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Posted 7/6/13

miserykitsune wrote:

I don't get it meself. They're not my type of music so I wouldn't really, but I don't how they got so popular when there has been other boybands like them in UK before who never got the smae attention overseas, JLS for example.


It's just that maybe Simon like them? I mean the guy himself is popular in the US. And sometimes a bit of luck. It's hard for a foreign band to enter mainstream in the US anyway (and other country follows). Even Westlife or Boyzone in their era didn't made as much or even Beatles when they're starting.

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They're not even good looking. As in the usual good looking folks girls usually fall for. (Except for Zayn but then again, Zayn isn't the most popular, it's the guy with the weirdest hair, Harry.) I am a girl myself. But then I like some of their songs (Moments, Taken, Over again, Little Things..etc) and some are catchy.

And they have or most of them have good voices. Most of their fans just so happen to like one (song or looks or accent or personality) then followed by another thing and the band grew on them. Just like everyone else for another band.

The (huge) number of fans is something mere advertisement and hard selling. Maybe they reached out to more people, or maybe they used the social media. They targeted mainstream and it worked! For every huge fan base though, normally, they have those who go way beyond overboard (and sometimes annoying) I don't know what they wanted with the boys but they're the one who usually die out after awhile.

It's not about the music quality because for all we know it's normal for someone to like another genre different from our preference.

(Although NSYNC's gone long time ago, I still know their songs, I think most people do and they're a boy band as well)
Posted 8/17/13
I tell ya`; they only go one direction. --->
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Posted 8/18/13
same reason justin bieber is....girls with no sense of music
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Posted 8/18/13
Cause they are basically like 5 Justin Biebers in one group I guess so all the Beliebers would be jumping all over them! I personally prefer my K-Pop boybands but I dont mind 1D
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Posted 8/19/13
Boy bands are always gonna be popular, you guys remember Backstreet Boys and N'SYNC?
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Posted 8/19/13 , edited 8/19/13
Because little girls tweens are a big target audience for the music industries, so they make more boy bands and singers like Justin Bieber.
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Posted 8/26/13
Because tween girls and middle aged men want the D.
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Posted 8/26/13
There's a lot of 10-14 year old girls in this world, who have bad taste in music :P
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Posted 8/28/13
I really dont get why so many girls like them but I dont care for thier music. Just bubble gum pop songs. Most of the girls that like them are under the age of 18.
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Posted 8/28/13
Because the world is a strange place.
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Posted 9/7/13
There's actually a lot of 16+ girls in that fandom. In fact, a majority of them are over 15
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Posted 9/8/13
They're a group of pretty boys who sing songs meant to dampen the panties of girls everywhere.

In other words, they're a boyband.
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Posted 9/11/13 , edited 9/11/13
Never heard their songs except for one day when I went to a burger king with a friend and she was like "oh I love that song" and I was like..."it sucks" and she's like "you don't like 1direction??" I didn't even pay attention to it, same with Justin beiber...the only reason why I know him is because people talk a lot about him but I never care to listen to a full song...what I listened to was enough to know that it is not my style.
Posted 9/22/13
Everyone knows they really aren't going in one direction.
Posted 9/23/13 , edited 9/23/13
Never heard of it.

Oh, so they're Backstreet Boys / Westlife. I see, I guess I better squirt and scream then.

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