Olivia

Album: Made in the A.M. (2015)
Charted: 72 87
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Songfacts®:

  • Harry Styles wrote this tune with frequent collaborators Julian Bunetta and John Ryan. So who is this Olivia that Harry has penned a song about? Could it be Me And Earl And The Dying Girl actress Olivia Cooke, whom he gave a piggyback ride for during 1D's Autumn Term tour video?

    According to Harry the song is "not necessarily" about a girl. "It doesn't have to be so literal," he insisted during One Direction's First Listen Party, adding that it could be about a place or even a feeling.
  • The strings were recorded at London's iconic Abbey Road studio, where The Beatles recorded their albums.
  • The female name Olivia alludes to the olive branch, which is traditionally a symbol of peace or victory and was historically worn by brides and virgins. Other songs with Olive in the title include:

    "Ode To Olivia" by Stella Parton

    "Princess Olivia" by Al Stewart

    "Something Like Olivia" by John Mayer.

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