Top Ten Reasons Why 5 Seconds of Summer Is Better Than One Direction


The Top Ten

1 5sos Is Famous for Talent 1d Is Famous for Looks

5sos has at least some talent. They may sound like a generic boy band in my opinion, but at least they actually make music. Their fans appreciate them for that, not only for looks. If they happen to have bad songs, at least they don't get as much attention as 1D. I don't like the band, and I don't hate 5sos. At least they're actually a band.

I think 5sos and 1d are both famous for looks and talent cause you got to remember 1d has been said that there almost as famous as the beatles for TALENT NOT LOOKS and 5sos is a amazing talented band that I love and I also love 5sos as well so don't say that 1d isn't talented...but that is just my opinion on this

This list is 100% accurate! Good job MusicForLife! - nintendofan126

All of these reasons suck. maybe you should actually listen to one direction, read about them, watch their interviews, and maybe look at the charity work they did. because you can’t come out here and say all of this crap about 1D when the only reason 5SOS is famous is because of 1D. so get opinions straight and come back with better ones.

V 19 Comments
2 Their Songs Are Better

I disagree strongly. But there is not correct answer because this is an opinion

Oh one direction only has more hits because they are more famous not because they are better

5SOS have some songs with meaning like Broken Home while One Direction have more fun upbeat tracks.

They just released want you back.

V 10 Comments
3 They All Can Play Instruments

Why do people look over the fact that members of 1D do play instruments? Niall and Harry can play guitar, Louis plays piano and Liam said he can do a bit of both piano and guitar. Niall and 5sos played guitar together many times, don't be so ignorant. - Helloimjordan

And they are all musical virtuosos. - gemcloben

Boy bands are known for not playing instruments, it's not all about the instruments. I bet half of the artists don't play them - Dragmedown

Yeah the one d boys only play the kazoo

Even R5 plaus instruments better than 5 Seconds of Penis.

V 6 Comments
4 They Can Write Their Own Songs

One direction do write their songs they may get ideas from other people such as ed sheeran but that doesn't mean that the copy their songs etc.. They write their songs and SING them and get awards for it

Yes exactly and most of their new songs are about deep, emotional things not just girls. Don't judge them because I bet you haven't listened to Invisible, Broken Home or She's Kinda Hot.

That's important for an artist because you can relate to them a lot more because they wrote what they are singing.

Even though they all have written their last 3 albums including their solo material now - Helloimjordan

V 4 Comments
5 Their Songs Are Meaningful

Because apparently Diana, What Makes You Beautiful, Home, Night Changes, History, don't Forget Where You Belong, Story Of My Life, Through The Dark, Moments, etc are not meaningful? And even most of their love songs has tons of meaning, just because it's a love song shouldn't determine its worth. - Helloimjordan

I agree with this list! It's so accurate and well done. And the items on here are all true. - cosmo

IT'S CALLED English LOVE AFFAIR. I'm going to assume Moments has a meaning, but 5sos's song DEFINITELY does too! It is about a guy getting sucked into a one night stand but after he moves on with his life, he can't forget what happened.

5SOS -Broken Home, The Girl Who Cried Wolf, Jet Black Heart and Social Casualty etc are all songs with meaning but on the other hand we have Hey Everybody!, Don't stop, English love affair etc that are just fun songs without any meaning whatsoever, only a good beat.
One Direction - Perfect, If I Could Fly, History, Don't forget where you belong etc are all song with meaning but they also have fun songs with no meaning like What makes you beautiful, One thing etc
I'm pretty sure it's a tie on this one (same goes with other groups as well)

V 17 Comments
6 They Don't Use Autotune

Get your facts straight, they don't use auto tune they have said it doesn't work well with their. At least I don't say 5sos uses auto tune when I don't actually know.

One Direction used auto tune for More Than This, but that's it. They sound identical to their studio tracks when on stage. - Helloimjordan

They don't use autotune, plus 5SOS at their first album used a lot of it because they wanted to sound "more rocky"

Please, anyone who has ever heard 1D and 5sos concert will say THAT 1D IS BETTER THAN 5SOS. actually I like 5sos but read your opinion make me HATE them...

V 6 Comments
7 They Didn't Have Help from Anyone

They had help from One Direction haha

This is somewhat of a lie, because they did get famous by touring with One Direction...

EXACTLY! 5 seconds of summer wouldn't be half as famous if they didn't tour with one direction. - Dragmedown

They started by singing song on YouTube after they plays in the little concert hall after 4 years he become too the city of Australia to the madison square garden!

5sos toured with 1D for two years, I think they're the ones who've gotten the most help 😂 - Helloimjordan

V 5 Comments
8 They Are Younger

If you're older doesn't that mean you have more experience? Also age doesn't even matter like seriously

I bet you're like twelve because this top is so incoherent

Lol how does this even matter.

What does that have to do with anything? - Helloimjordan

V 5 Comments
9 One Direction Lost Zayn Malik

This is true (and thank Arceus he left. We just have to wait for the other four to leave. ) but Five Seconds Of Summer is basically One Direction 2.0. Another generic boy band. - RiverClanRocks

Zayn wasn't the only talented member of One Direction. Harry, Louis, Niall and Liam all have incredible voices.

