These 7 Rock-Tastic One Direction Covers Are Totally ‘Fireproof’
One year ago today, One Direction announced the details of their album
, including the 24-hour-only download of a new song called “Fireproof.” And because Directioners never miss an anniversary, #1YearSinceFireproof started trending on Twitter on Tuesday. Fans were full of fond reminiscences.
— Eurika Shakya (@EurikaShakya1D) September 8, 2015
WHEN YOU REALIZE IT'S BEEN A YEAR SINCE IT HAS RELEASED #1YearSinceFireproof pic.twitter.com/cWmmkfc7X5
— Drag Me Down (@ProudLiLoGirl) September 8, 2015
"who would've thought this time last year that zayn would leave"
As much as One Direction are a pop band, they’ve relied on rock-oriented sounds throughout their career to make their songs as epic and bombastic as possible. 2013’s
had a ton of ’80s hair metal influence (as we’ve pointed out before) and
continued the classic-rock trend on songs like “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” and “Steal My Girl.”
Check Out Liam Payne’s Hidden Talent And Try Not To Freak Out
But there’s nothing like an old-fashioned, hands in the dirt, rockin’ cover of a 1D tune to appreciate how massive the songs always sound, no matter what genre they’re performed in. Here are a few of our favorites.
Trippier than Directioners are used to, but the sentiment is still there.
Morphed into a sparkly pop-rock hit complete with a key change!
Watch Harry Styles Stop A Show To Fix A Fan’s Misspelled Sign
Ragged, soulful and skeletal. And full of pure power.
Postmodern Jukebox ft. Jeffrey James – “Steal My Girl”
It swings. It shimmies. It rocks, in a ’50s kinda way.
Beneath the bebop moon, beneath the mambo sun.