April 7, 2015
The first time I heard about One Direction I assumed they were American, and sure, What Makes You Beautiful is catchy, but I mostly just expected the boyband to disappear after a few hit songs. Then they released a second album the following year and I remember hearing Kiss You for the first time, having my cousin tell me it's a 1D song, and I recall thinking "damn their songs are really nice." For the most part of 2013 Kiss You accompanied me on my bus rides to work. Long story short: Don't judge a boyband based on boyband history.