Guilty pleasures – One Direction

Everyone has a guilty pleasure, be it chocolate, TV shows, coffee, whatever. Some things just make us happy no matter how much we try to hate it.

For me, there is a lot of music that I can count as a guilty pleasure. I’m very much a rock lover. I mean, MCR are my all time favourite band, closely followed by 30 Seconds to Mars and Paramore and the like. I’m into a lot of the heavy stuff, basically. But, every now and then, there’s a band or artist that catch my attention. At this moment in time, it’s One Direction.

One Direction appeared on the music talent show ‘X Factor’ in 2010, and are made up of teen heart-throbs Harry Styes, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik. Originally, they all auditioned as solo artists and failed to make it through the boot camp stage of the competition. But, Simon Cowell saw too much talent in the boys to let them go, so decided to bring them all together and form a bad, and One Direction was born.

Even though they came 3rd in the competition, one year on the boys are doing pretty darn well for themselves. Since their X Factor exit, they’ve achieved a number 1 single with ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ and released hit album ‘Up All Night’.

If I’m honest, I didn’t expect to like them at first. But, it’s just that their music is so catchy and cheesy and wonderful that I love it. Genuinely. There’s always gonna be something inside me that’s screaming that I shouldn’t like them, and my dad is pretty damn annoyed that I do, but hey, you can’t help what makes you feel better sometimes.

I shouldn’t like them. I know I shouldn’t. But goddam it, I don’t care!

Check them out guys!

L xoxo