Did You Know?

Interesting facts and trivia about Olivia. By 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.

Top Listeners

Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Olivia.
4/4Time Signature


The album Olivia is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released Olivia.
Syco Music
(P) 2015 Simco Limited under exclusive licence to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

See your Spotify stats (with number of plays and minutes listened) and discover new music.

Music data, artist images, album covers, and song previews are provided by Spotify. Spotify is a trademark of Spotify AB.