: “I'm afraid of nothing, I'm afraid of no one/Used to be fearless, why am I scared of happy?/Scared of happy”
3. “Work From Home”
“Work From Home” features Ty Dolla $ign and hails from 7/27. The catchy, empowering song became Fifth Harmony’s highest U.S. charting single, hitting No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Mainstream Top 40, Dance/Mix Show Airplay and Rhythmic charts. It also helped Fifth Harmony score a Collaboration of the Year American Music Award and Best Collaboration MTV Video Music Award.
It’s a sultry, suggestive song about what’s going to happen at home after “work, work, work, work, work”
Best Lyrics: “Let's put it into motion/I'ma give you a promotion”
Ally’s performance of this hot-blooded Spanish language collab single feat. Kris Kross Amsterdam and Messiah at the 2018 ALMAs was hip-shaking fun. She also performed the track at the 2018 Fusion Festival. Like her Fifth Harmony features, the song showcases everything that makes Ally Brooke a star in her own right, from her undeniable vocal power and expression to her confident command of the stage.
Best Lyrics: “Ellos se confunden porque puedo/Puedo ser mujer y no tengo miedo” Google translation: “They get confused because I can be a woman and I’m not afraid.”
Ally Brooke teamed with Topic for this bold, empowering single of her own, which she performed on “Wild 'N Out” in celebration of International Women’s Day to widespread critical acclaim. The song is ultimately about loving yourself the way you are, which many people struggle with.
Ally talked about its meaning on Instagram on the day of the track’s release saying, “I hope this song brings light to those in a low place, where things seem hopeless. I hope it can uplift those who are hurting. And I hope you can be inspired to truly love who you are."
Best Lyrics: There's always gonna be somebody smarter/Someone prettier who works a little harder/Someone that who ain't afraid to take it farther/And everytime I feel like I ain't really worth it/Then you say I'm perfect”