Midnight Memories (CD)


Title: Midnight Memories (CD)

Artist: One Direction

Record Label: Columbia Records

Release Date: 2013


1. Best Song Ever
2. Story of My Life
3. Diana
4. Midnight Memories
5. You & I
6. “Don’t Forget Where You Belong”
7. Strong
8. Happily
9. “Right Now”
10. “Little Black Dress”
11. “Through the Dark”
12. “Something Great”
13. “Little White Lies”
14. “Better than Words”


Critical Evaluation:

The group One Direction have managed to spring boy bands back to popularity. With their boyish good looks and charming personalities, they were a recipe for success. Their songs are clean, catchy, and often romantic. It’s the perfect recipe for creating an obsessive teen fan base. Unfortunately, youth does not last forever, and already the boy band member are breaking off to pursue individual endeavors.

Listener Annotation: Boy bands are back. With a vengeance.

About the Artist:

One Direction (Formed 2010) One Direction are a British boy band, formed in 2010 on the UK TV talent show X Factor. The band’s members (Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan) all auditioned for the show as solo members but didn’t quite make the grade.”

Genre: pop, pop rock

Curriculum Ties: Music, Art

Interest Age: Ages 11+

Challenge Issues: mildly suggestive lyrics

Justification of Selection: One Direction is huge sensation among young listeners. They have a fanatic following of teen girls.


Contactmusic.com. (2015). One Direction. Contactmusic.com. Retrieved from http://www.contactmusic.com/one-direction

Midnight Memories (CD)

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