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ONE DIRECTION - BEST SONG EVER (SONG)
Label:SYCO/SME
Entry:04/08/2013 (Position 4)
Last week in charts:10/11/2013 (Position 47)
Peak:4 (1 weeks)
Weeks:13
Place on best of all time:3210 (232 points)
Year:2013
Music/Lyrics:Wayne Hector
John Ryan
Julian Bunetta
Ed Drewett
Producer:John Ryan
Julian Bunetta
Matt Rad
World wide:
ch  Peak: 11 / weeks: 8
de  Peak: 20 / weeks: 9
at  Peak: 17 / weeks: 8
fr  Peak: 12 / weeks: 22
nl  Peak: 5 / weeks: 16
be  Peak: 12 / weeks: 10 (Vl)
  Peak: 17 / weeks: 3 (Wa)
se  Peak: 22 / weeks: 10
no  Peak: 20 / weeks: 1
dk  Peak: 2 / weeks: 7
it  Peak: 3 / weeks: 1
es  Peak: 9 / weeks: 15
au  Peak: 4 / weeks: 13
nz  Peak: 3 / weeks: 10

Digital Promo
Syco -


TRACKS
19/07/2013
Promo - Digital Syco - (Sony)
1. Best Song Ever
3:22
   
05/08/2013
Promo - Digital Syco - (Sony)
1. Best Song Ever (Kat Krazy Remix)
3:05
   
16/08/2013
CD-Maxi Syco 88883749652 (Sony) / EAN 0888837496520
1. Best Song Ever
3:22
2. Best Song Ever (Jump Smokers Remix)
3:08
3. Best Song Ever (WestFunk & Steve Smart Remix)
3:11
4. Last First Kiss (Live Version)
3:54
   

