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Are One Direction just another formulaic boy band or do they have something special? Tell us what you think!

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juanp_portero9 19 July, 2017 - 00:08

In my opinion, it's true that nowadays boybands as One Direction are so popular on teenagers but they're not really that good for winning a lot of awards. We can listen them saying that the lyrics are calculated for convince girls of how good they are, maybe this is good for cleaning boybands image but for me it's the definitive proof that his music is not good enough. I don't want to look like a hater, so I will say that for me boybands of this century are better than the past century ones.

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Mcweingo 19 July, 2017 - 00:07

Nowadays, a lot boybands have become so famous around the world, something that didn't happen in the past and I think 21th century is better for them than 20th.
They win almost the same money than a footballer and this is amazing, but I don't like so much this music, except gemeliers, who are a fantastic boyband from Spain and if you listen then for once, you will be addicted to their music at the moment.

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duzhixian8886 18 July, 2017 - 15:56

In this interview they talk about boy bands, they are very successful. In my opinion, attractive clothes and shoes can be interested in a large number of girls who are fashionable. But for me, neither the clothes or shoes can persuade me to cheer for them. Good voice is the most important of all. The band which I think is really worth me to admire is THE BEATLES. They are very fantastic that they had written a lot of famous song like <<Yesterday>> and <<Hey, Jude>>. All at all, the singers are all talented that they have abilities to make them famous.
Choose what you LOVE and LOVE what you choose!

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Lola12g 11 July, 2017 - 21:26

In this interview they talk about boybands, that are very succesful nowadays.
They talk about the esthetic of the boybands that are appealing for teenage girls.
They also talk about One Direction. Every One Direction member has a different style, but all of them are designed to look attractive to girls.
The lirics attrack teenage girls that feel insecure about themselfs.
One direction makes a lot of money due to all the merchandaise they sell, such as dolls, posters etc
Boybands are going to be succesful for a long time.

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lowlaw 24 June, 2017 - 15:11

well.. i dont think they have something special rather than the circumistancs they were through supported them as well as they have the factors for a successful boy band

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flaxa02 15 May, 2017 - 11:22

I think that they have great voices and a big talent and this is why so many people worldwide love their songs.

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goatpeanutlovergirl 12 October, 2016 - 14:02

I love One Direction.
They`re a really Special Boyband-not just a Group of some awsome Boys with a nice voice, they are a Group of some social and nice Boys with the best voice of all after me said.
My mom likes them too and we often listen together to some Songs made by them.
I know every song of them and also sing some of them...my father isn`t so happy about that.
The old Songs are the best ones i think.
The four Boys have a great voice, but with Zayn the Songs were completed.
Now the Songs of One Direction are a Little bit strange from the Songs with Zayn-but I like them too.
My biggest dream is a Meeting with Niall Horan.
I like him the most because he`s awsome and his voice is so Special.
But Harry`s voice is very nice too!-and the other voices too, I just like everyone in the band!
And I like every Directioner!!!
I hope you liked this ;D

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linolo09 23 September, 2016 - 08:40

I personally am not a big fan of One Direction but I do think they have something special about them. Their image is of course partially feigned but there's still something real about them. Maybe it's just the way they act outside of their music but there's something.

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TrangCoraline 9 June, 2016 - 04:53

Of course One Direction is special

if you ask a fan of One Direction what makes them so special, u will hear everything from their music, their charitable spirit, and the way they make every fan in an arena or stadium feel like the most special person there - it's incredible.

They gave us songs and feelings, made stadiums and arenas all over the world hold pieces of our hearts forever, they wrote songs and performed them so beautifully that we find our own story within them, they taught us to follow our dream ever when the world gave us every reason not to. They stand up against the rumors and saying that this journey with us is worth the struggle.

forever be the biggest boy band ever <3

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Ken 21 January, 2016 - 03:41

Well, first of all, I've got a question about this blog
Are they boys in the pucture??
How old do you call 'boys' ?
What age of groups will come next to 'boy band'??
(╭☞•́⍛•̀)╭☞

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thudo19121990 2 August, 2016 - 16:10

Hi Ken! Nice to meet you! I am Thu and I come from Viet Nam. I love English so much and I want to speak English fluently. But now, my English skills very bad. I hope that I can make a friend with you that I can talk in English every day to improve my English Skill!
Thanks so much and hope to hearing from you!:)

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Ken 4 August, 2016 - 01:26

Hello Thu!
Glad to see you!
Yes, of course, let's be friends and practice English together! Okay, let me kick off by asking your nickname you want me to call? Mine is very short but you can call me by any nickname you like!
+。:.゚(๑>◡╹๑)(๑╹◡<๑):.。+゚

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cintia 12 January, 2016 - 22:38

The truth is teenage girls like chasing boys and spending money, and its also always good to have a poster with four boys on your room's wall

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saramara 11 October, 2015 - 14:46

I think they're formulaic boy band. Although i like them, the musical styles and lyrics are seems like for business. But that doesn't mean that all of my opinions are ture.

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Tony2003 6 October, 2015 - 12:22

I think that One Direction is just like another formulaic boy band.They are no special at all.That is why I am still wondering that how can those girls love and crazy just because One Direction. It just a band boy and it will be gone in 10 or 11 years later, I think. Now the girls are crazy about One Direction, well 10 years they will see that One Direction is not as good as before

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Elsa007 7 October, 2015 - 13:12

Hi Tony2003,
I like your comment, oh, you're keenly observant!
Well, could it be possible to see the reason why ID win those girls' hearts is, as you have hit the nail, because they're 1) no special at all and just a band boy (girls will feel a sense of familiarity) and 2) will definitely gone in 10 or 11 years later (girls won't think about the future, now does matter)!?
Hmm, to me they're understandable..!
What do you think??
Best wishes,
Elsa

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ProductiveGuy 4 October, 2015 - 09:23

I think that One Direction is really wonderfull boys group, but I admire that they have not smth original in their songs, because of boring texts

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Elsa007 5 October, 2015 - 12:24

Aha ha, good point Productive Guy! Boring texts, indeed!
I doubt if boys can tell such texts to their girls without feeling a little shy about it!
It seems to be unrealistic! But I think it's true that's why girls listen to the songs spellbound instead of their reality…??
Aha ha, anyway!

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meme2000 9 September, 2015 - 22:41

One direction boys are special because they brings something new to the pop music . each one have a carrer but together they make a great mix

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iva10 14 June, 2015 - 12:44

One direction is a good bend and I now another boys bend they are called 9 control. They are in the semi final of the x factor which is in Serbia and I can't wait to see who will win.

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Looneytribute0002 28 February, 2015 - 12:00

One Direction is just another boy band :/

I don't know why so many people are obsessed with them.

Oh come on they are not that great and don't sing that well too ...

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patchyplum 14 May, 2015 - 16:19

sorry Looneytribute0002 but can't you see why they One Direction has so many fans and they get more?even with all their clashes coz they really love them!!obsession is their greatest talent and keeping their loving fans hopes up is their dear true quality.

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