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Album’s Singles Review: One Direction “Up All Night”



After a longĀ break without boybands heard on radio, One Direction came to bring boyband back in music industry. It started with their stint as contestants after being formed in UK X-Factor by star maker Simon Cowell. Their success started through this debut album of them “Up All Night”. The album has sugary pop sound with pop/rock hooks. The album is a huge number one hit in the US and top ten in many countries. In their country, United Kingdom, the album peaked at number 2 but it became multiple platinum there.

What Makes You Beautiful
This song has started it all for the guys. The powerpop song is very catchy which led the guys to success. Its music video with the guys in the beach had a number of parodies. The so g went to number one in United Kingdom, and went multiplatinum in United States when it went to top 5.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Gotta Be You
One Direction toned down a bit in this smooth ballad. It is pleasing to the ear with such easy listening to this song. TheĀ  music video is very simple too which the guys went to the woods. The song may have not reached the Billboard Hot 100, maybe due to “What Makes You Beautiful” still breaking radio. It became their second top 3 in the UK though.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

One Thing
“One Thing” had became the group’s second big hit from “Up All Night”. I love the song’s catchiness as it sounds like a bouncy clone of “What Makes You Beautiful”. The song became the group’s third UK top ten and second US top 40. It was widely received in Asia. It went on to sell millions of downloads.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

More than This
This was the last single from “Up All Night” and a nice way to end the album as single. However, the song was not a hit as it was not a real official single. It is a beautiful ballad and the synth add up to the song’s beauty.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Credits: Wikipedia / Billboard / OCC
Video from YouTube / OneDirectionVEVO