AVAILABLE ON FOLLOWING MEDIA
VersionLengthTitleLabel
Number
Format
Medium
Date
3:22Best Song Ever [Promo]Syco
-
Single
Digital
19/07/2013
Kat Krazy Remix3:05Best Song Ever [Promo]Syco
-
Single
Digital
05/08/2013
3:22Best Song EverSyco
88883749652
Single
CD-Maxi
16/08/2013
Jump Smokers Remix3:08Best Song EverSyco
88883749652
Single
CD-Maxi
16/08/2013
WestFunk & Steve Smart Remix3:11Best Song EverSyco
88883749652
Single
CD-Maxi
16/08/2013
3:23Now That's What I Call Music! 86Now
CDNOW86
Compilation
CD
18/11/2013
3:20Midnight MemoriesSyco
88883796052
Album
CD
25/11/2013
3:20Midnight Memories [The Ultimate Edition]Syco
88883791692
Album
CD
25/11/2013
3:19Smash! 2014 Vol. 1Sony
88765 43502 2
Compilation
CD
13/12/2013
3:21Sky Radio - De grootste hits uit de Zomerhit Top 101 - 2014Sony
88843063302
Compilation
CD
02/06/2014
3:22Ultimate PopSony
88875085832
Compilation
CD
04/05/2015
Kat Krazy Remix3:07Party - Life & Style MusicSony
88875116932
Compilation
CD
06/07/2015
MUSIC DIRECTORY
One DirectionOne Direction: Discography / Become a fan
Official Site
ONE DIRECTION IN AUSTRALIAN CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
What Makes You Beautiful13/11/2011736
One Thing19/02/2012325
More Than This27/05/2012491
Live While We're Young14/10/2012212
Little Things25/11/2012911
Kiss You27/01/2013137
One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)03/03/2013311
Best Song Ever04/08/2013413
Story Of My Life10/11/2013314
Midnight Memories23/03/2014451
You & I08/06/2014231
Steal My Girl12/10/2014917
Night Changes30/11/20143312
Drag Me Down16/08/2015121
Infinity04/10/2015223
Perfect01/11/2015417
Home08/11/2015481
History22/11/20152511
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Up All Night11/12/2011176
Take Me Home25/11/2012129
Midnight Memories08/12/2013116
Four30/11/2014117
Made In The A.M.29/11/2015219
SONGS BY ONE DIRECTION
18
A.M.
Act My Age
Alive
Another World
Back For You
Best Song Ever
Better Than Words
Change My Mind
Change Your Ticket
Clouds
C'mon, C'mon
Diana
Does He Know?
Don't Forget Where You Belong
Drag Me Down
End Of The Day
Everything About You
Fireproof
Fool's Gold
Forever Young
Girl Almighty
Gotta Be You
Half A Heart
Happily
Heart Attack
Hey Angel
History
Home
I Should Have Kissed You
I Want
I Want To Write You A Song
I Wish
I Would
If I Could Fly
Illusion
Infinity
Just Can't Let It Go
Kiss You
Last First Kiss
Little Black Dress
Little Things
Little White Lies
Live While We're Young
Long Way Down
Love You Goodbye
Loved You First
Midnight Memories
Moments
More Than This
Na Na Na
Never Enough
Night Changes
No Control
Nobody Compares
Olivia
Once In A Lifetime
One Thing
One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
Over Again
Perfect
Ready To Run
Right Now
Rock Me
Same Mistakes
Save You Tonight
She's Not Afraid
Something Great
Spaces
Stand Up
Steal My Girl
Still The One
Stockholm Syndrome
Stole My Heart
Story Of My Life
Strong
Summer Love
Taken
Tell Me A Lie
Temporary Fix
They Don't Know About Us
Through The Dark
Up All Night
Walking In The Wind
What A Feeling
What Makes You Beautiful
Where Do Broken Hearts Go
Why Don't We Go There
Wishing On A Star (The X Factor Finalists feat. JLS & One Direction)
Wolves
You & I
ALBUMS BY ONE DIRECTION
Four
Live While We're Young EP
Made In The A.M.
Midnight Memories
Take Me Home
Up All Night
Up All Night + Take Me Home
DVDS BY ONE DIRECTION
Best Group Ever
The Midnight Story
Up All Night - The Live Tour
Where We Are - Live From San Siro Stadium
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 2.94 (Reviews: 96)
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****
It's not my type of music and not something I will listen to, but it's catchy. Will probably be their biggest hit since their debut single.
Last edited: 23/07/2013 15:52
***
At least it's not a Wallpaper/Janoskians cover :P

The track itself is not too bad, if anything, mildly catchy. This might do a 'LWWY' (overhyped rise then a fast drop).
**
What Trav said.

EDIT:
Okay so I thought I'd do a proper review now. What Trav said summed up what I thought on first listen however my opinions have shifted quite a bit since then.

I have a big problem with the title. It reminds me of "Best Friends" by The Janoskians and subsequently "F**king Best Song Everrr" by Wallpaper. Obviously they didn't mean this on purpose but it bugs me whenever I hear this as I instantly think of those two awful songs which possibly lowers the enjoyment I get from this.

To the song itself; it sounds a little different to their usual selves and is an improvement on the previous three singles. I'm glad they didn't use any na na na parts in this like they have done in previous songs. However ever since about a week after first listen I've started to tire of this quite a bit. Considering that this is happening I can only imagine what my thoughts of it will be in say a year after first listen. I'm not going for 2 stars yet but I'm certain it will happen in the next 6 months.

Hopefully the next single of theirs is something that makes me think they are deserving of such a big name in not only music but pop culture in general and deserving of such a massive fanbase which seems to be catered mainly to the one demographic. This is yet another song by them which I'm putting in the not worthy of its success bin. I think I'll be waiting a while for something as good as "One Thing" or "What Makes You Beautiful" or something that is at least likeable. Hoping this deservedly drops out of the chart soon and I hope their upcoming album is nowhere near as successful as the previous two.

EDIT 2: Whenever I hear this I get the urge to switch it off immediately as it gets annoying and tiring quickly. Down to 2 stars now. The worst song I have heard from the album.

