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“Midnight Memories (song)”
Midnight Memories Single cover
Information
Album

Midnight Memories

Format

Digital download

Recorded

2013

Length

2:56

Writers

Julian Bunetta, Liam Payne, Jamie Scott, John Ryan, Louis Tomlinson

Producer

Julian Bunetta, John Ryan

Midnight Memories is the fourth track from One Direction's third album Midnight Memories and served as the third single.

Lyrically, the song describes partying with friends, and cleverly depicts the act of singing about 'midnight memories' while actually creating the midnight memories themselves.

The song was the opening number for the Where We Are Tour, and was performed on the On The Road Again Tour.

Background

On January 23, 2014, a 19 second clip of Liam discussing Midnight Memories was released, where he stated "It's actually one of the songs I wrote with Louis" and "This is the first song we wrote on the album, so this kinda like paved the way for this whole album sound and the way it all changes and stuff".

In various promotional interviews during 2015, Louis said Midnight Memories was one of his proudest achievements because he and Liam worked the hardest to perfect the sound and writing.

The song's chorus resembles the chorus to Def Leppard's song Pour Some Sugar On Me. Legal action was considered, but a studio recording of the band writing the song shows it was an original effort.

Recording Midnight Memories03:39

Recording Midnight Memories

Everyday from January 26, 2014, at 4pm GMT (11am EST), they released a GIF on Facebook and Twitter taken from the music video building up to Friday the 31st when the whole music video was released at 4pm GMT.

Trailers and Extras

On January 29th and 30th, 2014, the first and second trailer were released respectively. The first behind the scenes video was released on February 7, 2014 at 4pm. The following 3 were released everyday until February 10th at 4pm everyday.

Music Video

Music Video Information
One Direction - Midnight Memories03:21

One Direction - Midnight Memories

full

Released January 31, 2014
Length 3:20
Director Ben Winston
Production Co
Choreographer
Filmed December 2013
Location London
VEVO views 144,220,514 (as of June 30, 2017)
On November 11, 2015, the Midnight Memories music video was Vevo Certified after passing 100 million views. It became the band's fourteenth music video to be certified.[1]

Lyrics

 
[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

Performances

Live:

Date Event Watch Country
2013
November 25 iHeart Radio Release Tv United States
November 26 Good Morning America Tv United States
December 15 X Factor UK Tv United Kingdom
December 19 X Factor USA Tv United States

2014

  • May 24 - BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend
  • September 23 - IHeartRadio Festival

References

  1. Vevo Certified Article

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