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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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goatpeanutlovergirl's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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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Elsa007's picture
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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's picture
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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's picture
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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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patchyplum's picture
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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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Looneytribute0002's picture
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Well.. I know most Girls LOVE boy bands such as the Backstreet boys, One direction etc and that's why ID has so many fans ( a majority of them are young teens) But I think they are losing their fans now after Zayn left. So may directioners have mindlessly committed suicide( which is really disturbing because most directioners are pretty young and still have a long life to live; besides, there are worse things to worry about...) just because he left One Direction and also new boy bands such as 5 Seconds of Summer and the Vamps have started gaining popularity...
Besides I don't see how they are TALENTED. All of them sound so similar and their songs all sound very very similar. In addtion to this, Their hit songs: What makes you Beautiful(tune)-was taken from "Summer Nights" - From the 80s movie Grease, Midnight Memories(tune) from Pour some sugar on me- Def Leppard etc. They have even copied the intro tune of "We will Rock you" by Queen ( One of the biggest rock bands ever). Also... Look at their song titles, Don't they look similar to the song titles of The Backstreet boys?
What makes you different, makes you beautiful(Backstreet boys)- What makes you beautiful (1D)etc ....

Besides, Backstreet boys are the biggest boy band ever ...

I hope you understand that there are MUCH more talented artists than them that exist in this world...

Thank you

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TrangCoraline's picture
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HI, i get your point when you say One Direction are losing their fans now after Zayn left, but most of them are now in Zquad, which is a part of One Direction fandom, we support each other. And have u ever wonder why a group of 4 UNTALENTED boys have so many fans? Bc they're handsome ? oh so fangirls bought their albums to listen to their face ? They are talented, their songs are meaningful and not sound similar .Moreover , there's nothing to do with Backstreet boys here, alot , i mean a lot of singers have the same song titles, not just similar, no it doesn't even matters.

In conclusion, One Direction is certainly is the biggest boy band ever

I hope you understand that u can stop spending time to roast a boyband and go listening to whatever kind of music you want

Thank you

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Looneytribute0002's picture
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Well now that Zayn left 1d they are losing more and more fans...
Ok. I get it.

Most Teenage girls LOVE boy bands and they supposedly think the five British boys are good -looking or something and so they OBSESS over them.

I know... Girls just love Boy bands.

I am girl but I don't..

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