*credits to my cousin Jaanvi for keeping me company while I wrote this*
hello my bestiesssss
happy 1D day!!!!!
very bittersweet because obviously they are not together at the moment *wooowwwww nobody knew that*.
I do still believe in a reunion because Niall and Liam basically confirmed it and I trust them (honestly I don’t because they said 18 months and look where we are now but whatever lol I’m willing to give them another chance).
Anyways, in honour of 11 lovely years, here is me talking about my top 11 One Direction songs (in no particular order) with two honourable mentions because I feel bad for the songs I don’t pick that I still love.
What Makes You Beautiful (DUH)
What Makes You Beautiful is iconic and a classic so you know I have to start off the list with it. Can’t believe the first thing we heard them sing from an original song was “you’re insecure” ’cause like yeah I know but did I ask guys 🙄 In short, I’m never going to stop jamming to WMYB. (I am mad that Louis and Niall never got a solo though, that was extremely rude).
What A Feeling
THIS SONG. I need to someday drive in a convertible at sunset in summer with the roof down with my best friend and me blaring this song while singing it at the top of our lungs. It’s very specific but it has to happen because this song is such a good carefree song with a guitar riff in the background that is so *chef’s kiss* and perfect harmonies. This song is my best friend Noelle and I’s song because we found out that we both really love it so that makes it even more important to me lol. She’s gonna be the one in the car with me in the previously mentioned scenario 😚.
Strong is so 😭😭 I love Strong very very much because idk it’s just so asjsjsdh and I’m in love with the whole chorus but the line “you make me strong” really pushes it over the edge. I had a phase where this song was on repeat and later found out that my friend Simran had that phase for a while too so that solidified its place in my heart because the fact that both of us were unknowingly obsessed with the same song is pretty cool.
18!! ALSO!! OWNS!! A PIECE!! OF MY!! HEART!!!!! Yeah I hope that says everything. It’s just so sweet and romantic, plus I love the line “all I can do is say that these arms were made for holding you” because how could you not? 🌹 Oh and who could forget “we took a chönce”.
At first I didn’t really love Hey Angel and thought it was kinda boring (😤) but now it’s one of my favourites so I’m glad I came to my senses. Literally everyone’s voices sound so good in this song and the rasp in Harry’s voice in “to come to the other siiiiide” gives me life. Omg and the bridge is bridge city because it starts off already great with Liam and then Louis decides to bless us with his harmony and take the bridge to another level. Thank you for writing this masterpiece Louis and Liam 🥰
Olivia is a very summery-springy song that’s super ☺️💞🦋✨🐝🌹 and because of that I love it. The violins and slight trumpets in the song are so prettyyyy. Apparently there were meant to be horns in the chorus but then they took them out 😐 what was that for 😐
I think we can all agree that Zayn owns Right Now, it’s literally Zayn feat. everyone else because he carries the choruses and the bridge. Plus his vocals are always on point so thanks bestie. The fact that Louis starts this song makes it so much better because his 1D days voice is very comforting to me for some reason and in this song he sounds perfect.
If I Could Fly
If I Could Fly 😭😭 Who doesn’t love a good sad love song? This song is so sad but I just really love it because it’s super stripped down with just the piano and then it starts to like build up from the bridge. Once again everyone sounds amazing in this song and I literally have nothing else to say except … ouch.
I don’t know why I love Midnight Memories so much but I just do. The pop/rock combination in the song is so great and I remember being obsessed with it years ago. It’s a very very fun song and I’m never gonna stop loving it, that’s for sure. I’d also consider this another bridge city because Harry and Niall slayed it 😌.
Steal My Girl
Steal My Girl mostly holds sentimental value because I remember vibing to it with my mom when I was like 10. I do still love the song though but I am aware that it definitely is not one of their best so my views on it are probably biased. It reminds me of simpler times ☺️💞
Don’t think anyone expected Temporary Fix to be on here but here we are 😊😶 I just think it’s cool how they kind of tested the waters of rock music and did it pretty well in my opinion because the melody and vibe and all are pretty cool. I wish they would’ve at least released some kind of rock album or even an EP before going on hiatus because I would’ve LOVED that (me acting like I listen to rock music at all. I’m just kind of enjoying the vibe lately because I love drums and the electric guitar ahhhh).
Through The Dark
Through The Dark really deserved to be on the list and it definitely would have if it was my top 12 1D songs so just keep that in mind. There’s just something about the song that I find very comforting and it’s funny because the song just randomly grew on me out of nowhere.
aaand the final song on this post is the lovely Girl Almightyyy. I might not have a clue what 80% of this song means (Her light is as loud as as many ambulances as it takes to save a saviour? She floats through the room on a big balloon?) but it’s still a great song to dance around to. Me and my mom love listening to it in the car while aggressively dancing to it and asking each other what the lyrics mean for the 57th time. I actually listened to it before my exams this year to get more hyped and confident lol, I’d say it worked. So here’s to staying young and made of lightning ⚡️
*Formal apology to the Take Me Home album because I didn’t include any songs from it. Still love you*
And that, my loves (my loves???), is the end of my 11 years of 1D post.
I hope you guys enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it and please please PLEASE comment your favourite One Direction songs below because I love seeing what everyone’s favourites are ☺️✨ If you haven’t heard any of the songs I mentioned, I highly recommend you listen to them because I’m crazy for them.
A random question to end this post: What Night Changes date would you go on? (from the music video) and guess which one I’d pick lol.
Also, for the heck of it, here’s a picture of me and my mom with the 1D wax figures in London back in like 2015.
Loads of love and reminiscing-ness,
(p.s. it would mean the world if you checked out my covers ☺️ gonna post a 1d one soon when I can finish it lol)