Top 10 Reasons the Beatles Are Better Than One Direction


The Top Ten

1 The Beatles were famous for their talent

More like the Beatles had talent

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

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. - kaitlynrad11

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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

George Harrison alone is hotter than all of one direction combined, times the hotness by TEN with a little bit left over

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.

You should be famous for talent, not looks. - kaitlynrad11

Well the Beatles were famous for their looks too, the difference is that they were actually talented besides being attractive. - theOpinionatedOne

George Harrison is hotter than ALL of one direction timed by TWENTY with a bit left over!

4 The Beatles can play instruments

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

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

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.

Niall plays the guitar sometimes, but other than

5 The Beatles have meaningful lyrics

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! - kaitlynrad11

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

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

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.

6 One Direction just repeats words over and over

Twist and Shout isn't written by the beatles

"Yeah, yeah, yeah" - Billyv

That's what makes you beautiful!
Please, not that song - kaitlynrad11

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

7 The Beatles are the greatest band of all time

Arguably the most famous, and basically started what we call rock music! - kaitlynrad11

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!

You can't just be better than a legend - kaitlynrad11

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. - nintendofan126

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9 One Direction uses lots of auto tune

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?

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.

Even as an ex-Directioner, that is so true

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10 The Beatles didn't need Internet to get famous

We became famous...

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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

Harry styles looks like he put dynamite in his hair and didn't ever shower. - doodie

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 were better looking than One Direction.

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

14 The Beatles Wrote their own music

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

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.

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 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

17 One Direction went on "hiatus" after five years, other words, their way of saying they broke up
18 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.)

I agree

19 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.

20 They started the whole naming your fans thing
21 The Beatles have inspired hundreds bands

Including 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

22 The Beatles Were a Lot More Funny
23 The Beatles also wrote The Rolling Stone's first hit

Shows that they paved the way for other acts

24 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

25 Their music is timeless
26 They had to play in small clubs for years practicing and playing restless. Until they recorded a hit 6 years after they originally formed!

While 1D just had one show on the X-factor and they got famous. Not because of their music, but because of their looks. Admit it fangirls, you get their album, take the disc out and throw it into the trash bin and just stare into the cover for hours!

27 The Beatles have 27 number One tracks

So many that a full compilation album could be made for them all.

28 They had a tv show and 5 movies

They had a T.V. show and 5 movies

29 The Beatles were not fake

Not just music or talent-wise, but with who they were as people

30 One Direction can not even dance

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.

31 Without The Beatles, you would not have other great talents

Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Michael Jackson, etc. must I continue?

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