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Midnight Memories is a song recorded by English-Irish boy band One Direction from their third studio album of the same name. It was co-written by Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott, John Ryan and band members Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson. It was released as the third single from the album.

BackgroundEdit

"Midnight Memories" was written by John Ryan, Jamie Scott, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Julian Bunetta and produced by Bunetta. It is the second single to be written by members of the band, following the previous single of the same album, "Story of My Life". Talking to MTV News about the track, Bunetta said, "It's the title of the album and it just happens to fall in line with Up All Night, Take Me Home, it's all references to. We have so many memories of just being in the studio or being in the back of the bus or going to one of the guys' places and hanging out and writing. Or, just when you're young and that's when you kind of have all your experiences." The song does not feature a solo part from member Zayn Malik, which led to some negative responses from the fans.

ReceptionEdit

On 25 November, in a track-by-track review on Billboard writer Chris Payne and by Michael Craigg on the Daily Mirror It opens with groovy guitar licks, leads into a peppy pre-chorus, and rocks out in the chorus behind a riff reminiscent of Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me." [1]

Commercial PerformanceEdit

The song was released on 20 November 2013, five days prior to the release of the album, and debuted at number three on the Irish Singles Chart the following day. It has since peaked in the top 10 of nine other countries around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, the Netherlands and Spain. It was less successful in the UK upon its release, only just managing to peak inside the top 40 at #39.

Music VideoEdit

One Direction - Midnight Memories03:21

One Direction - Midnight Memories

TeasersEdit

LyricsEdit

[Harry]
Straight off the plane to a new hotel
Just touched down, you could never tell
Big house party with a crowded kitchen
People talk shhh but we don't listen

[Louis]
Tell me that I'm wrong but I do what I please
Way too many people in the Addison Lee,
Now I'm at the age where I know what I need, oh whoa

[Chorus - Zayn leading]
Midnight memories, oh, oh, ohhh
Baby you and me
Stumbling in the street
Singing, singing, singing, singing
Midnight memories, oh oh oh
Anywhere we go
Never say no
Just do it, do it, do it, do it

[Liam]
5 foot something with the skinny jeans
Don't look back baby follow me

[Niall]
I don't know where I'm going but I'm finding my way
Same old shhh, but a different day

[Louis]
Tell me that I'm wrong but I do what I please
Way too many people in the Addison Lee
Now I'm at the age where I know what I need, oh whoa

[Chorus - Zayn leading]
Midnight memories, oh, oh, ohh
Baby you and me
Stumbling in the street
Singing, singing, singing, singing
Midnight memories, oh oh oh
Anywhere we go
Never saying no
Just do it, do it, do it, do it

[Niall]
You and me and all our friends
I don't care how much we spend
Baby this is what the night is for

[Harry]
I know nothing's making sense
For tonight let's just pretend
I don't wanna stop so give me more

[Chorus]
Midnight memories, oh, oh, ohh
Baby you and me
Stumbling in the street
Singing, singing, singing, singing
Midnight memories, oh oh oh
Anywhere we go
Never saying no
Just do it, do it, do it, do it

AudioEdit

Click here to listen to it on Deezer



ReferencesEdit

  1. wikipedia.org - Background & Reception

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