“Gotta Be You,” the second single from One Direction’s “Up All Night” debut album, is on track to become another big hit for the group. The music video for “Gotta Be You” received more than 1 million views on YouTube within one day after it premiered on November 8, 2011. The song goes on sale in the U.K. and Ireland as a download on November 13, 2011, and as a CD on November 14, 2011. “Gotta Be You” will likely be a No. 1 hit in the U.K., based on early reactions and pre-orders.
“What Makes You Beautiful,” the first single from “Up All Night,” debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart and remained in the Top 20 of the chart for several weeks.
One Direction came in third place on “The X Factor” U.K. in 2010. The group’s five members (Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson) originally auditioned for the show as solo singers. However, “The X Factor” executive producer Simon Cowell thought that the five singers would be better off in a group. And so One Direction was formed.
Cowell was One Direction’s mentor when he was a judge on “The X Factor” U.K., and he signed the group to his Syco Music label, which is co-owned and distributed by Sony Music.
One Direction is set to perform “Gotta Be You” on “The X Factor” U.K. in the episode that ITV will televise on November 13, 2011.
As previously reported, One Direction and JLS have joined the Top 16 “X Factor” U.K. finalists of 2011 to record a cover version of Rose Royce’s “Wishing on a Star,” which will be this year’s annual “X Factor” charity single. Proceeds from the single will benefit Children’s Hospices U.K. and ACT. The “X Factor” music video for “Wishing on a Star” was filmed on November 9, 2011, and it will premiere on a date to be announced.
Most people commenting on the Internet have had positive comments about the “Gotta Be You” song and music video. The main criticism from fans is that Tomlinson and Horan did not get to sing solos in the song.
Here is sampling of comments from the Internet:
“These boys take my breath away.”
“Thumbs UP If You Love The Video !!!!”
“I have watched this no joke 12 times in an hour! I am in serious love with all of them.”
“I’m a teenage girl, I should of like this. I’m surprised how bored I got and only in the first 10 seconds.”
“Niall and Louis were barely shown in the video. Niall has a great voice. better than zayn. Louis has a good voice. They should get solos too. I’m a little angry.”
“Next video needs to be Louis and Nialls time to shine!”
“I know I’m not the only one watching this over and over.”
“I feel so sorry for Louis and Niall they never get anything!”
“Best video ever.”
From One Direction’s official Facebook page:
“Words can’t describe my feelings for you & this amazayn song/video.”
“It’s gd but What Makes You Beautiful is way better.”
“I LOVE IT ! You guys are so amazing ! … I love you Liam !”
“Guys it was aamazing i absolutly loved it! Keep up the amazing work. I’ll love you guys forever.”
(Click here to watch the music video for “Gotta Be You.”)