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MIX: Which Direction?

A little disclaimer:

These aren’t necessarily my favorite One Direction songs. A lot of my favorites are the super poppy ones, some are the kinda Eurotrashy ones, but I tried to think of radio-friendly ones that haven’t gotten a lot of airplay, necessarily. So there’s no “No Control,” “What Makes You Beautiful,” “Live While We’re Young,” “Story of My Life” or “Night Changes” here. I also cut a few out that I still like, since I tried to keep it under an hour, because who has the time?

I also segregated the songs by album (see below) and if you liked this enough to listen to more songs, please feel free to ask me which ones I really, really, really like but couldn’t put on here because reasons.


All you need is Spotify and an open mind

Listen: Spotify

I’ll also put the embed code under the cut and talk about a few of the songs I’ve included, if you don’t think you can commit to a whole 17 track list, haha.

My must listens are “Fireproof” (v. underrated song that I love to death and then back and then to death again), “Happily,” “Through the Dark” (which is v. personal to me), “Drag Me Down” (because it’s their most recent sound), “You & I,” “18,” and “Best Song Ever,” but this one’s funner to watch, tbh.

They also have really nice covers and b-sides that aren’t on Spotify. Anyway! I tried. I know that probably no one will agree with this list, lol, but to be fair, I love a lot of One Direction songs that I left out. I was talking to my sister the other day and we both agreed that you kind of get used to the songs and can’t quite tell if you love them because they’re good or if they just grow on you.

In any case, I’m always happy to talk about One Direction and their songs, so leave a comment if you want to gush or whatever. Here’s the embedded playlist, if you don’t want to open up Spotify:

Honestly, for May to most of July, One Direction was pretty much the only thing I could listen to for hours whenever I needed to work, work out, etc. Surprising, but no less true.

  • luu

    I was into 1D during 2012-2013, maybe this playlist will get me back into them. Also, this is a really nice mix cover.

    • Hi, Luu! Thank you :)

  • Mikey

    Drag Me Down was definitely a song that I had to get used to (and now it plays on loop.) But “Through the Dark” and “Fireproof” won me over right away. Thanks for sharing! I’ve long since given up trying to convince people to listen to the boys but this helps so much! <3 What are your faves that you couldn't include? :D

    • Thanks for this comment and sorry it took me a while to get back to you! Some of the ones I didn’t get to include are “Live While We’re Young,” “C’mon, C’mon,” “Magic,” “Half a Heart,” “STRONG,” “Right Now.” IF you get the chance, try their new album out! It’s pretty interesting :)

  • I replay these songs over and over again (except Rock Me, I guess). I actually have a playlist on my phone entitled “1D All Day” for those lazy days that I don’t want to press skip skip skip on other songs just to hear them. The first three songs on your playlist are one of my favorites too! There was a time when I was a skeptic about their music, until one friend told me “No, just try to listen. Listen to the lyrics.” And the rest is history. Haha! ❤

    • Omg Rock Me grew on me a lot. :D Haha I have a 1D emo list (like if I want to feel sad and angsty about Zayn leaving) and I have a shower one :D Thank your friend!!

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  • Rei

    My sister would cringe if she knew I have 1D on repeat (I’m 28!) but I am now past the point of caring. hahaha…I have come to love their music as well and while I have listened to their past albums, Four would have to be my favorite. My favorite song is Fool’s Gold and Once In a Lifetime. Thanks for this. Will revisit all their albums again.

    • Ahhh I’m so far past the point of caring, too. So good for us, friend! :) I love the new one, have you heard it?

  • This is gold! <3

    • :D Glad you think so!