Song of the Day #3,640: ‘Drag Me Down’ – One Direction

My last One Direction selection is the third from 2015’s Made in the A.M., not just the band’s final album but their first after the departure of Zayn Malik. Malik released a successful solo album titled Mind of Mine in 2016 and placed a handful of singles on the charts.

I don’t see any drop-off without Malik — in fact, I’d call Made in the A.M. the band’s best album. Of course, I can’t tell any of these guys apart in the first place so I’m probably not the best judge.

Following their split, the band has found varying levels of success. Liam Payne has released several singles, including top ten hit ‘Strip That Down.’ Louis Tomlinson has focused on producing and soccer (I should write “football” but don’t want to confuse my American readers), playing for a reserve team. Niall Horan released a solo album, Flicker, in 2017, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts.

Flicker‘s stint at #1 tied One Direction with The Beatles as the only bands with three members who reached #1 with solo albums (Niall, Zayn and Harry Styles for One Direction; John, Paul and George for The Beatles). I guess that makes Louis and Liam the Ringo Starr of One Direction.

Styles, of course, released his self-titled solo debut last year to much critical acclaim. And he launched a tour that both of my daughters attended a couple of weeks ago, bringing us full circle to the reason I started this theme week in the first place.

[Verse 1: Harry]
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

[Pre-Chorus: Louis]
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

[Chorus: Liam & Niall & (Louis) & Harry​]
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
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
(Nobody, nobody)
​Nobody can drag me down​
(Nobody, nobody)
​Nobody can drag me down​

[Verse 2: Niall]
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

[Pre-Chorus: Harry]
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

[Chorus: Niall & Louis & (Harry) & ​Liam​]
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
Nobody, nobody
(Nobody can drag me down)
Nobody, nobody
(Nobody can drag me)
​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
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
Nobody, nobody
(Nobody can drag me down)
Nobody, nobody
(Nobody can drag me)
Nobody, nobody
(Nobody can drag me down)
Nobody, nobody
(Nobody can drag me down)

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,640: ‘Drag Me Down’ – One Direction

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Of the songs featured this week, I am most familiar with this one, partially because it was a hit and partially because Daniel’s high school band regularly performed it last year. It’s a well crafted infectious pop song (or “bop” as my son likes to say).

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