“Steal My Girl” was written by 1D’s Louis Tomlinson and Payne, with Ed Drewett, Wayne Hector, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan. It’s produced by Bunetta, Ryan and Paro Westerlund. In a news release, Columbia Records said thetrack features “cascading stadium piano chords.” x

One Direction's new single Steal My Girl - Let's have a think about what the lyrics might be


Just incase you’d forgotten, in a matter of days we’ll all be listening to One Direction’s brand new single Steal My Girl on repeat, memorising the lyrics like your souls depend on it and then singing them every single day for the rest of your lives. The funny bit is that that’s not even an exaggeration, is it?

But you know me, I’m quite an impatient soul, and rather than waiting to hear the magic of Wayne Hector, John Ryan, Julian Bunetta, Ed Drewett, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne’s extraordinary song writing talents, I thought I’d have a go myself. HERE’S MY VERSION OF STEAL MY GIRL FOR YOU.


Verse 1: Liam
I got this beautiful girl, yeah her name is Sophia
But I gotta tell you now, I gotta make this crystal clear
I’m the only one allowed to give her wedgies on a boat 
‘Stupid boy smelly pasta house’, that’s my best ever quote
Not sure why that matters but in conclusion to this verse
You can’t steal my girl ‘cause you are infinitely worse (than me).

Verse 2: Niall
I might be a single pringle at this moment in time
But one day I’ll have a girlfriend, yeah I’m gonna make her mine
And if anyone ever tried to steal her from me
N-O  C-H-A-N-C-E, yeah I’ll spell it phonetically
Although if it was a choice between a lady and some McNuggets
I’d have to go for the chicken, but we could probably hug it… ouuuuut.

Verse 3: Louis
Happy days, I got my girl, we’ve been together for a while
She’s obsessed with Starbucks and we never really smile
We’re too cool for all that stuff, but we’ve made it through the rough
It’s Elounour til the end so you can run back to your friend
I’m too fabulous for you and I’ll be forced to unleash the sass
If you go anywhere near my girlfriend’s lovely BOTTOM.


Verse 4: Zayn (Middle 8 rap, obvs)
Pezza is my lady, Bradford Bad Boi - new slim shady
It’s in her D-D-D-NA, baby gurl she takes my breath away
But if you take her from me, the only Midnight MemoRIES
You’ll be getting is a black eye from el Maliko, yo.
I tell ya she’s my bae, so you just run away
Or I’ll throw a hairbrush at you and that. Word.

Verse 5: Harry
Hoooooold oonnnnnn, can’t we bring all this tension to an end?
We all came to have a good time, so we should really make amends
There’ll be no stealing of young ladies, she’s her own property
She can make her own decisions and she just came to party
I hate to see you sad, now give me a smile girl
You look so pretty when you’re happy, so look at my glorious curls.



(Bridge) There’s this goober in the club, and he’s getting fresh and feely
He’s touching my girl’s bum, I’d knock him out ideally

He’s trying to steal my girl and I just can’t eeeeeven
So it’s a really good job that I belieeeeeve in
Being hooooooonest about matters of the heart, SO
We are One Direction, and let’s make a correction
Our girls won’t be getting stolen my another other guys
‘Cause to be honest I could steal your girl in the blink of an eye, YEAH.


Expecting the call to say that this has replaced the original version any minute now.


Word on the street is that it was written by Louis and Liam along with 1D songwriting favourites Ed Drewett, Wayne Hector, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan ie. the team that brought us Best Song Ever so you just know it’s going to be epic.

Technology Tuesday: Q&A with Julian Hector

Julian Hector is a Brooklyn-based illustrator who grew up in the Austin area. His first book, The Little Matador, was written during his senior year at Parsons the New School for Design. Since then he has gone on to illustrate a string of picture books, including The Gentleman Bug, which he also wrote, Monday is One Day with Arthur A. Levine, and C.R.Mudgeon by Leslie Muir. And his creations are just as appealing in his recent highly digital style (just check out the header icons on his website) as they are in his pieces that use more traditional media. Check out what he has to say on using technology in his work.


What percentage of your illustration process relies on technology? I’d say about 30% and growing.  I’m starting to work with pure digital illustrations again, and I’ve always used basic photoshop tweaking for scanned artwork.

What applications do you use? The Adobe creative suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, InDesign, and Dreamweaver.

What digital tool would you never want to do without? Command Z; ‘undo’ !!!!

What is your favorite aspect of using technology in illustration? The tweak-ability. Working digitally makes tweaking artwork very quick and easy.  With vector art, specifically (as opposed to pixel based art), I love how easily illustrations can be enlarged and shrunk for different uses, without having to worry about resolution.

What projects in the children’s market are you currently working on and how do you plan to incorporate technology? I’m slowly working on a new picture book that will be completed digitally, titled The Tricycle Mouse.  In college I worked exclusively on the computer and missed using my hands.  To compensate, I let the pendulum swing too far in a hand-drawn direction, but now realize that I want both techniques/styles in my life, even if I risk looking unfocused with split personalities.  At the end of the day, it’s a ‘do what you love’ issue, and I love working both traditionally and digitally.

