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As we all already know, One Direction released the lead single off their fifth album on 31 July. The single, Drag Me Down, is not only a new sound for the lads but also a new direction for them as it is their first single without their previous band member, Zayn.

Drag Me Down is an anthem about supportive love and how nobody can break something as special as that. With lyrics such as, "with your love, nobody can drag me down", we can't help but think that the really catchy song is referring to the love shared within the band. (Aww!)

But as the song title suggests, it's not always a bed of roses in the life of One Direction. There will always be people who try to bring them down. Hence, we have done some detective work and gathered a few clues to maybe help decipher the inspiration behind the song.

 

1. Twitter Showdown

After Zayn left One Direction and recorded a song with the help of Naughty Boy, this happened.

 

2. Acknowledgement of a Fan's Sign

Apparently, Niall has more tattoos than Naughty Boy has fans!

 

3. Piñata Party

It seems like Liam and Louis had a smashing good time on stage.

 

These are just speculations, we don't know what or who really inspired the song. But what we do know is that this amazing song will be on repeat non-stop for the next couple of weeks until One Direction decide to release their second single off the new album! We can't wait!

Photo Credit: Twitter and Spotify

One Direction just celebrated #5Yearsof1D not too long ago. Although it's their fifth year together, it is their first time celebrating their anniversary as a four-piece band.

And just a few days after that, Zayn Malik decided to reveal the real reason why he left the band on Twitter.

His reason has caused Directioners all over the world to respond differently and rather interestingly with the worldwide trending hashtag, #realmusic.

We have complied and categorized some of our favourite fan reactions for your enjoyment!

 

1. The Angry Fans

Obviously, some fans feel very betrayed by Zayn because he initially left the band to be "a normal 22-year-old" but now he's signed to RCA as a solo artist to make "real music".

 

2. The Supportive Fans

On the other extreme end of the spectrum, there are fans who have promised to forever and always support the 5 lads till the very end.

 

3. The Broke Fans

And there are the fans who approve of Zayn's solo career but there's one big problem if they are going to support both One Direction and Zayn, and that is MONEY.

 

4. The Funny Fans

There will always be fans who will crack the whole fandom up with their wit and photoshop skills.

 

5. The Hopeful Fans

Lastly, we have the hopeful ones. Maybe a collaboration between One Direction and Zayn?

 

Which category do you fall under? Do let us know by leaving a comment down below!

At the end of the day, we wish all of them nothing but the best in their respective careers and we know that we can expect great music from both One Direction and RCA's newest recording artist, Zayn Malik.

Photo Credit: Twitter

Time to raise the roof as Fifth Harmony just celebrated #3YearsOfFifthHarmony on 27 July! 

We are very proud harmonizers who have been there since day one, and we wish we could be with the girls to celebrate everytime they have accomplished something great in their careers. 

It was definitely hard to choose the top 5 moments because we all secretly wish we could be spying on them 24/7 from the back of their tour bus, am I right? Anyways, we somehow managed to pick our top 5 moments and here they are!

 

1. When they became a girl group.

This was such a magical moment to watch as the girls were eliminated as individual acts but were given a second chance to go through the next round together. What can I say, they are just better together ;)

 

2. When they got through to the finals of The X Factor.

Being the underdogs for most of The X Factor season wasn't easy, but their hardwork and exploding talent got them through to the finals when they thought they were going home that night. Just look at their faces!

 

3. When they heard Miss Movin' On for the first time on the radio.

Hearing their debut single for the first time on the radio was certainly a really emotional moment for them as all their dreams felt like they were coming true. But while jamming out to their own song, it turned out to be some sort of prank?!

 

4. When they won their first moon man at the VMAs.

After many many days of voting their thumbs off, the harmonizers finally managed to get Fifth Harmony their well-deserved award for "Artist to Watch" at the 2014 Video Music Awards. What a joyous day! It would be even better if we could join Dinah Jane to do the celebration nae nae though!

 

5. When all their singles from Reflection went platinum.

These amazing vocalists earned every bit of success that they have and being a multi-platinum recording band is just a validation of what great artists they are.

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This girl-powered group has come a long way from their X Factor days, and we wish them all the success in the world as they continue to touch the lives of many with their voices and hearts of gold.

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It felt not too long ago when Liam had curly hair and Louis wore suspenders, but time really does fly by as One Direction celebrated 5 years together as a band on 23 July.

Throughout these years, we have witnessed these lads grow as artistes as well as individuals before our very own eyes.

It is obvious that this band has played a huge role in the lives of many and we are so proud that we were there to celebrate their countless accomplishments. But we are not here to talk their number one albums, highly successful fragrances, or even the numerous iconic venues that they performed at because Directioners already know that all too well.

This is a celebration of One Direction for who they are, for reasons that we are truly proud to have chosen the right band to invest (most) our lives in and to call ourselves directioners. So here's 5 reasons why!

 

1. They are just being themselves.

In other words, they are just goofballs! Goofballs that we absolutely love because they did not let the industry change them but have stayed true to who they are.

 

2. They are great dancers.

HAHAHA! They say they can't dance but don't we just love their very cool and innovative dance moves?

 

3. They give back.

It's just so heartening to know that they understand the importance of giving back to those who are not as fortunate as they are.

