One Direction: The Hottest Boy Band

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Ever feel left out because you missed the whole Beatle’s invasion of the US back in February 7, 1964? Yeah, me neither. Well, buckle up sweetheart, because there is a new British invasion headed for the beaches of the good ole US of A. It will surely cause all the girls in the neighborhood to lose their minds all over again and forget about “The Biebs.” The newest thing to storm the tween crowd is called One Direction. What the heck is One Direction? Would you believe it’s the newest boy band on the scene?

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History of One Direction

The group of five is brought to us by none other than the effervescent Simon Cowell after they were brought together as a band and placed third on the British television music competition The X Factor during the seventh season. One Direction is a mix of British and Irish members; Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. Crowell signed the group to his record label, Syco Records before they contracted with North America’s Columbia Records.

The Members of One Directions

Niall Horan was born on September 13, 1993 in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland. Preceding his audition for The X Factor, Horan performed around Ireland. He was an opening act in Dublin for Lloyd Daniels (an X Factor contestant from 2009). When asked about his auditioning for The X Factor, he stated, "I'm 16 and I want to be a big name like Beyoncé and Justin Bieber. I've been compared to him a few times and it's not a bad comparison. "

Zain "Zayn" Malik was born on January 12, 1993 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Malik says of his experience on The X Factor, "I was looking for an experience” and performed the Mario R&B song "Let Me Love You" for his audition.

Liam Payne was born on29, August 1993 in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. Prior to his audition for The X Factor, Payne performed in front of a 26,000 crowd at a Wolverhampton Wanderers' football match. Payne first auditioned in 2008 at the age of fourteen. Simon Cowell asked him to return in two years when he thought Payne would be better prepared for the competition.

Harry Edward Styles was born February 1, 1994 in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, England. As the lead singer for the band White Eskimo, Styles and band members once entered and won a Battle of the Bands competition. He admits that The X Factor experience gave him "a lot more" confidence as a performer and singer.

Louis Tomlinson was born on December 24, 1991 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. Tomlinson held a number of jobs prior to auditioning for The X Factor, including at a Vue cinema and at Doncaster Rovers football stadium where he worked as a waiter in their hospitality suites. Tomlinson contributes landing the lead role in a high school musical production of Grease to motivating him to audition for The X Factor.

One Direction - Not Your Typical 'Boy Band'

When asked about One Direction as a typical boy band, Horan said, "People think that a boy band is air-grabs and [being] dressed in all one color. We're boys in a band. We're trying to do something different from what people would think is the typical kind of boy band. We're trying to do different kinds of music and we're just trying to be ourselves, not squeaky clean."

Leah Collins of the National Post wrote of One Direction, "For the most part, that just means the group presents themselves as typical, goofy and uncensored teenage boys — posting jokey YouTube videos, for instance, or boozing at awards shows."

As is typical of a boy band, each member of One Direction is known for a certain characteristic; Horan is "the cute one", Malik is "the quiet and mysterious one", Payne is "the sensible one", Styles is "the charming one" and Tomlinson is "the funny one".

One Direction’s Success On Social Media

"Sometimes you feel the song's the star, but it's not like that here – it's the act. It's a real moment. Social media has become the new radio, it's never broken an act globally like this before" states Syco Records managing director, Sonny Takhar. He added,” These guys live online, and so do their fans."

One Direction members all tweet on behalf of themselves, which gives fans the illusion that "they couldn't be any closer to their fans." As of July 2012, the group’s Twitter account had a following of 3 million followers and gaining an average of 20,000 followers per day. Fans of the group are referred to as “Directioners” and are encouraged to interact with the band members on their web site as well as on Twitter. Their Facebook page boasts a following of 5 million fans. Not bad for a group of guys a lot of us in the US are only becoming aware of.

Currently, One Direction is on tour in Great Britain performing their hits that include; “Up All Night,” “One Thing,” “What Makes You Beautiful,” and “Gotta Be You.” They kick off their US tour on June 13, 2013 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Expect utter chaos and pandemonium at ticket outlets on April 21, 2013 when tickets go on sale.

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Ok, That’s What ‘One Direction’ Is!

