Oh, One Direction. You gave tweenyboppers the ride of their lives from the moment you first emerged on the X-Factor stage to the sad second Zayn made his solo exit.
Niall, Liam, Harry, Louis. You’re all who remains, and though you say “hiatus,” your fans just don’t know what to believe. In the chance that Made in the A.M. is your last musical gift, we celebrate your heart-throbbing legacy as it already stands, but this time, we experience it through the ears of others. Here are the remixes most worthy of a One Direction superfan adoration.
“Best Song Ever” – Kat Krazy
It’s pretty bold to name your track the “Best Song Ever,” although the playful lyrics dictate that this is not actually the song in question. But what about after Kat Krazy gives the already energetic track a bigger boost?
“18” – Nicky Romero
This ode to the end of innocence and the strange and complicated world that follows gets a blast of power from a festival house beat. It’s still heart-warming, but now it makes you want to jump up and down.
“Perfect” – Matoma
You may never live on a tropical island in the sun, but you can put turn this up in your headphones and be there for the next three minutes and 43 seconds. Don’t we all wish we could have secret rendevous with the One Direction boys? Swoon.
“Steal My Girl” – Didrick
This peppy electro vibe just stole our hearts. It’s kind of like if Porter Robinson decided to write a teenybopper pop smash. This beat got us feeling like we can take on the whole world, and maybe we’ll steal your girl. You never know.
“Kiss You” – Sharoque
This is pure pop house bliss. The synths sound as sweet as true love’s kiss, and the beat is just the right tempo to bring the rush of a budding crush. Perfect for this song that captures exactly that feeling.
“Drag Me Down” – Mike Williams
Here’s another uptempo beat that to keep your feet moving, but this one pumps the bass a little harder. When the build comes, the punchy drop follows, but this beat won’t ever drag you down.
“Stokholm Syndrome” – Benny Jay
We can’t help but be captured by this rework. Why would we ever run away from it’s swinging four-on-the-floor. We just want to throw our hands up in surrender. If One Direction doesn’t come back soon, can we at least get more remixes like this?