I'm really like one direction as fours guys, but I also liked them as five. But zayn made made of his fans (including me) feel heart broken

Did One Direction's popularity decrease with that? - Helloimjordan

V 6 Comments
10 5SOS boys are so much funnier

So that automatically makes them better musicians? Because I thought this was a music related list.

5sos is more open with their conversations and are way more innapropriate but One Direction is hell a funny without feeling need to bring up penises every 2 minutes - Helloimjordan


5sos is not even funny
1D is wayyy more funnier

The Contenders

11 They Support Fans with Personal Problems

Their new album "Sounds good feels good" is about real issues... Like parents quarrel, depression, do not now who you are.. And looking for yourself...

I would suggest not listening to just One Direction's singles and listen to their lower key songs as well as interviews where they talk about fan struggles. You'd be way more woke if you did. - Helloimjordan

That's why I love 5SOS

12 Louis is Tone Deaf

That's the most stupid thing I've ever read in my life.

Louis has gotten better and more confident with his voice in case you haven't noticed. His high notes are very good and he sounds very nice now. - Helloimjordan


IT'S BECAUSE HE'S DEAF IN ONE EAR?! - Ilovestephanie

V 1 Comment
13 They Aren't Rude

RUDE?!? ONE DIRECTION?!? You MUST be stupid! They have interviews all day and have to always answer questions they don't want to answer but they do anyway because they are nice.

This list is desperate. One of the best things about One Direction is that they are genuinely nice kids. - WonkeyDude98

One Direction aren't rude, they are cool guys.

One Direction is known to be very nice boys. Even nicer than 5sos in my opinion. They're humble, do kind things for fans like buy them food while waiting outside for events, help staff members, etc. especially Harry, he's an angel. - Helloimjordan

V 1 Comment
14 One Direction Boys Can't Sing

You have the right to think that, but if you truly think 5sos sings better than One Direction, PLEASE GET NEW EARS. I used to think 5sos was better until I realized; Michael can't sing that well. He's my favorite member other than Calum and even I see he's not a singer, he's a performer. Calum isn't that great either yet he can harmonize well, Ashton is a great singer except he barely sings and isn't as good as Harry or Liam. I used to think Luke slayed all of them but then it came to my attention he has no versatility in his voice, no support, he's slightly unstable now ( he used to be more stable, I don't know what happened ). Generally 1D can sing better. - Helloimjordan

One direction sings better than 5sos

What is this list anymore I love both bands but this is getting dumb

You are idiot

V 4 Comments
15 All 1D Sings About Is Girls

Heartbreak girl, kiss me kiss me, what I like about you, good girls, she looks so perfect; you are telling me 5sos don't? - gemcloben

PEOPLE NEED TO LISTEN TO 5SOS BEFORE JUDGING. What is Rejects about? There are other songs that sound like they're about a person, but they aren't talking about a girl all the time!

BROKEN HOME, INVISIBLE, SHE'S KINDA HOT, REJECTS, SOCIAL CASUALTY 1D don't even have inspirational or motivational songs! I think they have like 1 called Stand up but barely, because near the end it always comes back to some girl

What's wrong with girls? And I'm pretty sure 5sos sings about chicks too m8. - Helloimjordan

V 11 Comments
16 They Act Themselves

To be honest these reasons are stupid -_- they make no sense

They do act themselves, they've just matured lol - Helloimjordan

I love patients

This one is true. the fact that no one can see how fake 1D is mental, and I'm a stan of the boys. but honestly 5SOS do take the cake

V 1 Comment
17 Louis Tomlinson Got a Girl Knocked Up When He Was Already Taken

That situation happened a long time ago and he even got back with the girl and they're fine so why are you worried about it? - Helloimjordan

So... they have done bad things to

True. Louis is like the worst


18 They're a Rock Band and Not a Generic Boyband

They are generic

That's actually really true

5sos isn't a rock band, they're pop punk. And One Direction doesn't even want to be a rock band so why is this even part of the list. - Helloimjordan

19 They Have Their Own Record Label; Hi or Hey Records.

What does 1d got on that huh?

One Direction are the people who got them to that point - Helloimjordan

What about hey violet?

20 5SOS are friends that came together and made a band. One Direction was put together on X-Factor
21 They are more connected in a friendship way
22 They Weren't Formed Under the X-Factor

What's wrong with X Factor? - Helloimjordan

Yeah? Well you know who found them? NIALL AND LOUIS?! - Ilovestephanie

23 They Play Pop Punk

Okay? - Helloimjordan

BAdd New Item

Related Lists

Top Ten Best One Direction, the Vamps and 5 Seconds of Summer Members Top Ten Best One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer Songs Best 5 Seconds of Summer and One Direction Members Best 5 Seconds of Summer and Twenty One Pilots Songs Top 10 Ways Coldplay is Better Than One Direction

List Stats

100 votes
23 listings
3 years, 207 days old

Top Remixes

1. 5sos Is Famous for Talent 1d Is Famous for Looks
2. Their Songs Are Better
3. They Can Write Their Own Songs
1. 5sos Is Famous for Talent 1d Is Famous for Looks
2. Their Songs Are Better
3. They Can Write Their Own Songs


Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.