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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. There are at least 10 songs left that could've been exchanged for #misandry anthems She's Not Afraid and Girl Almighty.
  2. On the bright side of things, Nobody Compares and Change Your Ticket are rightfully being recognized as the two best bonus tracks in their discography!
  3. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    I've been procrastinating.

    But I can't put this off any longer.

    I really hope the guilt doesn't keep me


    #29. Up All Night [7.281]

    High Score: 10 x 6 (@Animalia, @ohnostalgia, @Petty Mayonnaise, @Posh Spears, @SophiaSophia, @Subwaykid)
    Low Score: 1 x 1 (@With The Bands)

    What did @Animalia do to deserve losing four tens in a row, y'all? Never mind how I feel, this is a bit outrageous, isn't it? I cannot stand for non-Louis bullying in this thread!!!! I also have no idea how this is missing the Top 25, but I need to find inner peace with all of the bad taste that's been on display in this rate. I can't deal with all this stress in my life. Know any good yoga videos?

    As you might guess, Up All Night is the title track from the boy's debut album. Written by Savan Kotecha and Matt Squire, this track is one of the few electrobops that works for me. I think it's because the voices are generally pretty clear and distinguishable and not completely buried by the production. Here are some of my highlights: that amazing riff, the stuttering, the chanting on the bridge. Is is the greatest pop song ever written? No. But it's charming enough to be in regular use at my house. Considering all the whining that's happening about the bops leaving, I'm sure this will elimination will go over well with the people. Savan, if you're lurking, #ItWasn'tMe!

    Oh don't let me forget the other reason I kinda love Up All Night- the Katy Perry referencing! Some of you may not know the long and storied history between one Niall Horan and Katy Perry. Well prepare for your education. X-Factor 2010 auditions. Katy casts the deciding vote to move Niall on to bootcamp, with a final parting shot that Niall should not let her down:

    March 2012. After Up All Night hits #1 in America, Katy tweets Niall:


    Fast forward to the 2012 VMAs. Katy presents One Direction with their Best New Artist award and a little something else:


    A year later, Niall proposes to Katy on twitter:


    Wedding photos are then posted:


    All of this was a long winded way of saying that Katy Perry reference is not an accident or without meaning.

    Okay, what excuses are we getting for cutting this one? @With The Bands (1) calls it- "Embarrassingly bad." Where's the self-awareness with this score?

    This didn't stop you from giving a 10 to Little Things, one of the most generic tracks they ever produced, did it @Sprockrooster (4)? "Generic and predictable. Nothing draws in interest. A tragedy this is the title track"

    I hope I answered your question @VivaForever (5.5)- "The years I spent thinking the lyric was ‘Katy Perry’s on her plane’... it still sounds like that to me, tibb. Really though why are they listening to Katy instead of, I don’t know, Gaga. This could easily have been a 7 with more singing, less shouting, and better (One Thing-style) production." Also it was fucking 2011 did you forget Katy's imperial phase or something?

    No, it was more like Katy Perry indirectly helped form 1D, let's reference her, but okay @A$AP Robbie (6)- "its 2011 so lets do a Katy Perry reference"

    @DJHazey (6) spurns a basic bop? What the fuck? "Any song that immortalizes Katy Perry is either amazing or absurd -- depending on your stance. Of course I have no issue with that part or with one of their most direct bits of adult lyricism in "stay up all night and do it all with you". However, I feel like I've heard this exact same thing done a million times and done whole lot better."

    Hey bop crew, here are the rest of your enemies: @GhettoPrincess (5), @KAG (5.5), @thefaceofyou (5), @MarkB (5), @Daniel! (5.5), @Remorque (6) @Furball (6). Have fun.

    @eccentricsimply (7) is back in my good books- "This track starts the sequence of good pop songs. It's just so much fun."

    I guess @constantino (7) is too old now or something- "THIS IS SO DISNEY CHANNEL IT HURTS. I mean, I bopped, but I’m not proud of myself for it. The post-chorus is kinda great…OK THAT’S ENOUGH OF THAT. NEXT!"

