Top 10 Reasons the Beatles Are Better Than One Direction

The Top Ten

1 The Beatles were famous for their talent

The Beatles amazed everyone with their talent. They also had so much variety and contributed to lots of modern music. In truth, I don't mind One Direction and can respect them for expressing themselves through music. However, it is foolhardy to think that they have surpassed the Beatles.

The Beatles were known for their musical talent. One Direction, whole different story.

Harry Styles is a fan of The Beatles.
Deal with it.

Each Beatles were talented on their own way.

2 The Beatles can actually sing

Um... Is that a question? Because one direction can't even play a guitar or carry out a good tune.

They can't sing

3 One Direction is famous for their looks

It's very bad that some directioners say that they are best from One direction because they are so hot it's not like that they sing the best songs in pop genres it's great to listen to them whenever you are sad, getting bored or any mood because they created music for every mood and the people who are commenting that they can't even play a guitar so please listen to Niall Horan this town you will know how well they play guitar and not even Niall Louis in little things also played guitar so better not to say anything about that and their vocals it's they ended 3rd in X Factor and nobody can end easily 3rd without having nice vocals so better not to say anything and yeah we directioners never say bad about Beatles cauz we know that they are good in their time and one direction is good in their time I can comment more to give you all reply but yeah I don't like to hurt someone's feelings like you all do.

It's like saying Justin Bieber is better than Michael Jackson because he's hotter...(Obviously MJ is more talented than Bieber and to be honest better looking). I love 1D and fantasize about Harry Styles...but the Beatles had more physically attractive members, especially in the early 60s, they have better charisma than 1D, played instruments and wrote their songs. I solely blame the Kardashians for valuing looks over true talents, the Beatles are legends.

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison were sexier and more talented than any of the One Direction guys. Ringo Starr was maybe not as good looking as the three other Beatles members, but he was more talented than any of the One Direction guys.

Niall has always been hideous (and he still is). Louis was really fugly when he appeared on the X-Factor, but guess he got plastic surgery. I personally never found Zayn attractive, as well as Liam. I only find Harry cute, but still find the Beatles (including Ringo) better looking.

4 The Beatles can play instruments

To those that say that The Beatles were the first boyband - yes they have played cheesy love songs but they never wanted to specifically appeal to the teenage girls (the target audience for boybands in general), in fact, vast majority of the world liked them. The Beatles are chick magnets, screaming fangirls just happened to cling onto them. They wrote their own songs and played their own instruments. Therefore, they do not qualify as a boyband.

One Direction can actually play instruments, they were not meant to for marketing purpose. But even then, not better than the Fab Four.

One Direction could never go up to the level of talent of the Beatles, let alone play instruments. Hey One Direction! Let It Be!

Niall plays the guitar sometimes, but other than that...eh

5 The Beatles have meaningful lyrics

The Beatles actually have lyrics that mean something, while one direction is just a bunch of cheesy autotune music. Even though one direction (1D) has music that might mean something, there is a lot more to one of the Beatles songs than all of 1D's songs!

Like, 1D has lyrics about girls and crappy stuff, The Beatles had much different lyrics. Here comes the sun, Hey Jude, When I'm sixty-four, and Yellow Submarine have some pretty cool lyrics!

I agree. The Beatles are the greatest and have some amazing songs.

Re Beatles have lyric that mean something, while one D makes up crap like they always do... I mean listen to the Beatles and remember that one direction thinks they are better... lmao.

True that, just listen to In My Life and Hey Jude, these two songs have great lyrics.

6 One Direction just repeats words over and over

This is what 1D does. They don't make music. They repeat words over and over to produce auditory autotuned garbage.

The Beatles actually think about their lyrics when 1D just keeps repeating because they can't create the rest- LMAO!

That's what makes you beautiful!
Please, not that song

I think that one direction might have stole the rhythm from twist and shout for what makes you beautiful because the beginning sounds a little similar to the instrumentals in twist and shout. creepy...

7 The Beatles are the greatest band of all time

Arguably the most famous, and basically started what we call rock music!

The Beatles gave the UK a good name, while 1D gave it a bad name

8 One Direction claims to be better than The Beatles

No matter how good a band would be, they would not outdo The Beatles. One Direction would not even last a second against other greats like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Journey, Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, etc.; heck, even other manufactured boyvands like NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block would outdo One Direction!

Remember when Oasis tried to copy The Beatles and called themselves "the next Beatles"? Look what happened to them!

Any music act claiming to be better than the Beatles had been cursed

They have been compared to the beatels. We all know which is better.

9 One Direction uses lots of auto tune

Literally, the worst singer in the world could sing, and fix it up with autotune, and sound like one direction. The Beatles could acually sing, and didn't fake it with autotune.

They use it to make garbage. Not for making songs. The Beatles did not need it to produce songs.

What was the person thinking when he invented auto-tune?

Even as an ex-Directioner, that is so true

10 The Beatles didn't need Internet to get famous

We became famous...
BEFORE THE INTERNET WAS MADE!

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11 The Beatles have better hair than One Direction

The mop top :pure art in a hairstyle; shame it was wrecked by Dustbin Beaver!

That is wrong

12 The Beatles sounded better without Auto-Tune than One Direction does with it

One Direction never sounded good. Their "songs" could prove just that.

13 The Beatles Wrote their own music

They not only wrote all lyrics, but also the melodies and then actually played the music with instruments. It is also a lot more organic how they formed. They werent just 'put' together.

They really did not need the help from anyone outside the band to write their songs

14 The Beatles were better looking than One Direction.

Georgie and Paul are the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen
and Harry styles... oof

15 The Beatles made their fame by working hard.

I think One Direction just became famous because of a T.V show. The Beatles were loved by everyone and they will always be remembered.

16 The Beatles will be remembered forever while One Direction will fade into obscurity

They would fade. Zayn left. They continued only being four members. Their latest album is entitled "Four" because of this. Next would be "Three", then "Two", then "One" then they'd fade to black. (Metallica joke intended.)

17 The Beatles grew up knowing each other

Paul-o met George on the school bus in 3rd grade. My two favorite boys in the same bus :3

18 The Beatles have inspired hundreds bands

Including 1D...name at least one band that were not inspired by the Beatles! Not even their biggest rival the Rolling Stone could impact them

Including the legendary Oasis

19 One Direction went on "hiatus" after five years, other words, their way of saying they broke up
20 The Beatles's music was more diverse

Yes! The Beatles had a mix of Ballad, Rock, Psychedelic, Easy Listening, and a lot of songs in between! 1D music is pretty much Pop and Slow Pop

21 The Beatles created or inspired the creation of three music genres.

"Helter Skelter" By The Beatles is considered by many the first heavy metal song, along with the first punk rock song. They were the original boy band that so many other groups (including 1D) have tried to recreate.

22 They started the whole naming your fans thing
23 The Beatles Were a Lot More Funny
24 One Direction can not even dance

The Beatles couldn't dance during performances because they were carrying instruments worth thousands of dollars. Imagine Ringo dancing with drums...

It's true they don't! I saw them live, and it was Zayn's last concert with them! All they did was walk around the stage with microphones.

25 The Beatles also wrote The Rolling Stone's first hit

Shows that they paved the way for other acts

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