It is no secret that One Direction Infection has taken over and has been festering in the hearts of teenage girls all over the world. This “infection” is due to the good looks, sweet lyrics, and gravity-defying hair of the members of the British boy band, One Direction. For those of you that don’t know who One Direction is (you must live under a rock), they are an ever so popular British boy band that was formed via The X Factor back in 2010. Recently, One Direction’s super star status has been spread throughout the United States and has produced a slew of shrieking teenage fans known as the Directioners.
A dear friend of mine has been a Directioner for quite some time now, spewing countless facts about the members of the band at the drop of a hat, and I initially judged her for it. The boys, Liam, Louis, Zayn, Harry, and Niall, range from the ages of 18-20, and are incredibly adorable and charming (with those British accents, how could they not be?!), so I understood, but did not agree with, the appeal. Upon actually listening to some of their songs, watching interviews, and listening to my friend share 1D facts, I have succumbed to the fandom. I would not consider myself a full out Directioner, but I am definitely becoming a fan.
The boys have incredibly catchy songs, such as their breakout singles What Makes You Beautiful and One Thing. Besides having a solid hand at producing catchy pop jingles, the band can whip out a pretty good ballad. Their song Moments, written by VH1 You Ought to Know Artist Ed Sheeran, is an incredibly touching song about a boy’s struggles after his girlfriend passes away. Not only does the song have sweet lyrics, but all of the boys sound really good! By creating tunes that show various aspects of the band’s abilities, 1D can only grow stronger as a band and gain more screaming fans. If you have heard their songs but are not a Directioner yet, you can stop pretending to think they are overrated and stupid. It is only a matter of time until you are infected.
*Every Monday I am going to try and post something related to music/ suggest music to listen to. It will be called Music Monday!