Last night I watched One Direction – This is Us movie with my besties, and it was so much fun! Luckily for you, it’s been been perfectly blogged about already – you’ll feel like you were watching the film with us.
Now, as we all know, boybands are a fantastic asset to the world of popular arts. But One Direction are the best in the world right now!
One Direction have all the qualities I look for in the perfect boyband –
1. They don’t take themselves too seriously
In the This Is Us film, Niall dresses up as a disgruntled bearded Glaswegian usher at the O2 arena and rants at the fans about how much he dislikes One Direction. At one point the boys push a wheelie bin around another generic backstage area, and then Harry’s face pokes out from inside the lid.
The boys have made no secret of the fact that they think dance routines are stupid. It fun to watch them parodising typical boy band routines, which they rocked as early on as their One Thing video. In rehearsals for their world tour, their silly made up dance moves are so cute and funny to watch.
The Best Song Ever video is genius. The first time I saw it, I had no idea that the two Hollywood bigshots were Niall and Louis. And Harry in glasses is just straight up fabulous. And Zayn makes for a very hot looking lady, but we’d guessed that already.
2. Their music is really good
I’ve never been a fan of a romantic ballad. Especially a boy band romantic ballad, where during the dramatic key change, the boys in questions get up from their chairs and sing the heartfelt crescendo to the screams of the audience. Do I dislike boy and ballads because they are cliched and hackneyed? Maybe that’s a part of it, but the sad truth of it is that I find them boring. I like a song I can dance to.
So. One Direction have sung a few ballads, but unlike for example Westlife, they don’t make up the majority of their discography. They make wonderful songs that I can sing along to, dance like an idiot to, that make me feel happy. I particularly like their song Kiss You because at once it sounds totally retro but fresh, all at the same time. I like how the rhythm of the chorus is so different to the verse, I love that juxtaposition.
And the other thing that people forget is that One Direction don’t have a lead singer, like so many boy bands tend to. All of them have a go, which I appreciate. There are debates online about who has the best voice.
3. Harry Styles is a superstar
Harry, Harry, Harry.
He is effortlessly stylish. He moves around the stage in skintight jeans like a teenage Jagger. He is incredibly charming. He’s already a superstar, and he doesn’t care. I think that’s what makes him such a star. He doesn’t try too hard to be cool. You can’t imagine him analysing what to tweet next. He’s just being his adorable self at all times, and I appreciate that.
Another thing about Harry – he’s incredibly likeable. He seems to get on with everyone he meets. In the This is Us film, he goes back to the bakery where he works and has a laugh with his ex-coworkers. And the next time you read about him, he’ll be in the front row at London Fashion Week laughing the same laugh.
MY ONE DIRECTION TOP THREES
1. Kiss You
2. Heart Attack
3. Best Song Ever
3. Liam, Louis, Niall HOWCANICHOOSEI’MNOTDOINGTHISANYMORE