Harry Styles says One Direction would be ''total fools'' if they thought they were better than The Beatles.
While the curly-haired heartthrob thinks the band are experiencing the same levels of fan hysteria as the Liverpudlian group did in the 60s, he understands their pop songs will never compare to The Beatles' classic hits.
The 19-year-old star told Top of the Pops magazine: ''We all sat and watched the film of [The Beatles] arriving in America. And, to be honest, that really was like us. Stepping off the plane, the girls, the madness. It was exactly the same as when we got there - just 50 years earlier.
''But none of us think we're in the same league as them music-wise. We'd be total fools if we did. Fame-wise, it's probably even bigger, but we don't stand anywhere near them in terms of music.''
Harry says his most lavish purchase since making it big has been his house, which he is excited about finally moving into when the renovations are completed.
He added: ''I bought it at the beginning of last year, then decided to move the kitchen. That turned into a bigger thing, and last time I went it was all just floorboards. The builders told me it won't be finished until early this year, so even when I finally get home I'll still be staying at a mate's house.''
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