So, One Direction turns out to be the hottest boy band since Backstreet Boys and New Kids on The Block and not just someone’s bad instructions on how to get to the nearest Wal-Mart. And, they are set to hit the shores of the US next summer. That leaves plenty of time to build a fallout shelter, stock the shelves and prepare for the pending invasion. I’ll be ready. How about you?

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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you so much, crazybeanrider! :)


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crazybeanrider 4 years ago from Washington MI

My nephews love this band. I am sharing the hub on Facebook and twitter as I think they will enjoy all the excellent information about the band.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hey there, tulika! Yeah, I believe they have a long, golden road in front of them. Much pleasure seeing you, thank you!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hi Alecia. Well, I understand why they are popular, they just aren't my cuppa tea. The teens I know all seem to love the heck outta them. I wish them much success, tho. :) I'm with you, I guess it's what we grew up with. ;)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Sunshine, that should be your theme song. :)


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tulika4321 4 years ago from Kolkata,India

"What Makes You Beautiful"- One of my favourites. One Direction- Luv U !! And TT as always- Great hub!

Their songs are just so fresh and they are most talented boys. They will grow to become even more successful and famous.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I don't see them being as big as Backstreet Boys since CDs are going the way of the VHS. And I have a hard time telling them apart. Maybe it's cause I'm older and have a special place for BSB and N'Sync since I grew up with them. But I don't know, I just don't get the "feeling!" Fun hub!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

"You don't know you're beautiful, that's what makes you beautiful"


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

That's cool, thanks, Oilersmyth. :)


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Oilersmyth 4 years ago from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

They were at the London 2012 Closing Ceremony. They performed.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Heya, FP! Yeppers, I'm the infamous "Terrye" that keeps getting Docmo into trouble, harasses Bill on a daily basis, and causes mayhem and madness where ever I go. :) But I still love Miss Sunshine and Dana! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, Jools! Glad you liked it. :) Yep, they are pretty decent for a new band. I'm already starting to see them becoming more and more popular. Kinda cool to have a new boy band around after all this time. :) Thank you!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

aHA....YOU are the "Terrye," who has been mentioned here and there!! I am glad to know your real name, TT!! Takes me a while to take notice ........duh.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Terrye, interesting hub about this wonderful up and coming band. I'm not usually into boy bands but I quite like the few songs that they have released - very catchy. Voted up and shared.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

lmao! I love you too! :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

"You don't know you're beautiful...oh, oh...that's what makes you beautiful." :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

hiya, kj. I would have to agree. I was wonder the other day, before I found out about One Direction, why there didn't seem to be any boy bands out there and then *bam!* there they were! :) Thank you so much for dropping by! :)


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida

TToombs08..every generation has had it's " boy band"...another way to get more $ from the people that count...although I don't want to take the credit away from them as they are talented...thanks for sharing the info with us....nice job...


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, Aubrey. LOL! I just play cultured on HubPages! :) I'm glad that they are starting to take off, the do seem like a great bunch of guys that are actually talented. :) yeah, I had to poke fun of Simon. :) So happy you liked the hub. Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know you enjoy One Direction! :)


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

You called Simon Cowell "effervescent". I though that was pretty hilarious!! Terry I love this Hub. One Direction sneaked up on us. All of a sudden we're singing this song. "Who sings this?"--- I love One Direction's music. It's sweet and fun and I think they sound AWESOME for being so young. Of course I'm envious because I can't sing and I don't look nearly as good as them... Though they're attractive young men with British accents and can sing.... yeah they'll succeed. Americans love foreign music icons like Shakira, The Wanted, Avril Lavigne (don't forget she's from Canada) and The Beatles who were English. I love your cultured personality. You know a little of everything. I definitely want to see those guys performed. I mean they're so adorable! lol. See ya around!

-Aubrey


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

I do believe you are right, Sueswan! :) I wish them the best and hope they have a very bright future. :) Thank you so much for reading and sharing! :)


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Terrye

I see One Direction heading in one direction towards fame.

