Frankly, we’re so chuffed that this cheeky quintet has conquered the world that we dare you to make it through even one of their music videos without smiling, singing along or squealing with delight.
In honor of our fave lads’ upcoming leap to the big screen in One Direction: This Is Us (in theaters August 30), we’ve rounded up 1D’s five most irresistibly charming music videos. Why five? Well, “all of them” just didn’t have the same ring to it…but let us know what you think of our selection in the comments!
Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis: you light up our world like nobody else…and that’s what makes you beautiful.
5. “One Thing” (2012)
Best YouTube Comment: “J’aime 1D, Me encanta 1D, I love 1D.”
With loving tributes to the Beatles, the Monkees and the Friends opening-credits couch, “One Thing” dares you not to sing along in suspenders. Obviously having a blast, the lads channel elder statesmen Backstreet Boys in their willingness to include their fans in the fun, but it’s the Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” that comes to mind with its “best friends running mad through the streets of London” vibe. This valentine to the greatness and goofiness of Britain is so infectious that you’re forgiven for sneaking Mom’s credit card to book that trip across the pond.