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Riff: One Direction – “One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)”

Feb 28, 2013

And if the lights are all out/I’ll follow your bus downtown/See who’s hanging out

from One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) lyrics by One Direction

There’s something strangely subversive about a teen-pop phenomenon recording a mash-up of songs about stalking and spanking the monkey, all in the name of charity. But elsewhere, this mauling of two late 70s pop-punk classics is as predictably clinical and joyless as you’d expect.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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