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U2 Wants To Be One Direction??

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UMMMM. What? Did existence suddenly flip in reverse??

It seems the LEGENDARY Irish rock band U2 is seeking an elixer of youth so that their next album reaches the ever-coveted Tween demo.

U2 have seduced the Swedish song-writing talents of Carl Falk, the scribe behind One Direction’s award winning What Makes You Beautiful, and their hit One Thing.

He also wrote Nicki Minaj’s bumpin’ track Starships, and has worked with Backstreet Boys, Taio Cruz, Nicole Scherzinger AND produced an album for hot-head Russell Crowe!

The band behind Pride (In the name of love) have supposedly been cavorting with other modern music mix masters, DangerMou5 and RedOne.

But what tweenage girl wants to listen to a band their dad listens to?? It’s not about your sound guys, it’s about the perception, and unless you literally turn into 18 year old boys, we just don’t see you being the next 'hot thing'…

You WERE hot…25 years ago!

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8 comments to “U2 Wants To Be One Direction??”

  1. tom says – reply to this


    There last 3 albums which were all released with in the 2000's have sold over 25 million world wide. Add to that there back catalog sales in that time period and single sales and those numbers go way up. That is all within the past 12 years. They are hardy just 'hot 25 years ago'. They have been hot for over 30 years. Something very few acts have ever done. They have had million selling new release albums in 3 different decades. Not to many acts have had such longevity as u2. There is nothing wrong with working with new produces or writes. Santa did it and millions of young people purchased Smooth. Aerosmith has worked with younger talent to revive their failing career at one point.

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    Re: tom
    Totally agree with Tom. U2 is still one of the hottest acts in music, period. Who made the most money touring last year? U2. And why is it okay for Madonna to try work with younger artists but not U2? I am looking forward to whatever they come up with.

  3. 3

    Ummm…dumbass! They are still the biggest band in the world

  4. 4

    They just want to reinvent themselves just like your favorite Madonna! U2 is one of the best bands in the world! Most of their concerts were sold out. Long live U2! :)

  5. madison64 says – reply to this


    there sooooo cute and i love there singing aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss

  6. Monica says – reply to this


    Well I frankly hate One Direction, and would listen to U2 anyday.
    I'm 15.

  7. ZoZo says – reply to this


    No…Perez is right; U2 was big OVER 25 years ago and had proven themselves a loooong time ago. The need to be #1 NOW is, well, embarrasing because there are bands that are 30 years younger(or in the case of One Direction….almost 40(!) years younger)who are already enjoying their position as "the next big thing" and U2 should just let them enjoy their time. U2 should just release their next album let it fall on the charts somewhere in the top 100 and just tour…that's where the real money is anyway (not that they need it!). Remember what happened with Madonna's new album???…debuted at #1, only to fall to #8 the following week. Kids in their teens are NOT going to buy a U2 album…or go to their concerts but the old timers will so, market towards the old timers…they'll come. It would be a good idea to leave room for their walkers and oxygen tanks, though. Btw, who is sponsering U2's tour?….Geritol?.

  8. mortemus says – reply to this


    U2 has always been a band that has evolved into different genres of music just as music has evolved into different themes over decades. They started out with a punk sound at the age of punk, the went to rock in the 80's, did synthesizer electronic music in the 90's, pop in 00's. Yet you always know it's U2. That's they"re thing and they do it well while remaining true to their roots and 4 piece band. It's amazing actually.