Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. One Direction is one of the defining pop groups of the first half of the s -- partially because the U. Over the course of their time together, 1D exploded in popularity and reached stadium status, bringing a slew of colorful hit singles to the masses and conjuring unholy screams from thousands of teenage girls. The lead single from Four continued to inject some lighters-up arena rock into the upper reaches of the Hot , debuting at No. The second and final single from 1D's fourth studio album Four , the sweet and bittersweet "Night Changes" is the group's last single to feature Zayn Malik, who left the group in March The aptly-named "Perfect," from 1D's fifth studio album Made in the A. Perhaps the group's strongest single following Zayn Malik's departure, "Drag Me Down" is an utterly catchy pop rock masterpiece.
One Direction’s 10 Best Songs, Ranked
10. "Little White Lies" (from "Midnight Memories, 2013)
Although the boys all now have successful solo careers, Directioners across the world are adamant that we could see a One Direction reunion in July , so the boys can celebrate their 10 year anniversary. Whilst we await any official news of a 1D reunion , we have found 15 of the band's most viewed videos on YouTube. Check them out from lowest to highest below: all figures correct at the time this article was published. Released way back in , the boys certainly look very young in the video for 'Night Changes'. Acting as the lead single from One Direction's fourth album 'Four', the boys enlisted the help of Hollywood legend Danny Devito to star in the video for 'Steal My Girl'. Directed by Ben and Gabe Turner, the video also featured a chimpanzee, a sumo wrestler and even a marching band! Taken from their second album 'Take Me Home', single 'Little Things' was very popular with fans and showcased a softer side to One Direction. The video was directed by Vaughan Arnell and was shot entirely in black and white, showing the boys at a recording session. Released in , 'History' ended up being One Direction's final single before they started their hiatus in The emotional video shows clips from the band's amazing career throughout the years and ends with Liam, Louis, Niall and Harry all walking off in separate directions
9. "Night Changes" (from "Four," 2014)
This month, 10 years ago, beloved boy band One Direction made their start. Their last album so far was released in However, many, many rumors would spread about 1D getting back together throughout their continued hiatus and solo careers. Some of the members have more than that combined now. Between individual verses and collaborative choruses, each of the five members still manages to vocally shine on this song in their own way. The song itself, while catchy, was released at the start of their careers. Every single time this song, at least from a past fan perspective, it also makes for a great sing-along.
It's 10 years since One Direction first became a thing - and an entire decade since the lads were birthed from the questionable pop machine that is The X Factor. What a time to be alive Arguably one of One Direction's more annoying tracks that can possibly be attributed to it being constantly played on that painful X Factor ad , and yet it is still a Very Good Song.