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Picture - The Undertones - Beautiful Days... Devon United Kingdom, Friday 15th August 2014

The Undertones - Beautiful Days Festival 2014 at Escot Park in Devon - Day 1 - Performances - The Undertones - Devon, United Kingdom - Friday 15th August 2014

UK Boy Band One Direction Top The Charts Yet Again With Blondie's 'One Way Or Another'

Tags: One Direction - Blondie - The Undertones - Mumford And Sons

One Direction have proved that they will top the charts 'one way or another' with their Comic Relief single featuring a mash-up of Blondie's hit song and The Undertones' 'Teenage Kicks'.

The boyband's new cover song 'One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)' has become the fastest selling single of 2013 yet selling a massive 113,000 copies just in its opening week. It now serves as the pop group's third number one chart hit following 2011's 'What Makes You Beautiful' and 2012's 'Little Things'. It is also their sixth top 10 single in 18 months with the boys selling over 14 million singles in their short career and 8 million albums; the second of which, 'Take Me Home' was a worldwide number one hit.

1D performed the new track at the BRIT Awards this year where they also received the Global Success award. They didn't win the award for Best British Band, however; that went to indie folk group Mumford & Sons who, despite their coveted accolade, felt the need to snub their pop counterparts backstage for winning in another category. 'Mumford's reaction was disappointing', Louis Tomlinson told The Mirror. 'We're really big fans and wanted to congratulate them. It was a shame.'

One Direction Go Punk... And Invite David Cameron To Join Them?

Tags: One Direction - David Cameron - Blondie - The Undertones

One Direction are taking an unusual… direction… for their next music video. Recorded in aid of Comic Relief, the teen boy band have decided to release a mash-up of two punk classics – Blondie’s ‘One Way Or Another’ and The Undertones’ ‘Teenage Kicks.’ The music video for the fundraiser single will feature a very special guest, in the form of the UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

As hideous as this all may sound, the new single’s raising money for a very good cause, so we’ll gloss over the content and focus on the cause. The government has already agreed to make a donation to Comic Relief to cancel out any VAT that would normally be paid on the single’s sales, The Guardian reports. David Cameron tweeted that he enjoyed filming his cameo in the video and posted a snap of himself and the One Direction lads standing outside Number 10 Downing Street, adding “Glad to help with the filming location.”

Not all of the video was filmed in Downing Street though – the boys also headed to Accra in Ghana and to Japan to film scenes there as well. No word so far on whether Cameron’s a fan of the band… or indeed, whether the 1D boys are fans of the Tory party. As charitable as this political hook-up is, however, it somehow lacks the edge of Tony Blair getting knee-deep in the Britpop scene back in the ‘90s. The video is scheduled to air this Thursday (February 21, 2013). 

Continue reading: One Direction Go Punk... And Invite David Cameron To Join Them?

Picture - Superkaine Kedelston, Derbyshire, Saturday 14th May 2011

Superkaine and The Undertones Saturday 14th May 2011 The Bearded Theory Festival - Day 2 - Performances Kedelston, Derbyshire

Picture - Atmosphere Kedelston, Derbyshire, Saturday 14th May 2011

Atmosphere and The Undertones Saturday 14th May 2011 The Bearded Theory Festival - Day 2 - Performances Kedelston, Derbyshire

Picture - Neck Kedelston, Derbyshire, Saturday 14th May 2011

Neck and The Undertones Saturday 14th May 2011 The Bearded Theory Festival - Day 2 - Performances Kedelston, Derbyshire

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