Drag Me Down - One Direction's Surprise Single


2015 Photo of One Direction. Not my photo.

I woke up yesterday morning to a new One Direction song, if that isn't the start to a great Friday then I don't know what is.

I first heard the song on the radio, on my way to work....

Now, if you were afraid that the guys were going to sound off, or like something (or should I say someone) was missing, I am so happy to say that it sounds nothing like that.

I know you've probably listened to the song (I've listened to it a few times...and I am also currently listening to it) so let us just take a moment to appreciate the greatness, shall we?


"I've got fire for a heart
I'm not scared of the dark
You've never seen it look so easy
I got a river for a soul
And baby you're a boat
Baby you're my only reason"

Harry starts the song...and OMG are you actually listening to a new One Direction song??

"If I didn't have you there would be nothing left
The shell of a man who could never be his best
If I didn't have you, I'd never see the sun
You taught me how to be someone, yeah"

Louis continues, and the realization that, yes, you ARE listening to One Direction's new surprise song hits...and jeez, Louis sounds really bleeping good (no surprise there)

"All my life
You stood by me
When no one else was ever behind me
All these lights
They can't blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down"

Liam sings, YES, yes Liam you better sing it.

"All my life
You stood by me
When no one else was ever behind me
All these lights
They can't blind me
With your love, nobody can drag me down"

Niall now chimes in with his lovely little melody of a voice.

"Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me down
Nobody, nobody
Nobody can drag me down"

Louis begins the chorus with "nobody, nobody" with Harry coming in and out on the rest of the lyrics

"I got a fire for a heart
I'm not scared of the dark
You've never seen it look so easy
I got a river for a soul
And baby you're a boat
Baby you're my only reason"

Niall sings and you can't help but do a little happy clap..

"If I didn't have you there would be nothing left (nothing left)
The shell of a man who could never be his best (be his best)
If I didn't have you, I'd never see the sun (see the sun)
You taught me how to be someone
Yeah"

YES HARRY, you better sing it...at this point you kind of want to jump up and down and bob your head back and forth (in a hardcore kind of way) and you're not too sure how to express your excitement through your dancing..

We are then lead back to Niall singing "All my life....." all the way through the chorus ending the song with "Nobody can drag me down"

And just to make you a little bit crazier for the song than you already are, here is a video of the boys performing "Drag Me Down" for the first time in Indianapolis last night:


This is One Direction's best single yet (for me at least...) and if this is what the first song off their new (and FIFTH ALBUM) sounds like, I cannot wait to hear the rest of it!!