If you haven’t heard of One Direction, you either don’t pay attention to new music or you’ve just woken up from a coma. (If you’ve been in a coma, welcome back. They just released the iPhone 5s and New Kids on the Block got back together!)
One Direction is a boy band that was put together by Simon Cowell on the United Kingdom’s X Factor. While each of the boys auditioned individually, Cowell put them together to make the picture perfect boy band. It is made up of Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan.
Styles has recently made news by dating Taylor Swift, but the two broke up in January. Swift allegedly penned a song after him titled, ‘I Knew You Were Trouble.’
In August, it was announced that Malik had proposed to his girlfriend, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.
While Tomlinson hasn’t made headlines for girlfriends or being engaged, he did cause a stir when he was part of a Twitter war with the band The Wanted. While more than one member of The Wanted were part of the Twitter war, Tomlinson was the only member of One Direction to speak up.
Payne made news recently by being a hero. The member saved his friend from a burning balcony then rushed to the hospital with him.
Horan hasn’t been in the tabloids as much as the other boys, however, he was rumored to have been dating Ellie Goulding. The two traded twitter flirtation and compliments. The relationship has yet to been confirmed or denied.
Outside of their personal lives, the boys have had multiple hits with the band, and they have a big following of screaming fans. These fans, ‘Directioners’ have given the band over 15 million followers on Twitter and the group recently released a documentary based on their lives.
Below are the top ten songs by the band.