One Way Or Another - One Direction



The Experience                    
Catchy replay of the 70’s with that teenage determination to get their girl and the optimistic assurance that they will, no matter what. The happy voices of five teenage boys singing old songs to raise money for kids in Ghana, is perhaps what makes this song so popular. Or perhaps it’s more... Perhaps it’s the idea that we can achieve anything at all, that we can make a difference, an ideal that seems to have been abandoned by much of contemporary music.

The Video                    
Homemade to save on money, though it was filmed in Ghana, London, New York and Tokyo.

My Take                    
The song is a mix of Blondie’s One Way or Another (1979) and Teenage Kicks (1978) by the Undertones, which share the exact same guitar intro. Certainly not original, but originality wasn’t 1D’s intention, nor is it their forte. There’s power in teenage optimism, the power of hope. It leads us to achieve what we never thought we could. Hopefully these guys can keep channeling that to make a difference where it counts.


Ask Yourself                   
What are you doing to change the world around you? The first step to making a difference is believing that you can.

LYRICS                              

Harry: One way or another I'm gonna find ya
I'm gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha
One way or another
I'm gonna win ya
I'm gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha
Zayn: One way or another I'm gonna see ya
I'm gonna meetcha meetcha meetcha meetcha
One day, maybe next week I'm gonna meetcha,
I'm gonna meetcha, I'll meetcha
Niall: I will drive past your house
And if the lights are all out I'll see who's around
Liam: One way or another I'm gonna find ya
I'm gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha
One way or another I'm gonna win ya I'll getcha, I'll getcha
Louis: One way or another I'm gonna see ya
I'm gonna meetcha meetcha meetcha meetcha
One day, maybe next week I'm gonna meetcha, I'll meetcha
Zayn: And if the lights are all out I'll follow your bus downtown
See who's hanging out
Louis: One, two, three, four
All: Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Louis: I wanna hold you Wanna hold you tight 3X
Yeah teenage kicks right through the night.
Harry: I wanna hold you Wanna hold you tight 3X
Yeah teenage kicks right through the night.
Zayn: One way or another I'm gonna see ya
I'm gonna meetcha meetcha meetcha meetcha
Harry: One way or another I'm gonna win ya
I'm gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha
Liam: One way or another I'm gonna see ya
I'm gonna meetcha meetcha meetcha meetcha
Louis: One way or another I'm gonna win ya
I'm gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha
Harry: One way or another I'm gonna see ya
I'm gonna meetcha meetcha meetcha meetcha
One day or another I'm gonna win ya
I'm gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha
One way or another

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