P.S. Funnily enough I quite enjoy "Story Of My Life" so I didn't end up waiting a while :P
Last edited: 28/11/2013 04:10
****
Alright. A Grower for sure.
****
It's good, better than the other boyband offerings, but they have better singles than this.
****
I regrettably like this a lot. Already.

EDIT: And in less than a week I am already getting tired of it.
Last edited: 05/08/2013 10:17
***
Best Song Ever!!!! NICHT!!!!

Wen man schon einen solchen Titel nimmt, dann muss man sich auch sicher sein das es tatsächlich so ist, oder immerhin ein sehr sehr sehr guter Song ist, ist hier aber nicht der Fall...

Next Please!
**
Was expecting worse (particularly because I too thought it would be a cover of Wallpaper's song), but this isn't too bad. But I could see it wearing out quickly, not that it impacted strong on me to begin with.

Not the best song ever, but nowhere near the worst ever.

EDIT: With more time, I've come to realize how dumb this is.

Overall, I don't mind the sound of it, but it is lyrically horrible and just not a good song.

3* -> 2*.
Last edited: 05/12/2014 05:14
****
It's not the worst song ever, but it's certainly not the best - it's catchy though, I can see this doing quite well.
***
The play icon was pressed and the anticipation was high. How would the best song ever play out?
Well from the opening notes it was underwhelming. In fact, there was no buzz throughout the song. Just the realisation that they've just gone back to their crappier kind of material.
Actually that's a bit harsh. Realising that this will never be the "best song ever", I could say that this could be a grower. 3*
*
This is horrible. But with a title like that was it ever going to be good? Funny clip though I must say...
**
And it's anecdotal time! Well I heard 'What Makes You Beautiful' in the supermarket earlier today and I remember immediately having that initial 'urgh' but I came to the realisation that perhaps the fanbase brought in by this song may not otherwise have had such an interest in music. Analysing that point, the assumption lies that One Direction have pretty much become the biggest thing since sliced bread in the pop music world and have conquered all before them. However, due to their mostly specific target market, it is fair to say that they haven't exactly been THE most successful artist on the charts of late (not that it's about that, the effect they've had on pop culture is fairly significant; in the meantime, while they've had five top 10 hits in Australia, the only one of these that perhaps exemplifies their status in pop culture is 'What Makes You Beautiful' in that it seemingly captured everyone's attention, as opposed to the regular fans). But then there's the opinion that they're only popular because of their marketing appeal; I find this slightly misguided because at least they've had the one huge hit that has proven to be genuinely catchy and popular among a large majority of the music-buying market, many of which wouldn't comply with this presumption. So in a nutshell, they have a cult following that will guarantee some extent of success but if the song is able to gain enough momentum, it may or may not be accessible to the everyday public as well. So yeah I believe this theory to be true, and now on to the rest of my review.

They've now gone and released a song which has a title that I have a problem with. I mean, it's obviously not incidental, because music charts history tells us that it's been done before (see Kylie Minogue's 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head', Timomatic's 'Incredible', Iyaz's 'Replay'; note I'm not being subjective here as I still like 'Replay'). The problem being that the song title is carefully crafted out of a specific lyric or concept in the song but basically allows people to infer the meaning onto the song itself. To me at least, the three examples I provided are what I've found from this strategy, whether or not it exists is a whole different question, that's just my observation :) In any case, these three examples also, to an extent, they're subtle in their approach because it's not exactly obvious to say that it's Iyaz's song you'll eventually have on replay or Kylie's song that will render you incapable of getting it out of your head. In this instance, subtlety clearly isn't One Direction's strong suit as it's so easy for a stan or even just a regular music buyer to think that this could possibly be the best song in existence, go out and buy it, and then actually believe that it is based upon pure emotion driven up by this strategy.

