One Direction – Live While We’re Young (Audio, Lyrics, Video)

One Direction - Live While We're Young (prod. Carl Falk & Rami)

Throwback to One Direction’s “Live While We’re Young” song produced by Carl Falk & Rami. Watch the video, listen, stream, buy, read the lyrics, mp3 download.

One Direction Live While We're Young
One Direction Live While We’re Young

“Live While We’re Young” is a song by English-Irish boy band One Direction, released as the lead single from their second studio album, Take Me Home (2012). Written by Savan Kotecha and its producers, Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk, the number was released by Syco Records on 28 September 2012. Falk, Kotecha, and Yacoub had collaboratively helmed One Direction’s previous hits, “What Makes You Beautiful” and “One Thing”. The track is an uptempo, upbeat bubblegum pop song that features rock undertones, vocal harmonies, hand claps, prominent electric guitar riffs, and repetitive synthesizers. The chorus of the song is predominantly featured alongside the bridge and is backed by wordless chants. Its opening guitar riff bears similarities with the Clash’s 1982 single, “Should I Stay or Should I Go”.

The track received mostly positive reviews from critics, who centred on its omnipresence and jubilant nature. The only negative feedback the song got was centred on the lyrics, which were interpreted as a thinly veiled euphemism for sexual intercourse. A commercial success, the song became a top ten hit in fifteen countries, while reaching the top of the charts in New Zealand and Ireland. In the United States, “Live While We’re Young” debuted at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking the second-highest bow among all UK acts, outpaced only by Elton John’s number one arrival with “Candle in the Wind 1997”.

Following an unauthorized internet leak, the accompanying music video was officially released on 20 September 2012, four days earlier than the intended release date. Directed by Vaughan Arnell, the clip, which has a camping festival theme, was generally well-received by critics, who commended its carefree nature. Upon release, it broke the Vevo record for having the most views in a 24-hour period with 8.24 million, besting the previous record which had been set by Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” (8.00 million). Bieber subsequently regained the record with his music video for “Beauty and a Beat” (10.6 million). One Direction performed “Live While We’re Young” on televised programs and during their two major concert tours: Take Me Home Tour (2013) and Where We Are Tour (2014). The track was featured in a Pepsi television commercial for the United States and was performed on an episode of Glee. This song is the first track on Now 45.

One Direction – Live While We’re Young (prod. Carl Falk & Rami)

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Lyrics

[Intro]

[Verse 1: Liam & Zayn]
Hey girl, I’m waiting on you, I’m waiting on you
Come on and let me sneak you out
And have a celebration, a celebration
The music up, the window’s down
Yeah, we’ll be doing what we do
Just pretending that we’re cool and we know it too
Yeah, we’ll keep doing what we do
Just pretending that we’re cool, so tonight

[Chorus: All & Zayn & Harry]
Let’s go crazy, crazy, crazy ’til we see the sun
I know we only met but let’s pretend it’s love
And never, never, never stop for anyone
Tonight let’s get some and live while we’re young
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh)
And live while we’re young
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh)
Tonight let’s get some
And live while we’re young

[Verse 2: Zayn and Niall & Niall]
Hey girl, it’s now or never, it’s now or never
Don’t over-think, just let it go
And if we get together, yeah, get together
Don’t let the pictures leave your phone, oh
Yeah, we’ll be doing what we do
Just pretending that we’re cool, so tonight

[Chorus: All & Harry]
Let’s go crazy, crazy, crazy ’til we see the sun
I know we only met but let’s pretend it’s love
And never, never, never stop for anyone
Tonight let’s get some and live while we’re young
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh)
Wanna live while we’re young
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh)
Tonight let’s get some
And live while we’re young

[Bridge: Zayn & Louis]
And girl, you and I
We’re ’bout to make some memories tonight
I wanna live while we’re young
We want to live while we’re young

[Chorus: All & Zayn & Harry]
Let’s go crazy, crazy, crazy ’til we see the sun (‘Til we see the sun)
I know we only met but let’s pretend it’s love
And never, never, never stop for anyone (Anyone)
Tonight let’s get some and live while we’re young (Young)
Crazy, crazy, crazy ’til we see the sun
I know we only met but let’s pretend it’s love (It’s love)
And never, never, never stop for anyone
Tonight let’s get some (let’s get some) and live while we’re young
(Wanna live, wanna live, wanna live)
Come on, young
(Wanna live, wanna live, wanna live)
Wanna live while we’re young
(Wanna live, wanna live, wanna live while we’re young)
Tonight let’s get some
And live while we’re young

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