Voted up and interesting.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, Gypsy Rose!!! I'm sure we'll be hearing more about them in the coming year. :) Thank you for reading and sharing. :) Much appreciated!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and interesting. Long be my time to follow such a band but I do appreciate their talent and wish them luck. For teenage girls this is of course the best news that could be. Thanks for sharing hadn't heard about them being an oldies fan. They do sound great. Passing this on.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, Jools! Cowell probably doesn't give two hineys as long as they make him money, right? :) They have just started to become popular over here. Not really looking forward to being drowned in a sea of media toting them on billboards, commercials, etc.

Thank you for holding down your lunch long enough to give it a read! Very appreciated. :)


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Yet another of Cowell's manufactured bands - he creates them when his acts don't make the grade on X Factor and get voted off - spoilt ponce.

As it is, they're decent enough though you can hear a bit of auto-tuning here and there. The teenaged girls will really like them I suppose; I'm too auld and jaded to care :o) Great review though with a great video and photos.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Heya Epi. Actually, it's just an informational hub with a little sarcasm thrown in. I had written a hub on Justin Bieber after I received an email requesting I put an ad for his concerts on my blog. I didn't know who Bieber was, so I researched him. When I posted my blog on him, quite a few hubbers asked me to do one on One Direction because they were being talked about by their tweens. So, this is the result. :)

No worries about the promotional cds, I don't have any and won't be looking for any. :) Not my kind of music.


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epigramman 4 years ago

...well the only reason this hub tribute??????? lol lol - didn't go in the wrong direction is because of your world class wit or is it sincerity - or tongue in cheek writing from the point of a hormonally charged 15 year old girl - remember the Bay City Rollers?

You are such fun to read and I love taking ever marvelous ride with you - and the best is yet to come because you always inspire to reach greater heights with my own writing - lake erie time 12:25am listening to garage rock music from the 60's and waking up the fish in the lake

p.s. - then again if you are serious about writing this hub then I loved that too - just don't send me any promotional copies to me of their new cd


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, teaches! Yeah, they look like they are poised to do some major damage to Bieber's demographics. :) Should be interesting for sure!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Oh my, this is going to be one hot band with the teens! I can see by their looks and music that Justin may have some major competition. Thanks for the upbeat hub share.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, JenCary. No, I tried to stay away from the gossip sites during my research. Gossip is too volatile and I wanted to try to stick to facts that wouldn't change from day to day. I agree, if several of them were in a relationship with each other and not 'available,' a large chuck of the teen girl population would be heart broken. :) Thank you for dropping by for a read. Very much appreciated! :)


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JenCary 4 years ago from Texas

Thanks for the hub on One Direction! You'll have to let us know if you saw anything in your research about two of the members being in a relationship with each other. I read something about that on a gossip blog awhile back and was wondering if there was any credibility to it. I think teen girls everywhere would be devastated....


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hi Katrine! :) I bet that's exactly why they picked that name, because they want to go in one direction, up. :)


KatrineDM 4 years ago

They are cool kids, with a desire to be famous and popular. I love their pick of the band name. Hoping to go in one (right) direction..how very inspiring and motivational.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, JoanCA! :) I know what you mean, there are a couple of songs I do that to. :)


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JoanCA 4 years ago

There's only one song that I turn down really low when it comes on the radio and it's One Direction's latest song. For some reason it drives me nuts. They're cute kids though.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

lol! Thank you, Frank. I'm afraid I had to go in a new "direction" because, as an entertainer, I was getting too old for pole dancing. Had to find a new avenue for a cash flow. :) You will definitely be hearing more from One Direction, I guess they are starting to steal the hearts of tweens all across the US. :) Thank you so much for bearing with me while I explore in different directions. :) Glad you still enjoyed it. :)


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

So TTombs you're becoming an explorer huh? One Direction I never heard of them.. but im sure I will.. well now I have because of this Hub.. I think thank you is in order..yeah? NO? maybe? lol you do these hubs very well as you. wait for it.. wait for it... ENTERTAIN


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, always! :) Wow, glad my hub provided some additional information for ya. :) Appreciate you stopping by, thank you! :)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I watched a review of them on TV. I agree with you, they are going to be great, so goodlooking. Great article here, learned more about them. Thank you..


