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Perfect is a song written and recorded by English-Irish boy band One Direction released on October 16, 2015 as the second single from their album Made in the A.M. and appears on the Perfect EP.

BackgroundEdit

In various interviews, the band members and co-writers describe differing aspects of the composition and overall meaning of the song. The song is in D major. Long-time writer and producer for the band, Julian Bunetta described the writing process as 'difficult' due to the writing occurring whilst the members travelled from country to country during their 2015 On the Road Again Tour. Bunetta called the single "a jam" and that stated that he plays it in his car frequently.

Critical ReceptionEdit

Digital Spy writer Lewis Corner stated: "Harry Styles took on co-writing duties for this scintillating slice of '80s pop, which serves as a delicious retort to Taylor Swift's 'Style' (which was obviously about their relationship). "And if you like cameras flashing every time we out/ And if you're looking for someone to write your breakup songs about/ Baby, I'm perfect/ Baby, we're perfect," they sing over the polished-up production, making it one of their slickest hits." [1]

Commercial PerformanceEdit

In the band's native United Kingdom, "Perfect" debuted at number two. In the United States, the song became the band's second consecutive top-10 hit from their Made in the A.M. album and sixth overall when "Perfect" debuted at number 10 on the Billboard issue dated 7 November 2015, after "Drag Me Down" debuted at number three. This debut also broke The Beatles' record for the most top 10 Hot 100 debuts among bands. The song has remained in the top 50 of all main markets since its release.

Music VideoEdit

One Direction - Perfect (Official Video)03:49

One Direction - Perfect (Official Video)

LyricsEdit

[Louis]
I might never be your knight in shining armor
I might never be the one you take home to mother
And I might never be the one who brings you flowers
But I can be the one, be the one tonight

[Liam]
When I first saw you
From across the room
I could tell that you were curious,
Oh, yeah
Girl, I hope you’re sure
What you're looking for
'Cause I'm not good at making promises

[Harry]
But if you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms
And if you like having secret little rendezvous
If you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do
Then baby, I'm perfect
Baby, I'm perfect for you
And if you like midnight driving with the windows down
And if you like going places we can’t even pronounce
If you like to do whatever you've been dreaming about
Then baby, you're perfect
Baby, you're perfect
So let's start right now

[Niall]
I might never be the hands you put your heart in
Or the arms that hold you any time you want them
But that don’t mean that we can’t live here in the moment
'Cause I can be the one you love from time to time

[Liam]
When I first saw you
From across the room
I could tell that you were curious,
Oh, yeah
Girl, I hope you’re sure
What you're looking for
'Cause I'm not good at making promises

[Harry]
But if you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms
And if you like having secret little rendezvous
If you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do
Then baby, I'm perfect
Baby, I'm perfect for you
And if you like midnight driving with the windows down
And if you like going places we can’t even pronounce
If you like to do whatever you've been dreaming about
Then baby, you're perfect
Baby, you're perfect
So let's start right now

And if you like cameras flashing every time we go out,
Oh, yeah
And if you're looking for someone to write your break-up songs about
Baby, I'm perfect
Baby, we're perfect

If you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms
And if you like having secret little rendezvous
If you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do
Then baby, I'm perfect
Baby, I'm perfect for you
And if you like midnight driving with the windows down
And if you like going places we can’t even pronounce
If you like to do whatever you've been dreaming about
Then baby, you're perfect
Baby, you're perfect
So let's start right now

TracklistEdit

  • Digital download
  1. "Perfect" – 3:50
  • Digital EP
  1. "Perfect" (Stripped) – 3:51
  2. "Home" – 3:14
  3. "Perfect" (Matoma Remix) – 3:43
  4. "Drag Me Down" (featuring LunchMoney Lewis) (Big Payno x AFTERHRS Remix) – 3:08

AudioEdit

Click here to listen to it on Deezer


ReferencesEdit

  1. digitalspy.com - Track review

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