Despite all this angering me, this is a song and not an amalgamation of marketing ploys. It certainly sounds like they've tinkered with a winning formula, risky? Probably not, there's enough catchiness in this for people to enjoy it. However I find it to be cluttered and it doesn't flow particularly well. The vocal effects are quite overbearing and make it a bit hard to listen to. The clip is obviously a whole different story, and I don't want to talk about it. There's nothing wrong with enjoying a song called 'Best Song Ever', but unfortunately I can't get to that stage. I can barely tolerate it. 2.25
Last edited: 25/07/2013 13:10
***
I do admire this song in its cleverness somewhat. What they do with the chorus is a pretty clever way of justifying meaningless hooks; this is the one time that they're excused for going 'oh! oh! oh!'. There's definitely potential somewhere, but the record falls flat in other parts.

Part of the problem comes from the fact that musically it's still treading an increasingly tiresome angle, and it's taken a mere few listens to start to get boring. Random choppy soundbites keep coming through but I question their value, and the melody I don't think is very strong at all. 2.5
****
It's pretty catchy and enjoyable.
*
das Kinderkarussel mal wieder unterwegs... wie üblich kündingen die einen Song als den "Best Song Ever" an, stellt sich dann aber heraus das dies mal wieder nicht der fall ist... wird wahrscheinlich wieder überall Top 10 weil es ja so toll ist *nicht*... -.-
*****
I wasn't expecting to like this. Wow.
***
Fun music video and initially would have gone for a 4 but agree this gets old quick.
They don't seem to be progressing like other boybands did at similar points in their career ie they seem content to remain very kid/teen orientated.
I can't see their 'Back For Good','I Want It That Way' or 'Stay Another Day' a universal track loved by all ages and both genders that breaks out of the teen demographic and reaches across all persons. 'Beautiful' as huge as it was doesn't (unless I'm mistaken) appeal to an adult audience on the whole and they don't seem in any rush to expand the fanbase and mature their themes/sounds/lyrics. Best British Video at The Brits 2014.

8th UK top 10. 28 weeks in the UK top 100.

UK#2.
Scotland#2.
Ireland#2.
Portugal#11.
Bulgaria#22.

South Korea#11.

1 week Canadian top 10. Canada#2.
1 week US top 10. US#2.

Brazil#8.

2 weeks top 10. World Chart#3.
World Chart Year End (2013): #41.

The biggest selling boyband single of 2013 in the US.

600,000 copies sold in the UK.
1 million copies sold in the US.
Last edited: 06/04/2018 21:15
***
Inoffensive, but instantly forgettable.
**
Bunch of crap.
***
"Tribute" for the tween generation? It has grown on me to be pleasant, but far from their best.
**
Could have been a lot worse, but I'm getting a strong negative vibe from this song telling me that these lads are not what they used to be.
***
It was good when it came out, but the song is just a total bore now. They need to step up their game.
****
They are nevertheless getting better with singles over time.
Last edited: 10/01/2014 01:39
**
It's not too bad but what's up with all these Best Song Ever's suddenly popping up. Also the song seems way too loud for some reason.

That bit at the end of the chorus with the woooooo bit is just dreadful and I really hate it for some strange reason.
Last edited: 10/10/2013 23:32
*
Worthless
****
A good track from 1D. How is that even possible? Very impressed.
It may not be the best song ever but it is their best song ever by far.
*
Absolutely dreadful!
****
It's far off from being the Best Song Ever but there's no denying their tracks are catchy despite those annoying 'Oh-Oh's'.
*
1 star
***
I remember seeing this on preorder and was asking myself why One Direction would release a song called "Best Song Ever". Originally I found it really cocky of them to call it that despite not hearing the lyrics.

Anyway, on to now. It's okay, but incredibly average. Again it uses the same pop formula they've always gone for in previous efforts of theirs. All in all, I don't love it but I don't particularly hate it, and though it's not one of their best, it's not their worst and it's tolerable.
Last edited: 27/09/2014 03:34
*
More like closer to 'Worst Song Ever'.
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