    I think @Macsun (7.5) wants some of the youth @constantino is shunning- "swirling synths, upbeat tempo, frothy lyrics. oh to be young."

    @sexercise (7.5) probably likes pumpkin spice lattes too- "The lyrics are a damn mess but it’s still kind of the ultimate 16 year old white girl party jam."

    Oh hey, let's get that former 16 year old white girl perspective from @wackseed (7)- "Here we go, title song. I like this one – it's exactly what I would've wanted to dance to as a teenager at some church dance. Inoffensive, fun, bouncy and catchy as FUCK. Plus it's mostly a Harry song and there's a Katy Perry reference!"

    Wait, do I see a high score from @Up Down Suite (8.5)? My world is upside down! " I actually enjoy this. It’s one of their few pop inoffensive bops that work. Glad they titled the album like that."

    So I probably shouldn't mention the VMA kiss between these two then, @Lost In Japan. (8.5)? "Fuck Katy Perry, get taste Harry. Otherwise this knocks."

    @First2Run (8.5) is fair and just- "Not exactly a lyrical masterpiece, but I absolutely adore the production on this."

    @iheartpoptarts (9) is probably crying into her pillow right now- "My 12-year-old self would’ve loved this as a slumber party anthem."

    I have no idea what @Xanthippe (9.5) is talking about, I didn't take science! "This song will forever remind me of too hot summers, long nights and physicalic chemistry. Surprisingly I still love it."

    @SophiaSophia (10) wore out her repeat button- "This is how you do a title track that's actually worth replaying."

    What do you think after my little history lesson, @Posh Spears (10)- "This song is unbelievably catchy. I actually think it's quite amazing that they literally sing about jumping around in the chorus. I do feel like they didn't have to bring up Katy Perry three times throughout the song. I mean, I know 2011 was a her year, but come on."

    Oh, @Animalia (10). I'm sorry. You don't have to forgive them.
    "YAAAAAAAAAAAAS!!! If only I could give two 11s. That chorus is such a sugar rush, and the lead-in to the final one is massive."

    Last edited: May 18, 2016
  4. Heart. Broken.
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  5. OH, FUCK OFF.
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  6. ohnostalgia

    ohnostalgia Staff Member

    All I can do is bitterly laugh. I mean obviously we've got to a point where my already strong emotional connections are heightened with every song, but can we spare more of my 10s please?
  7. MollieSwift21

    MollieSwift21 Staff Member

    With how much of said album already was eliminated I'm surprised this made it so far. It always felt almost filler to me despite being the album title. I still like it though just towards to bottom of the album for me.

    Not Cheryl being the one saying no.
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  8. Noooo, not Up All Night!
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  9. I do not think I am that bothered by that loss. Scared for my 11 though.
  10. I've tried.
  11. She wasn't ready.
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  12. KAG


    'Up All Night' is catchy but it's too juvenile and sugary for me.
  13. Sort of feel the same. But it's a cute song. Up All Night is such a good album title.
  14. Awwww, that Katy Perry story is the cutest!

    Oh, and the more sugar the better. I don't want to live in a pop world where that's supposed to be a bad thing!
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  15. eccentricsimply

    eccentricsimply Staff Member

    I can't believe Perfect is still going and Up All Night is gone. What the hell is wrong with you? Basic bops make PJ go 'round and Perfect is neither basic or a bop. It's just bad.
  16. Of course I know who Neil Diamond is, I'm offended. As I've stated numerous times, I have a father who played nothing but the oldies stations when I was younger.

    The 50s basic bops I also heard, are what influenced the kind of pop I love most today.
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  17. It's one of the best songs on a disappointing album. It's also one of their most boyband-ish single choices in a while. I'm sure these things are helping!

    It's like a love for pop bops runs in your family or something! Never not amazing.
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  18. Yup, these are the same parents who say "it's not upbeat enough" if they aren't loving one of the songs from my mp3 player on a car ride.
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  19. eccentricsimply

    eccentricsimply Staff Member

    Taylor Swift did it better.
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  20. Only my Mom has ever let me get away with that! Lucky!

    Yeah, I bet sounding like a massive PJ fave isn't exactly hurting it either!
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