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Ya got me, T4an! :) Thank you!!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

fp, yer a 'cool' Gram anyway! :) I think Simon will take them far. Thank you, fp!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

So true, Beckie! :) Not exactly, more like aunts, uncles, grandparents and parents. :) I found out that my ex's youngest daughter is addicted to them. :)


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T4an 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

Good singers but what is it with the Donald Trump hair? Voted up.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

They're so cute and also GOOD....I wish all new young groups luck and much success. If Simon has anything to do with it...they're as good as gold........My grandsons keep me up on this info....cause Gram needs to be "cool", I guess. Whatever......


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Never heard of them but if there is Irish somewhere in the mix how bad could they be! LOL

Informative - I get the impression you've been bombarded by some young fans lately?


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, jennzie! :) At least they have talent and seem to be a good group of guys, so I can't knock 'em too hard. :) Glad you enjoyed it and I appreciate the compliments! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Christy! It was actually a lot more fun that researching Bieber. :) I appreciate you stopping by for a look-see. :)


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jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

I promised myself I wouldn't become a fan, but now every time I hear their songs I can't stop myself from singing along! But I have to admit, they are a pretty talented group of guys. Great job on this hub!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thanks for telling me more about this band TT! I'm glad you took the group advice to write this one and hope it gets you lots of views


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Heya, CWB! Wow, are you in danger of becoming a fan of One Direction? :) They have done quiet a bit of charity work, which is very unusual for a group of young men, so that actually impressed me. I'm not sure I want to know what the 'one thing' is that they want...probably an umbrella for all the rain in Great Britain. :) Thank you so much, CWB, hope you enjoyed! :)


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Civil War Bob 4 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

Good hub, TT...UUFI again! Gee, I wonder what the "one thing" is that's on these teen boys' minds? "I Want To Hold Your Hand?" Probably. ;p

I actually tapped my stocking feet while listening to the video.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Oh my, Redberry! I remember Blackie Lawless! LOL yep, I bet we would have! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Heya, Midg! :) I'm sure they'll have plenty of time to mature and develop. Doesn't look like they're going anywhere except in One Direction. lol sorry, couldn't resist. :) Thank you, Michelle! :)


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Redberry Sky 4 years ago

Toombsy, I think if we hadn't lived thousands of miles apart, we would have been at the same gigs. One of the first gigs I ever went to was Blackie Lawless. Ahh ... halcyon days (if a little noisy!) :)


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Well, for a boy band, one direction is not too bad.....they are still rather raw though. Give them time to learn and they'll do alright. Good review, TT!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

KD, it is really good to see you back! :) I would tend to agree, it looks like they are primed to become the new Beatles. Maybe that's what the world needs right now, a band of young, stylish, sweet, and kind singers. :) It will be interested to watch them mature. They do show some promise! Thank you for stopping by, KD, very much appreciated!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Redberry! :) Whew, glad to hear your niece doesn't have something more serious than tween-itis. :) I remember Duran Duran during high school and all the guys trying to dress like them. LOL! I was more along the lines of Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Ratt, Ozzy, etc. :)


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

I've listened to a number of their songs and they are very good and very marketable for this day's music industry. They are definitely the new Beatles (In terms of NEW BRITISH LOOKS) but, the music is definitely their own thing. I definitely look forward to watching them grow as musicians :) Great hub, Terrye! I really enjoyed reading this!


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Redberry Sky 4 years ago

'One Direction!' my niece says every so often, apropos of nothing. I was beginning to think she had a neurological condition, so I'm pleased to read this Hub and find out that she's not simply got an inordinate fondness for street signs. Duran Duran were the big thing when I was a kid, but I was always more of a Jesus and Mary Chain girl :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, boutiqueshops! Now you are prepared! LOL :)


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boutiqueshops 4 years ago from Corpus Christi, Texas

Now I know who they are! =)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, LaT! :) I came across them when I was researching Justin Bieber, who I just learned about LAST week! :) Thank you for reading and commenting! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

That's my job, Kelly! Keeping you one second ahead of your girls! :) Glad you liked it and thank you!!! I wish you could video your convo with the girls...that would be hilarious! :)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Are you kidding me? So this will be the next heart throb I must hear about? Well for once, I might know something before my girls! lol I will say - "oh? You have never heard of them before?" like I am cool or something.

Up!!! Interesting, funny, awesome and all that!


