Okay so sorry, but I’m about to rant. I don’t mean any offense to Directioners or anything, because they are really hot and they do have some super catchy songs. I know most people are over this or whatever, but some girl from my school just posted about how much she hates The Beatles or whatever and loves One Direction and how they’re going to be remembered so much longer. And I am like going to punch something.
Here’s the difference between the two:
1. The Beatles wrote their own songs, about things that were important to them and would change the world. One Direction has a room full of marketers write bubble-gum pop for them because they know people will still buy albums with hot British boys on the cover.
2. The Beatles were a band because they cared about each other. They were all friends and wanted to make music together. One Direction was forced to happen. I know they love each other now, but there’s still a distinct difference between doing what you want and what you’re told.
3. The Beatles stayed together through a lot. They were rejected by record companies and still worked together for years and years. And true, Ringo was a bit late to the party, but still. One Direction has just kind of had it easy. And I know not as individuals, but it seems like they just smiled at Simon and he decided to give them a record deal. Like, that’s not how it’s supposed to work.
Plus, it’s basically a curse to call a band the next Beatles because it will never happen. How many ‘next Beatles’ do you listen to today? So I really am sorry if you like them, because I actually do like them to. But The Beatles can’t be beat, no matter what you think about their style of music.
In conclusion, the next time I hear ANY band called ‘the next Beatles’ I will assume you are talking about those gross little roach-type things people call the exterminator on. *rant over*
I’m sorry. on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/47125045/via/chelsea_vanneste