Steal My Girl is a song written and recorded by English-Irish boy band One Direction. It is the lead single from their fourth studio album Four (2014). It was released worldwide on 29 September 2014. The single was written by band members Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne and regular collaborators Wayne Hector, John Ryan, Ed Drewett and Julian Bunetta (the four had previously written "Best Song Ever"). It was produced by Julian Bunetta, John Ryan and Pär Westerlund.
The announcement was first made on band member Liam Payne's Twitter on 14 September. The single became available worldwide on 29 September, except in the United Kingdom. The song was made available in the United Kingdom on 12 October, with Payne's remix of the recording (dubbed as the Big Payno and Afterhrs Pool Party Remix) being the B-side. The song's co-writer Louis Tomlinson stated the song is a "feel good song and it’s not too far away from the last album (Midnight Memories)." On 28 September, one day prior to the official release, the song was leaked on the internet.
ANDPOP writer Evan Ross stated: "I’m more than a little bit obsessed with this song. My heart starts to race as Zayn’s voice kicks off the song and the record, and it just gets better from there. I’ve been humming this insanely catchy tune for days, and it’s the perfect lead single for this album."