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One Direction‘s Video For ‘Best Song Ever’ Is Annoyingly Good

One Direction in Best Song Ever video July 2013Ugh, I’m so annoyed, you guys. I really had my heart set on being comfortably disdainful of One Direction‘s new song ‘Best Song Ever’, and I was doing totally fine with that until the music video came out. I don’t know who taught these boys to be so charming, but it’s a little bit sickening how much their videos make me want to be their friend. More than any other boy band, these guys have mastered the art of seeming cool in an approachable, friendly way, like you could easily be a part of their group and everyone would have a grand old time. Which is I guess why so many tweens are writing such unnervingly vivid fan fiction about them, come to think of it.

I was already getting the hype a little bit when the alternate version of ‘Kiss Me’ came out…and while I’m nowhere near describing myself as a Directioner, I’m definitely starting to understand how people get so obsessed with them. UGH GOD WHAT’S HAPPENING TO MEEEEE.

The video starts out with an extended scene of plot, in which each of the boys appears twice — once as themselves, and once in some kind of disguise. Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan are pretty much unrecognizable as middle aged white music executives who are blowing hot hair, Harry Styles is a nerdy office assistant with an almost-convincing American accent, and Zayn Malik is an extremely believable hot (female) secretary. Like, I’m intimidated. He’s, like, really pretty. And then there’s Liam Payne, my favorite of the bunch. (Oh dear god, what have things come to when I have a favorite of the One Direction boys?) He plays a blond-wigged choreographer, and for some reason his line, “Stay with me cause I’m quite quick and five six seven eight!” followed by ridiculous dancing and nerdy Harry awkwardly shimmying behind him is the most adorable thing ever. Oh my god I hate myself.

Orrrr you can just skip to the video itself, which starts at 2:40, if you hate fun and puppies and laughter. That’s fine too. It’s all a great video, and I’m barely even disgusted with myself for saying that anymore. I know I’m getting older, but is it possible that my tastes are Benjamin Button-ing? Is that a thing? Please send help.

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  • Rose

    That was so funny! Harry is actually a really good actor and so adorable! And I’m jealous of girl Zayn, what a hot lady he is.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Super hot, right?

  • Ginny

    I have the same problem. I’m 24 years old and I find myself squeeing a little bit too much when it comes with these boys. WHY ARE THEY SO ADORABLE?

  • Olivia Wilson

    I’m so upset with myself for loving this video. So, so upset.

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  • Eileen

    welcome to the club. there’s a part of the fandom called “OBLT” on tumblr of 20+ year olds. :)

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