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NEW MUSIC: One Direction Covers Blondie For Comic Relief

Ok, be honest: when I say to you, “British boy band One Direction have released a cover of Blondie’s ‘One Way Or Another,’” you’re like “Nuh-uh!” And then you’re probably like, “Is nothing sacred???” shaking your fist at the empty heavens. Yeah, that was totally my first reaction too! But, look, the single is for British charity Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day—where celebs in the U.K. wear red clown noses and do funny stuff to raise money for needy folks both at home and in Africa—so not only is it supposed to be ridiculous, it’s for a good cause. Also, the accompanying video—which the band shot themselves on tour so that they could give whatever money they would have spent on an expensive, big budget video directly to Comic Relief—is really pretty remarkably adorable and features a cameo by Prime Minister David Cameron! Somewhere, we hope Dame Debbie Harry is smiling in approval.


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  • dellisonly

    I hope they raise a skip for of large bills

  • rigs

    I think it’s adorable, these guys are super cute and have fun pop songs so nothing to really hate – I think they’re much better than Bieber with his swag wannabe, attitude.

  • Icebloo

    OK the first guy who spoke in this video is obviously gay the one who says “Let’s do it”. Is he out yet ?

    They made the video cheaply to save money yet they still managed to spend money on an unnecessary trip to Africa ?

  • Zodinsbrother


    LOL, such ignorance. Comic Relief is a major TV Marathon that goes on for many hours. The Boys trip to Africa was paid for by the BBC so they could film documentary footage of the communities they will be funding from the money raised and to help encourage people to donate. In one of the clips the boys visit a hospital where children are on the verge of death.

    See here

    Trying to be the comic bitchy gay is one thing, but sometimes it’s as self indulgent and ignorant.

    I’d never buy a One Direction record but I’ll but this one. It will save lives.

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