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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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GBGBGBGB 23 August, 2022 - 17:57

One Direction is for me a normal and boring boy band, they aren’t that good and as we can see after ten years they failed as band, now only Harry Styles has success and for me only for some other years.

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FranklyWrittenWrong 16 July, 2022 - 05:15

One Direction is the most popular boybands back when I was just a little 8 years old. I used to love their music but now it kind of getting old now.

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lucalvesilva 19 May, 2022 - 11:19

I truly believe that One Direction just follows the same boy band's formula. The boys just have changed according to the trends of this century as it should be. I'm not a huge fan but I admit that their songs hardly can be removed from our minds. It's great strategy to achieve a larger audience.

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robotrobot 14 February, 2022 - 13:28

Thank you for providing us with such an interesting podcast!Frankly saying, I know only one song of One Direction-what makes you beautiful.I remember one series where One Direction's music was played but I cannot remember its name. I have never been fan of this band but as far as I can see the music of it makes people feel happy and self-assured. Therefore I will not say that One Direction is annoying or something like that.

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ryo_so 7 September, 2021 - 20:55

I really enjoyed listening to this audio, personally it was a little bit hard to understand some words because of the British accent, but overall I think this kind the activities were we can listen to somenthing that we find interesting makes it easier to understand and we can improve our listening skill.

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Valeria_ 4 September, 2021 - 05:40

I think boy bands are very varied and there are different concepts, although they are still similar in the basic concept that they are a group of attractive boys with vocal and dance skills, I don't know much about one direction but there are boy bands with a lot talent for example bts, since they have a lot of vocal and dancing talent, even though people often think that their popularity is only due to their physical attractiveness and many times they do not take time to listen to the songs and also many people believe that this types of groups are only for girls, although in many boy bands it is like that since they have a concept directed for girls because of their lyrics, but there are boy bands that handle different musical genres and concepts and I think that some stereotypes that are about the boy bands

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Elpro202 31 July, 2021 - 15:59

Yes, brilliant boys and managers but their music for me is horrible, horrible.
The lyrics say the same but with different words as same as reggaeton does.
Personally I don't like One Direction but I respect their music and fans.

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huongvu 13 June, 2021 - 10:54

To be honest, I'm not clear about this. But I did see something special in their music, their songs. I have heard one of their most popular songs, "What makes you beautiful". The lyrics are fun and ear- catching. Our class once had a dance performance using this song on our high school graduation day and that was great.

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Kostantinus 25 February, 2021 - 06:10

Hello, everyone! Let me introduce myself. I am from Ukraine. I have never heard about One direction band. As a boy I am not attracted by boy bands. In my opinion they all look the same, although their music style vary. There is only one boy band I like. It's Il Divo. All the boys have beautiful voices and good looking appearance. They sing in different languages such as English, Italian and Spanish. The songs they sing are very famouse so the audiance can hear familiar melodies from the first moment of singing.

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BibekSanjeev 20 July, 2020 - 17:46

I am not a fan of boy bands.... but one direction is not bad. I prefer the rap and singles more.

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katsperino 13 May, 2020 - 16:13

i find boy bands highly annoying, you don't have to agree with me but just hear me out.
there just a big advertisement for a bunch of products. kids can't really realize what's going on, so when they see an ad that features someone they look up too, the instantly need it. I do have to admit that (sometimes), i lack the feature of realization. most of the time, their music is just about something like; girls, a product, more girls and love. some could say that it's just not my taste of music. I mean, what could I say? you're not wrong.....

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samlopez 12 March, 2020 - 22:07

In my view, I feel that the boy bands are more attractive for girls; this takes this band as more famous to draw girl's attention. I know One Direction since 2010 that was the year they came out in the light and from that time I liked a lot and I began hear their music.

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crisaviles 12 March, 2020 - 22:05

For me the band has both because in one direction there are very attractive guys for most of the girls, this band has several fans and all the fans see something very special that the band has which is how united they are and good feelings what you put when composing a song.

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juls 5 March, 2020 - 13:54

i've loved one direction since 2015, thanks to my best friend, who one day told me to listen to one of their songs. from that moment i became a big fan of their music. unfortunatly they decided to take a break, so now they sing as individual artists (even if they said that they'd return together in 2020). i really miss them.

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Sarielna 23 May, 2019 - 19:18

One Direction will always be a lengend of boy bands. And I love them a lot, still waiting for their comeback. Anyone else like me?

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Ramisa_05 13 April, 2019 - 19:40

I am a directioner .Really i love this band.They are not just a boyband.They r like a family.I hope one direction reunites soon.

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smilemaria85 3 March, 2019 - 16:49

Of course they are great!! I grew up with them. They have a lot of great songs. Also their songs are perfect for singing in the car. I don't really like their fans. I am not a fan either. But the band and their songs are extremely AMAZING!!

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Askar100 8 February, 2019 - 16:18

I listened to this audio many times, so I have to listen to One Direction song now. Girl Alana is talking about boys band so interesting. Informative audio!

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