One Direction - Best Song Ever (Audio)
Directioners' parents overhearing One Direction's new single, [article id="1710570"]"Best Song Ever,"[/article] may have thought it sounded like their best song ever growing up: the Who's "Baba O'Riley" from 1971.
One Direction - Best Song Ever (Audio)
Well, Bunetta says that's a mystery, even to him. "That's the thing. Have you ever had a night when you were out and you were with friends and you were partying and you were dancing and you were at the height of your happiness and you woke up the next day and went 'That was so much fun... what was that song?' It's just kind of one of those [feelings]," he said. "The song is irrelevant. It's just kind of like at that moment, it's the right thing and it doesn't even matter, all elements added up to being a lasting memory."
"Best Song Ever" received mixed to positive reviews from contemporary music critics. Amy Sciaretto of PopCrush awarded the song 3 and a half out of 5 stars, stating that "the first 20 seconds and intro of the song" were likely an "intentional homage" to The Who's "Baba O'Riley", however that the rest of the song was "signature 1D". Sciaretto went on to call the song "flirty, fluffy, and fun", dubbing the track "anthemic" and "cute", however stated that the song was not as catchy as their previous singles "Live While We're Young" and "Kiss You" and that it wasn't their best work. Click Music reacted negatively to the song, giving it 1 and a half stars out of 5, describing it as "tiresome" and called the song's writers "creatively barren", accusing them of plagiarism of The Who's "Baba O'Riley". It also called the song a representation of "the laziest, most mind-numbing trends in modern pop". 
Global superstars One Direction will tease their forthcoming first movie, the 3D 'This Is Us', with the eagerly awaited release of their brand new single 'Best Song Ever.' the first song to be taken from their forthcoming third album, 'Best Song Ever' is available to pre-order from midnight and released on 22nd July, with a physical CD release following on 19th August. On 'Best Song Ever' Niall, Louis, Harry, Liam and Zayn deliver yet another memorable modern-pop classic. Fans can get their first taste of 'Best Song Ever' when the new trailer for 'This Is Us' launches on their official Vevo channel today. With a sky scraping sing along chorus, One Direction's new single expands their sound yet remains as irrepressibly infectious as ever. One Direction are currently on a worldwide tour in support of their second album 'Take Me Home', while 'This Is Us' will be released in August. The band also have just announced the first two legs of a worldwide stadium tour for 2014 - including eight sold out dates in the UK and Ireland. With their two albums to date - 'Up All Night' and 'Take Me Home' - One Direction have sold over 30 million records worldwide. They've won two BRIT awards, three MTV Europe Music awards, three Billboard Music awards and this year achieved their third UK number one with the official Red Nose Day 2013 single 'One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks).'
It can't be a coincidence that there have been two pop music scandals this week - first, fans accused Katy Perry's new single Roar of ripping off Sara Bareilles's Brave, and now everyone's talking about similarities between One Direction's Best Song Ever and an old song by The Who.
"You know i can't type properly now. I'm getting p***ed by some unknown people, THE WHO," said another, who (if she repeats that to her mum) might be grounded. Other fans stayed calm and just threatened to kill the band (two of whom are sadly already dead): "The Who want [best song ever] deleted bc it sound like one of their songs. You can try, you and the rest of your band will die."
Todd (VO): ...the inspiration is pretty blatant. What a bunch of hacks! What makes you think you have the right to rip off "Baba O'Riley," a song you could make a case for actually being the best song ever? How dare you? How dare you [back to "Best Song Ever"] make a song that sounds like "Baba O'Riley"?! What makes you think I want you to fill the airwaves with a song that starts with a slow synth build that suddenly slams into life with surging piano chords, guitar thundering out the most primal riff in rock history,...
Todd (VO): Well, I can certainly think of worse bands they could be ripping off. But, you know, I think I'm one of the three people who actually did watch the [logo for...] Tenacious D movie, in which we actually see them fight Satan and perform the "best song in the world."
Todd (VO): ...and they're trying to play it fairly straight instead of trying to be funny. [Clip from "Tribute"] Like, Tenacious D can't remember the best song in the world because that's the joke. But if you're being serious, how...how is this supposed to work? You call it the best song ever, but you don't even remember it? Come on. You have no basis to support this judgment call even to yourself. In fact, I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume...
Todd: ...that the only reason you thought it was the "best song ever" is that your judgment was biased by the fact that you were dancing with a hot girl when you heard it, and that is completely and totally understandable!
Todd (VO): Like, a lot. A whole lot. Um...I wouldn't call it the best song ever, even though technically I have to. But...uh, yeah, I'm enjoying it. Seems like a really fun and upbeat depiction of how girls make music sound better. Also, this video is making me feel uncomfortable feelings. Uh...wonder if there's any One Direction fans out there feeling as confused as I am.
Todd: Um...yeah, this episode is not turning out how I wanted it to. I...sort of expected it to go in one direction, and it kinda went another. If I'd known this was going to happen, I would not have compared them to Hitler at the beginning, I'll tell you that. Okay, this is probably as disappointing to you as it is to me. I really, really wanted to hate this song, but I cannot properly provide... 041b061a72