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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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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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Looneytribute0002 16 May, 2015 - 07:23

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 9 June, 2016 - 04:40

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 16 May, 2015 - 06:16

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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Silvermist 31 December, 2014 - 16:03

They are the special of all special. you cannot expect any other boy band to be better than them unitl now,
because they are the top hits. Imagine dragons, Maroon 5, 5 seconds of summer..............they are good, but these guys are the bet.. they are songs are uncommonly appealing to teenage girls as well as teenage boys...........Their latest hit album -- Four, where Night changes and steal my girl are the best is famous all around the world. Even though its X factor they started with, and was the third place they came to, surprisingly they are popular guests in Present X factor.
My classmates, (specially the boys )make a great deal of vocal practice involving 1D s songs. 'One thing' is a favourite of theirs. but I'd rather admit that is annoying to listen to My classmates singing it all day long, <I hope they never read this comment,> But how much I listen to One direction I never get tired listening to them.
Louis is my favourite, so Three cheers to his sucess .

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patchyplum 29 December, 2014 - 14:14

Yes they are good looking,Talented,infact Super Talented they really have something in them not only in singing but in everything...Look,what I mean is they are quite decent and they sing songs which are capable of being listened to.This is because lately,I have not heard many songs with words,but lots of noise just like thunder rolling..They do make a lot of noise but their are songs are really nice and are meaningful.Another thing i should say is that unlike other boy bands they don't appeal mainly to teenage girls but also boys.A good example is my class.Our class has it's own One direction where they impersonate all the five guys and sing out loud(cause you can'y match it for the real ones)but ,I am a directioner of them too..I reALLY love their song I would,.Up all night,little things ,Steal My girl...
Yep,I'm a Big Directioner and wish they would say 'Make some noise Srilanka"very soooon....

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JoEditor 24 February, 2015 - 09:39

Hi onedirectionfan,
Thanks for your comments on our website, but in this comment I removed the part where you were rude to another user. Please respect each other's opinions and do not be rude to other users. You should treat other users as you would like to be treated. Everyone can have their own opinion here on LearnEnglish Teens. Read our House Rules (take note of point 3) before you post again.
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PTXtroche 21 October, 2014 - 21:15

I think they have ( or at least one of them ) tattoos. I really hate tattoos but I respect them! ( to the tattoos )
P.S. I respect also to 1D, of course; but I love Pentatonix and others boybands as Midnight Red, IM5, Union J...

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Looneytribute0002 9 March, 2015 - 16:25

Another Pentaholic!!! (*fangirls*)
I love Pentatonix too!!!!! <3 <3
Ptx is love , Ptx is life !!!~~~
They are more than PERFECT ~~
BEST GROUP EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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olddirtytshirt 10 October, 2014 - 19:27

I was a really big fan of 1D like 2 years ago then I grew up and I probably changed a bit. Although I still think they are talented and their music is catchy. Anyway they grew up too so their styles changed and they have different voices so it makes songs even more better.

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pelin04 26 August, 2014 - 15:14

I think they are perfect in all things : voice, looking and personality .. They are really special . I LOVE THEM ♥ ^^

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Toma English 22 May, 2014 - 15:57

THEY ARE PERFECT TO ME <3
I am a Directioner ,, I really love them so much , and I think that they have something special that made me love them so much, I think it's their personalities - not only their looking and voices-
I've never been in a fandom for a period that is longer than a year ,, but with One Direction, I've been their fan for about more than 2 years
also there's another band that is related to One Direction somehow but they're Australians
It's 5 Seconds of Summer ,, I love them so so much ,, they have something special too ,, but they're different from One Direction ,, I think the boys have different personalities -beside their voices and looks- ;)
These 2 bands literally saved my heart and life ,and I will love them forever
also I'm so thankful to them <3 :D

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