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“Best Song Ever”
Best Song Ever cover
Information
Album

Midnight Memories

Released

July 22, 2013

Format

CD single, digital download

Length

3:21

Writers

Ed Drewett, Wayne Hector, Haille Walker, John Ryan and Julian Bunetta

Best Song Ever is the song which is featured in This Is Us. It was revealed by Niall Horan tweeting an announcement video as well as the song appearing at the end of the official full length trailer for This Is Us, also released on the same day. It is also the lead single from One Direction's third studio album, Midnight Memories. The track debuted and peaked at #2 on both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Background

The song was revealed via a short announcement video tweeted first by Niall Horan on June 25, 2013. [2]The video revealed that the song would be available to pre-order "midnight tonight"(GMT on 25th of June). In the video Liam Payne also mentioned that the official movie trailer for This Is Us wnet live in "about half and hour" and that if you watch it you "might just catch a little snippet." Louis Tomlinson ended the video by saying "Hope you like it!"

One Direction announce new single - 00:29

One Direction announce new single - "Best Song Ever"

The official release date was July 22nd with the physical CD released on August 19th. The next day, June 26th, the song had gone to number 1 in various countries such as the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Denmark, Spain, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Belgium and many more.

The official single cover was released through the use of the hashtag #BestSongEverCover' on twitter on July 3, 2013 at 7pm (GMT) [3]

The song was released accidentally by iTunes who downloaded it onto a girl's iPod as opposed to just pre-ordering it for her. The whole song was leaked onto places such as Tumblr and YouTube on July 17th.

The radio premiere of the song was on July 19, 2013. The boys did interviews and appeared on various radio shows July 19th.

  • Harry was on BBC Radio 1 (at 4pm); Virgin Radio (96 at 8pm).
  • Niall was on 102.7 (On The Ryan Seacrest show on KISS FM at 4:30pm) and NRK (In France at 3pm).
  • Liam was on 99.7 (NOW Radio in the morning); 95.8 (Capital FM at 4pm); 102.7 (On The Rayn Seacrest show on KISS FM at 4pm).
  • Zayn appeared on InDemand Radio (from 8pm). Most radio stations played the song at around 4pm.

The audio was posted on One Direction's VEVO channel following these interviews and was later set as unlisted once the official video had been released.

Their thank you message[4] was uploaded onto One Direction's official YouTube account.

Lyrics

[Harry]
Maybe it's the way she walked (ow)
Straight into my heart and stole it
Through the doors and pass the guards (ow)
Just like she already owned it

[Zayn]
I said can you give it back to me?
She said never in your wildest dreams

[All]
And we danced all night to the best song ever
We knew every line now I can't remember
How it goes but I know that I won't forget her
'Cause we danced all night to the best song ever
I think it went oh, oh, oh
I think it went yeah, yeah, yeah
I think it goes ohhhh

[Liam]
Said her name was Georgia Rose (ow)
And her daddy was a dentist

[Harry]
Said I had a dirty mouth
(I got a dirty mouth)
But she kissed me like she meant it

[Niall]
I said can I take you home with me?
She said never in your wildest dreams

[All]
And we danced all night to the best song ever
We knew every line now I can't remember
How it goes but I know that I won't forget her
'Cause we danced all night to the best song ever
I think it went oh, oh, oh
I think it went yeah, yeah, yeah
I think it goes ohhhh

[Louis]
You know, I know, you know I'll remember you
And I know, you know, I know you'll remember me

[Zayn]
And you know, I know, you know I'll remember you
(Oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah)
And I know, you know, I hope you
(Oh, oh oh, yeah yeah, yeah)
Remember how we danced
(Oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah)
How we danced
(Oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah)

([Harry] 1, 2, 1, 2, 3)

[All]
And we danced all night to the best song ever
We knew every line now I can't remember
How it goes but I know that I wont forget her
'Cause we danced all night to the best song ever

And we danced all night to the best song ever
We knew every line now I can't remember
How it goes but I know that I won't forget her
'Cause we danced all night to the best song ever
I think it went oh, oh, oh
I think it went yeah, yeah, yeah
I think it goes ohhhh

[Zayn]
Best song ever
It was the best song ever
It was the best song ever

Music video

Music Video Information
One Direction - Best Song Ever06:13

One Direction - Best Song Ever

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Released July 22, 2013
Length 6:13
Director Ben Winston
Production Co
Choreographer
Filmed June 2013
Location Miami, USA
VEVO views 266 million+


On July 23, 2013 (the day after the video was released), VEVO tweeted that Best Song Ever had gathered 12.3 million views within 24 hours of its release. The video had held the record for "Most Views Within 24 Hours of Release". It was previously held by Miley Cyrus's 'We Can't Stop' with 10.7 million views.[5] It was later again broken by Miley Cyrus with her video for "Wrecking Ball".

A behind the scenes video was released on July 30, 2013 and shows footage about the transformations of the boys into each of their characters and other extras.

One Direction - Best Song Ever (Behind The Scenes)03:18

One Direction - Best Song Ever (Behind The Scenes)

In the behind the scenes video Liam says, "The concept of the video is that we're in a Hollywood movie office and we've just been offered the film by some big shots." Harry completes by saying "We go in and they tell us all these ideas that we hate about how to make the film and at the end, we tell them how we want the film to be like."

Performances

Live

Date Event Watch Country
2013
August 11 Teen Choice Awards United States
August 23 The Today Show

Tv

United States

August 28 America's Got Talent

Tv

United States

References

  1. Billboard.com Best Song Ever debuts at No.2
  2. Twitter Niall's Tweet
  3. Twitter Artwork tweet from the official One Direction account
  4. YouTube Special thank you message
  5. Twitter One day VEVO record

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