“One Way Or Another” is a creepy song, if you pay attention to the words. Essentially, the singer is promising to stalk his or her object of affection until that fateful day when they “getcha getcha getcha getcha” (ominous!). Debbie Harry pulled it off because she was a stone cold babe, and now the boys of One Direction have taken their own shot at it.
They recorded the single, they explain, to help the British charity Comic Relief. And instead of making a fancy video for it, they made a video “themselves” while on tour, and donated their savings to the organization. How nice!
As you can see, they apply all their powers of boy-band-ness to draining the song of any sexual threat it once had, replacing it with goofy charm, video “selfies” and homoeroticism. There is Zayn Malik being all cute and sleepy in a hotel bed. There is Niall Horan being barged in upon as he sings in the shower. There is a hot, X-rated amateur clip featuring Larry Stylinson doing what he does best: himself. Am I lying? Watch the video to find out.
Additionally, the boys wear red noses in the airport, dance with underprivileged African children, ride escalators, and sing to a tree. Prime Minister David Cameron even has a cameo, because keeping the Directioners happy is a matter of national security. They also take an interlude to ruin The Undertones‘ seminal 1977 punk classic “Teenage Kicks,” because why not? Hit play and fantasize heavily about what it would be like to be “gotten” by them.