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I Think I'm Gonna Win This Time: The One Direction Discography Rate

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by ohnostalgia, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    Stop making posts I can't like!!!!
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  2. Thank you Corgi! I wonder how it would've charted if it was a single. It would shush a lot of haters up that's for sure.
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  3. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    Who's hated on Fireproof though? It's been as rare as people moaning about Kiss You.
  4. I'm saying if Fireproof was a single then it would've shushed some One Direction haters up. It's very catchy but grown up in it's sound.
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  5. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    Oh, gotcha!!! Yeah that definitely did happen with some people, but not enough.

    Also to all other voters, my last post was not an invitation to start hating on Fireproof. Keep that blasphemy to yourself.
  6. eccentricsimply

    eccentricsimply Staff Member

    I don't particularly think Fireproof would've worked as a single? It's the best 1D song of all times but it wouldn't work as a single. I'm just mad they got lazy and didn't bother finishing their singles run for Four. They had enough time to release a couple more singles before Zayn left. #JusticeForFour
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  7. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    It's so tragic that their most mismanaged campaign was for their best album.
  8. eccentricsimply

    eccentricsimply Staff Member

    And their second best album's single run was ruined by charity. Argh.
  9. Every time Liam tweets about food I get embarrassed and uncomfortable (see the "smelly pasta boy" tweet").
  10. I vaguely remember watching this performance on the night and low-key loving it even though I was pretending not to like 1D at the time. I now almost wish I'd given it more than an 8!
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  11. Fireproof is like the definition of "okay". Honestly no idea what I'm missing there.
  12. 2014

    2014 Staff Member

    Just popping in to see what the top 5 looks like.....

    Where are Steal My Girl and Night Changes???????????

    Best Song Ever has to take it.

    No...Best Song Never Needs to take itself out of this rate immediately...
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  14. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member


    Also the only song left that's under a 10 is No Control.
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  15. Ugh Night Changes should've been there.
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  16. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    I'm still laughing at someone who 10-ed the shit out of Murder in the Adult-Contemporary Minefield having the gall to come for Fireproof as "okay." You've got guts I guess.

    I wouldn't have put Night Changes in the Top 5. Sorry all.
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  17. Fireproof is gorgeous and everything I want from my boy bands. (Along with What A Feeling.)
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  18. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    I can't remember which one of you pointed it out, but they're very much sister songs. Two of their absolute best.
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  19. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member


    I feel well rested and refreshed.

    Let's spin the bottle and see what song we're kicking out today!​


    #5. No Control [8.592]

    High Score: 11 x 1 (@MarkB), 10 x 10 (@Animalia, @constantino, @CorgiCorgiCorgi, @Fever, @iheartpoptarts, @Lost In Japan., @Petty Mayonnaise, @tylerc904, @wackseed, @Xanthippe)
    Low Score: 5 x 1 (@Reboot)

    My Score: 7



    From the second Louis shouts that godawful noooooooooooooo in my ears, I'm irritated. If you could press charges for aural assault, I would take that man to court for all the money he undeservedly earned by coasting on the coattails of his bandmates. The funny thing is that the rest of the boys serve excellent vocals on No Control. Niall really deserved to open the song, but instead they push Louis shouting to the forefront. And then give him the chorus and bridge to scream over. Pathetic. This got a seven because it has the skeleton of a good song, but it never makes it there. Louis isn't the only problem; I always expect that chorus to go awf more than it does. What a letdown. To give them credit though, the disappointing chorus perfectly captures most women's experiences with men, so kudos for that xoxo.

    As most of you probably know, the fans campaigned for No Control to be a single. The campaign was originally masterminded by a Louis stan because of some bulllshit about Louis' voice being "unfairly criticized" in the music press. Yes. Really. REALLY. I refused to participate in this blatant babying of a vocally bankrupt twenty something year old man. Another thing that annoyed me? The No Control campaign happened at the same time that Naughty Boy leaked one of Zayn's demos. So it became some sort of anti-Zayn symbol, with angry Louis fans pushing No Control up the iTunes chart despite the fact that Zayn kills on the song (yes, the cognitive dissonance is strong with those ones). The No Control campaign peaked with the boys first post-Zayn appearance on James Corden. During Carpool Karaoke, James masterminded a boy band music video, despite everyone knowing that Louis and live vocals don't mix well.

    I always knew this was going to place high, but I was hoping for a finish outside the Top 10. Sadly, you all disappointed me once again. What a shocker.

    @eccentricsimply (6)- "Overrated". Remember when it was just that album track we could ignore?

    @KAG (7) refuses to give Louis a pass, hallelujah- "Louis' shouting ruins an otherwise good song."

    @First2Run (7.5)- "This is a wonderfully written and composed song, but something about the production needs to be much different than it currently is." Yeah, it doesn't quite get there.

    @Posh Spears (8)- "I know this is very popular in the fandom. Um, I don't care for it a lot personally. It's like, fine. #JusticeForGirlAlmighty. I guess it's hot to imagine them with "loaded guns."" Louis and hot should never be in the same sentence.

    @Macsun (8)- "Solid track. Kudos to Louis" Let's not.

    @Rasterax (8)- "I'm not sure if this is good because of or despite Louis singing the lead. Maybe both?" It's definitely despite. I think he's a huge reason why the chorus doesn't go AWF like it should.

    @A$AP Robbie (8) is shaking my assumptions about his age- "Makes me kind of uncontrollably dad-dance"

    @DJHazey (8)- "”Waking up beside you, I’m a loaded gun.” yup we all know what’s on their minds, don’t we? I’m scoring it highly based purely on it actually packing some energy." Stop.

    Queen of Louis drags, @SophiaSophia (8.5) doesn't let me down- "A better attempt at a maturer sound though half a point knocked off for Louis singing my ears didn't like what I heard on the chorus."

    @sexercise (9)- "A really great song but mess @ the stans rooting for this as a single." THE MESSIEST.

    Once again @Sprockrooster (9) can't even high score his supposed idol- "I have no control when I am dancing to this"

    @Up Down Suite (9)- "So well produced, the centerpiece of this album by a mile." Well, that's an opinion.

    @tylerc904 (10)- "What an utter bop! Louis-lead sound horrible on paper but it really works here." Define work.

    @CorgiCorgiCorgi (10)- "This song is filthy! Should've been a single." MESS.

    @iheartpoptarts (10) is just flat out wrong- "So disproportionately massive relative to everything else on the album. One of the biggest choruses in 1D history, and one of the few Four tracks I keep coming back to. How did they overlook this? How?!"

    @Lost In Japan. (10)- "Dare I say it, but Louis owns this song? And sounds so good doing so? It reminds me of the Swedish sound of Take Me Home, it is a monster of a chorus. Harry sounds so damn sultry on his bits and Zayn’s voice melts me on the middle 8. Heart devoured indeed." You've really been testing me in this rate.

    @wackseed (10)- "This was the other contender for my 11, mostly because of the contrast between the drawling verses and the belted-out, jaw-dropping-in-it's-power chorus, and that one time they sang it in James Corden's car." GOODBYE DEAR FRIEND.

    @constantino (10) makes a blasphemous comparison that deserves to be shamed as the last comment- "Their very own Mr Brightside! I mean, the chorus is actually uncanny…Regardless of the obvious plagiarism, the chorus is an absolute scream (literally in Louis’ case…urgh). This won the ‘Teen Choice Award for Choice Party Song’, which I reckon was well-deserved."


    Last edited: Mar 26, 2018
  20. eccentricsimply

    eccentricsimply Staff Member



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