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The four best One Direction music videos

| Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Every now and then — and by that I mean almost daily — I remember that One Direction doesn’t exist anymore, and I get very, very sad. In times like these, I find myself binge watching their music videos. The best thing about this band is the way their music videos are easily the dumbest and most life-changing creations in modern media. And what better use is there of a wide-read platform like The Observer than to share the four best One Direction music videos?

4. “One Thing”

I know people will disagree with me on this one because this video is mostly the boys wandering around London and not much happens, but the dance they do on the steps and the red couch and everything about it is just so pure and wholesome. Their early videos are happy and lighthearted and are just five guys having a good time and living their dreams. What can be better than that?

3.“Steal My Girl”

Two words: Danny Devito. Two more words: the monkey. Not only does it feature an adorable monkey and an even more adorable Danny Devito, but it also highlights the boys doing random things in the desert. There are mimes and marching bands and sumo wrestlers. In true One Direction fashion, there is nothing related to the song in this video. And it is perfect.

2.“Kiss You”

I remember when the “Kiss You” music video was announced. The boys said that they wanted to do more serious, story-based music videos. I would like to thank not only God, but also Jesus that One Direction did not ever learn how to do a serious video. From Harry Styles covering all four of his nipples to them pretending to ski, surf and ride motorcycles, this video is a true cinematic masterpiece. It highlights their inability to dance and never fails to put me in a good mood. If you’ve never seen it, do yourself a favor and look it up on YouTube right now.

1.  “Best Song Ever”

Of course the best song ever would have the best music video ever. The video starts with the band going to Hollywood to make a movie. The studio execs, choreographer, marketing guy and “sexy assistant” are all played by the boys. After the marketing guy and the choreographer come in and offer nothing but mortifying ideas, the song starts with Harry Styles screaming in the face of Niall as the studio exec. And it’s only uphill from there. Zayn Malik dances with himself as the assistant. There’s more horrible group dancing that is just the icing on the cake of yet another music video that makes no sense with the song. It really is the best ever.

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About Nicole Caratas

Nicole is a senior English Writing and Humanistic Studies double major at Saint Mary's College. Now a senior news writer, she previously served as the Saint Mary's Editor. She was born in real Chicago but grew up in the suburbs, and she currently lives in Opus Hall.

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