Best Song Ever by One Direction
One Direction is a pop band consisting of members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. The boys come from England and Ireland and based in London. The band got their start after appearing on the show The X Factor in 2010.
Even though they finished third in the competition, the band’s popularity has exploded due mainly to social media and signing with Simon Cowell’s label Syco Records. Their hit songs so far have included “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Live While We’re Young.” One Direction has already been extremely successful with over 10 million albums sold and winning a variety of music awards.
“Best Song Ever” was released as a single in July of 2013 from Syco Records along with Columbia Records. The song was written by John Ryan, Wayne Hector, Ed Drewett, and Julian Bunetta. The music video for the song was directed by Ben Winston. It was written by James Corden and produced by John Ryan, Julian Bunetta, and Matt Radosevich. Fulwell73 was the production company. In the music video, the band members play dress up and act like all different characters including themselves. The video lasts over six minutes and contains quite a lot of dialogue.
The music video for “Best Song Ever” starts off with a shot of the famous Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. Horan and Tomlinson are seen as studio execs in their office. Malik is their assistant. He comes in and tells them that the band One Direction is there to see them. The band comes in as themselves and sit down. The Studio Execs are excited about a movie featuring the band and they bring in their marketing guy, Marcel, and their choreographer, Leeroy, portrayed by Payne.
The boys aren’t impressed by their choreographer or what their marketing guy comes up with. When the band finally starts singing the song, they have had enough and start trashing the Exec’s office and flirting with the assistant. There is a TV in the office which shows One Direction having fun, signing autographs, and singing on stage. Some of the guys break out of the office and continue to run amuck throughout the rest of the building. Towards the end, the other office workers become the group’s backup dancers. After the song is over, there are some behind-the-scenes shots of the members.
The song “Best Song Ever” speaks about meeting a girl and then remembering how much fun they had because they “danced all night to the best song ever.” The girl was memorable because she walked right into his life and stole his heart “like she already owned it.” How he remembers the girl is through the song. The girl said that her name was “Georgia Rose” and they “knew every line” of that song. The singer also hopes that she will remember their time together and how they danced to the “best song ever.”