One Direction is an English-Irish pop boy band formed in London, England in 2010. The group is composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik left the group in March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Records after forming and finishing third in the seventh series of the British televised singing competition “The X Factor” in 2010. The songs of One Direction are popular, and they have a huge fan base. There are many listeners on Spotify and other platforms who listen to the band’s songs. They are one of the trending boy bands in the world.
Let’s have a look at the most popular songs of One Direction.
“Story of My Life” (2013)
“Story of My Life” is a song recorded by English-Irish boy band One Direction. It was released on 28 October 2013 by Syco Music and Columbia Records as the second single from the group’s third studio album, ‘Midnight Memories’. Written by band members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson, along with Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott, John Ryan, and Hanoch Dagan. The lyrics speak of a tumultuous relationship, leading to lament and heartbreak. [Source: www.rollingstone.com]
“Best Song Ever” (2013)
“Best Song Ever” is a song recorded by One Direction. It was released on 22 July 2013 by Syco as the lead single from the group’s third studio album, ‘Midnight Memories’. The song was written and composed by Wayne Hector, Ed Drewett, Matt Rad, along with the band’s regular collaborators Julian Bunetta and John Ryan. “Best Song Ever” debuted and peaked at number two on both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100, making it their highest-charting single in the United States to date.
“What Makes You Beautiful” (2011)
“What Makes You Beautiful” is the debut single by One Direction. It served as their debut single and lead single from their debut studio album, ‘Up All Night’. Written by Savan Kotecha and producer Rami Yacoub, the song was released by Syco Records on 11 September 2011. The uptempo power pop track features a prominent guitar-based chorus and riff. The middle eight consists of a “na na na” hook. The song was a commercial success, reaching number one in several countries.
“Night Changes” (2014)
“Night Changes” is a song recorded by One Direction. It was written by the band alongside Jamie Scott, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan, while the production was handled by Bunetta and Ryan. The song was released on 14 November 2014 as the second and final single from their fourth studio album, ‘Four’. A moderate commercial success, the song is one of the band’s most critically acclaimed, receiving praise for contemplating the fleeting nature of life with depth and maturity.
“Kiss You” (2013)
“Kiss You” is a song recorded by One Direction for their second studio album, ‘Take Me Home’. It was released as the record’s second single in Germany, and the third and final single on 7 January 2013. The song was composed by Kristoffer Fogelmark, Kristian Lundin, Albin Nedler, Savan Kotecha, Shellback and its producers, Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub. “Kiss You” is an upbeat power pop song with electronic effects, the lyrics detail the narrator’s infatuation with a significant other. Critics praised the song for its production, calling it a stand-out track on ‘Take Me Home’. [Source: www.insider.com]
“Steal My Girl” (2014)
“Steal My Girl” is a song written and recorded by One Direction. It is the lead single from their fourth studio album, ‘Four’. It was released worldwide on 29 September 2014. The single was written by band members Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne and regular collaborators Jonathan Cain, Wayne Hector, John Ryan, Ed Drewett and Julian Bunetta. It was produced by Julian Bunetta, John Ryan and Pär Westerlund. They also performed this song for the first time on their fourth concert tour, the On the Road Again Tour.
“Live While We’re Young” (2012)
“Live While We’re Young” is a song by One Direction, released as the lead single from their second studio album, ‘Take Me Home’. Written by Savan Kotecha and its producers, Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk, the song was released by Syco Records on 28 September 2012. The track is an uptempo, upbeat bubblegum pop song which features rock undertones, vocal harmonies, hand claps, prominent electric guitar riffs, and repetitive synthesizers. The song received mostly positive reviews from critics, who centered on its omnipresence and jubilant nature.
“History” is a song by One Direction. It was released on 6 November 2015 as the third and final single from their fifth studio album, ‘Made in the A.M.’. It was also the final single released by the group before their hiatus began in January 2016, with members of the band focusing on their solo projects. “History” peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart.
“Drag Me Down” (2015)
“Drag Me Down” is a song recorded by One Direction as the lead single for their fifth studio album, ‘Made in the A.M.’. The song was released worldwide on 31 July 2015 and was the band’s first song since Zayn Malik’s departure earlier that same year. “Drag Me Down” debuted atop the charts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Austria, Australia, and New Zealand. It became the group’s first number one single in France and Australia, as well as their fourth number one in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It debuted at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and won the fan-voted ‘Best Video Award’ at the 2016 Brit Awards.
“Perfect” is a song by British-Irish boy band One Direction. Released on 16 October 2015 as the second song from their fifth studio album ‘Made in the A.M.’, it debuted at number one in Ireland, and reached the top 10 in several countries, including the United Kingdom, United States, France, New Zealand and Australia. The song was written by members Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, along with the band’s regular collaborators, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan, among others. [Source: www.usatoday.com]