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Another boys band, another stretch of years of screaming girls!! lol, lol

They are cute though :)

Thanks for all these info. on them.....I would have NEVER looked it up! Enjoyed reading it.......

Awesome, and interesting!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Maria! :) You rock it gf! :) Glad you enjoyed it, and the world could use some more 'hip ole chicks' like you! :) No, YOU RULE! :) Hugs back at ya ! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, Debbie! :) Yep, I thought about your granddaughters while I was looking the guys yup. For young men, they are kinda cute. They'll probably grow into some handsome men in about 5 years or so. :) The Beatles were a couple of years before me, so I missed them. And now I'm too old for these guys. Oh well, guess I'll just stick with Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Trace Adkins, and the like. :) Thank you very much, glad you liked it! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hey there, tammy! Yeah, I don't listen to this kinda music either, much prefer country. You could say I was steered to writing this. :) Glad you read it tho! Thank you much!!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hello, Miss Ruchira! yep, I'm afraid so...guess they couldn't come up with a better name. :) Thank you for forcing yourself to read! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Well, it's easy to see that SOMEONE (Josh) didn't actually *read* the hub then! LOL I listed their nick names under their photos, silly boy! I don't think they would be offended at all, so neener neener! :) Thanks, tho! :)


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

"SO GET OUT GET OUT GET OUT MY HEAD..."

Look I'm just repeating what I learned, I'm impressionable, OK!

I'm also kinda old so I may have to stick with the Backstreet Boys... but I love being this hip ole chick that has at least heard of "any direction"!

Voted UP & FAB... you rule, TT. Hugs, Maria


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Terrye thank you for writing this.. as I told you my granddaughters are crazy about them and they are only 7 and 9... I watch them on YouTube.. they are cute.. Lol.. and I was a kid when the Beatles were around.. I loved.. them and I still love them.. lol..great hub..

Debbie


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

TT,

Geat informative hub on the ONED! I love how you mentioned the cute on only one of their captions for the photos. LOL What if they were to come across this hub? They would probably be slightly offended, ROFL!

Great hub TT! :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Hooray! Another boy band.. said no one ever. Thank you for the warning to build a fallout shelter. I listen to heavy metal so I normally don't catch these pop groups, but I will be on the lookout. :) Great hub!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

seriously...a band by the name of one direction?

creativity sure has no boundaries...lol

thanks for an informative hub, terry!!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

lol! Thanks, Bill. At least you didn't say I sucked! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

lmao @ Sunshine. *giggle*


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Howdy, Linda! :) Yep, Simon put them together while they were on X Factor. They didn't win, but it doesn't seem to matter. :) I missed Docmo doing a cover of their song?! :) Thank you, I appreciate that, especially coming from such a lovely tween such as yourself! :)


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Well TT....let's see, what should I say....you did a great job of reviewing the group....as for the group....gag me with a spoon! There, I guess that's all I wanted to say. You've got that one thing....the group has no thing.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I just read your statement under the video (couldn't see that on my phone) ... One Direction will Never, Ever, Ever, be as big as the Backstreet Boys. Ever. OK, I'm done!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Awesome hub TT. I didn't know One Direction was on XFactor! I did know they were Simon Cowells latest cash cow.

I first saw these guys on The Today Show and I had no idea who they were. I did notice they didn't have the swagger of American boy bands. They won me over with their Beautiful song. FYI- Docmo sings it well:)

Excellent tribute hub to One Direction. This tween is excited!!:)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, DanaTeresa! Right you are, boy bands can definitely have a big impact on a multitude of avenues; music, clothing, language, etc. Especially if they are great at marketing.

I listened to a couple of their songs while I was putting together this hub. Not something I would listen to by choice, but it wasn't horrible. :)

I'm with you, I never followed a boy band. I think, when KNOTB came out, I was listening to music that was a little bit harder. :)

Thank you very much, and I appreciate you weighing in! :) Appreciated!!!!


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

once again, thank you for enlightening me on a topic that i never would have researched myself. i admit that i do like their music.

you cannot deny that when done right a boy band is a force to be reckoned with, along with the throngs of teenage girls that adore them.

i never follwed a boy band. when my friends were fawning over NKOTB i was watching reruns of the Monkees and listening to their greatest hits. :oP

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