With their record sales through the roof on both sides of the Atlantic, it’s hard to tell if One Direction need to release a fourth single from Up All Night. But then, on the other hand, seeing as it’s already been a hugely profitable album after only three singles, what harm can it do?
‘What Makes You Beautiful’ has been No. 1 in the UK and has sold something like a gazillion units globally, ‘Gotta Be You’ didn’t exactly set the charts on fire (apart from a very brief appearance in the UK Top 5) but it showed a slightly softer side, and ‘One Thing’ was almost as infectious as the debut. But the fact its chart placement was a bit of a struggle (No. 8 ) it’s tricky to predict if a fourth single would do that well.
The album is brimming with potential fourth singles – the title track for one is one of the best in their repertoire (“Katy Perry’s on replay” lyric aside), the Kelly Clarkson-penned ‘Tell Me A Lie’ is a treat, and ‘More Than This’ is fangirl-pleasing balladry at its best.
What would you choose for 1D’s fourth single? Or do you think they should abandon ship and get a move on with Album No. 2?