 

4. They really appreciate and love their directioners. 

Directioners are a huge part of their success, and they acknowledge and appreciate that fact full well.

 

5. Their friendship is gold.

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Their love for each other has made us fall in love with their friendship. #squadgoals

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Even though One Direction is currently a four-piece band, let's not dwell on the past but celebrate what they have accomplished so far as One Direction. The future still looks bright for them as we wait in anticipation for more great music and success coming their way!

Photo Credit: Giphy and Twitter

Have you ever listened to a catchy song so many times until your brain doesn't even process the meaning of the lyrics?

Songwriters have been getting away with lyrics that make absolutely no sense because those songs end up making lots of dollars anyways. (HAHA! See what I did there? Sense (cents)... dollars!)

So here are just some of the many popular songs that we have been listening and singing to without even realising how funny and ridiculous some of them really are.

 

1. "I only wanna die alive" - Break Free

Ariana Grande should really try to Break Free from such oxymoron lyrics. The only way you can die is to be alive before that, ari...

 

2. "Before you came into my life I missed you so bad" - Call Me Maybe

So Carly Rae Jepsen missed someone so bad before she even met him? Maybe someone should call, meet and then leave her so that she can miss somebody properly! Call Me (her) Maybe!

 

3. "You killed me but I survived" - Miss Movin' On

Apparently someone killed Fifth Harmony but they survived! That person probably isn't cut out to be a murderer.

 

4. "You can't go to bed without a cup of tea. And maybe that's the reason that you talk in your sleep." - Little Things

I don't think tea helps someone not talk in their sleep, does it? Someone should clarify this with the lads of One Direction.

 

5. "When we're on the phone and you talk real slow. Cause it's late and your mama don't know." - Our Song

If you want to talk on the phone without being heard by your mama, you should probably talk quietly instead of slowly. Am I right Taylor Swift?

 

Maybe we should start analysing our favourite songs more because we might actually be losing IQ points. Oh, who are we kidding! We are still gonna love and jam out to these songs anyways!

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If you're someone who spends most of your waking hours on YouTube, you are probably already in love with Kurt Hugo Schneider. This talented music producer and filmmaker is known for collaborating with other musicians on his music videos.

With almost 6 million subscibers and over a billion views, it is no doubt that this guy has made it in the YouTube world. A lot of his success is obviously due to the talented bones in his body but Kurt also has a (not so) secret weapon: his one take music video covers.

These one take music video covers have fascinated many with the idea of "teleportation". It is just so amazing to watch these musicians transporting from place to place at top ninja-speed outside the view of the camera.

So here are our top 5 favourite one take music video covers by the one and only, Kurt Hugo Schneider. Enjoy!  

 

1. Bad Blood

As a result of the Bad Blood between the both of them, Macy Kate tried to run away from Benjamin Kheng while unknowingly showing us the emergency escape route of the hotel!

 
 

2. Possible

How is it Possible for Sam Tsui and Michelle Glavan to move so fast from bench to bench? 

 
 

3. Bright

It was definitely a Bright idea for Kurt to take the opportunity being in Singapore with Tiffany Alvord to film this amazing cover with our very own homegrown talent, Gentle Bones. 

 
 

4. Justin Timberlake Medley

This JT medley would be perfect to jam to if only we each had a segway to ride on like Victoria Justice and Max Schneider!

 
 

5. Maps

I don't know about you, but we certainly got lost in the music and dancing while watching this fun cover by Max and Alyson Stoner. 

 
We hope you've enjoyed these one take music video covers and that Kurt will be producing more of them for our enjoyment!
 
Photo Credit: Kurt Hugo Schneider YouTube 

Fifth Harmony is finally going back on their Reflection tour this Summer with opening acts: Debby Ryan + The Never Ending, Natalie La Rose and Bea Miller!

With such a great line-up this tour, having a few of our favourite throwback song covers by Fifth Harmony included in the setlist would definitely be the icing on the cake.

So to celebrate the start of the new tour, we have picked 5 of our favourite song covers by our 5 favourite girls. 

 

1. La La Latch

The cleverly named mashup, La La Latch, was definitely a fan favourite when Fifth Harmony brought this popular song cover places we thought it would never go. 

 

2. Mirrors

Mirrors is definitely one of the most appropriate songs to cover on this tour, because what do you see your reflection in? Answer: Mirrors, duh.

 
 
 

3. Honeymoon Avenue

Honeymoon Avenue was a simple production taken on the studio carpet and possibly with an iPhone camera. This sweet tune captured the hearts of many fans and probably one of the biggest Harmonizers around, the singer herself, Ariana Grande who linked the video on twitter with the caption, "Bbbeeeeaaautifulll".

 
 
 

4.Anything Could Happen

This song played a huge role in the lives of the girls as it helped them get into the finals of The X Factor. As this tour kicks off and as this song title suggests, we are excited to see what happens because Anything Could Happen.

 
 
 

5. Uptown Funk

Although this cover was released to promote the first part of their Reflection Tour, I'm sure a little Uptown Funk wouldn't hurt anybody. And instead of their previous special guests, why not get their new opening acts to sing this fun jam with them on stage?

 
 
 

As Fifth Harmony hits the road again on 15 July, we wish them all the best and we definitely can't wait to hear some good old tour stories!

Photo Credit: Verizon Theatre

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