And for more on Julian Hector, check out his blog.

Monday is One Day by Arthur Levine, illustrated by Julian Hector (Scholastic, 2011).

If you are a working parent, Arthur Levine has created just the right book for you to read together with your kid(s) under a warm blanket on Sunday night.  

This book really stands out because of the choice of illustrations. Just like actual families where one or both parents works, these families are diverse. There is a single mom, single dad, gay dads, straight parents, urban families, rural families, and one African American family. And I suppose that would be one of my quibbles — more families of color would have made Monday is One Day even better. And the other little quibble is the cover — how come the gay couple can’t stand together next to their kid? Hmmm? (Covers of books featuring diverse characters is a whole other story!) 

(Image source: Goodreads)

anonymous said:

For people freaking out about Steal My Girl being immature, it was cowritten by Ed Sheeran, and he's the one responsible for some of their most mature songs, like Little Things, Moments, and Over Again. Have a wonderful day, by the way. (:

There’s misinformation going around, dear.


“Steal My Girl” was written by 1D’s Louis Tomlinson and Payne, with Ed Drewett, Wayne Hector, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan. 

I looked him up to get an idea of his music, and found this:


But there’s no reason to freak out over a title. Wait to hear the song before making judgments on it.

Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne co-wrote ”Steal My Girl” with Ed Drewett, Wayne Hector, Julian Bunetta, and John Ryan […] and apparently, not one of these six men thought that “Steal My Girl” was a potentially problematic title.
—  and also no one at Sony/Columbia wow i wonder how many people were involved in this terrible decision (x)
Niall Horan teases new One Direction single 'Steal My Girl': 'It was the right one to go with'


Right - in twelve days or something I’ll *finally* have One Direction’s new single Steal My Girl in and around my eardrums, and I’m so frickin’ excited I’ve been making up my own lyrics and ruddy allsorts to kill some time. But you’ve gotta spare a thought for the 1D lads themselves, ‘cause they’ve been sitting on this inevitable musical masterpiece for yonks; before Four was announced, before Fireproof, before Liam Payne was on Instagram for Christ’s sake.

Yuhuh - Niall Horan has been yappin’ on about the boys’ new track, and reckons the whole thing just felt ‘right’ to launch the fourth album.


Chatting to the Today show about the boys’ brand spankin’ new single, Nialler said: “We started writing and recording the album fairly early this year, and Steal My Girl was one of the earlier tracks we recorded. After putting them together we just kind of thought it was the right one to go with. It matches up to everything that we need at this time.”

Well considering it was written by Ed Drewett, Wayne Hector, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan and it’s ONE DIRECTION I’m probably gonna guess it’ll be alright. Pretty decent, at the least.








(NEW YORK, NY; COLUMBIA RECORDS; SEPTEMBER 14, 2014) –Globe conquering pop band One Direction announce the September 29 release of “Steal My Girl”, the lead single from their highly anticipated new album FOUR.
Over cascading stadium piano chords, “Steal My Girl” shows the band continuing to expand their influences and song-writing ability while retaining their widescreen pop sound. “Steal My Girl” is written by Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne with Ed Drewett, Wayne Hector, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan – the collaborative team behind last year’s massive single “Best Song Ever” – and is produced by Bunetta, Ryan and Paro Westerlund.

“Fireproof,” the first look into the new album FOUR, was gifted to fans for a period of 24 hours via the bands official website http://www.onedirectionmusic.com. “Fireproof” became the most downloaded free track ever in the 24 hours it was available, with over 1.1 million downloads.  FOUR immediately shot to number one around the world in over 65 countries on the day it was made available for pre-order – comfortably beating third album MIDNIGHT MEMORIES, which was number one in 39 countries and went on to become the top selling album of 2013 worldwide.

One Direction will celebrate the release of FOUR on NBC’s TODAY show with a special performance live from Universal Orlando Resort.  Kicking off their album release week, the band will join the TODAY show anchor team for the Orlando broadcast on Monday, November 17. One Direction made their first national television appearance on TODAY more than two years ago, and they drew record-breaking crowds with their Rockefeller Plaza concert last summer. 

With a staggering 94 number ones and over 46 million records sold, in just four short years, One Direction have gone from energetic pop upstarts to international superstars. As the band’s song writing becomes more personal with each record, FOUR is set to be their most stunning yet. The album follows the global success of their huge sell out WHERE WE ARE stadium tour and the 3D film documentary THIS IS US. Fans will have the opportunity to relive this summers’ tour with the release of their second film WHERE WE ARE: THE CONCERT FILM, in theaters for one weekend only October 11th and 12th and released to DVD on December 2. Add all this to their 3 billion YouTube views, 109 million combined Twitter followers and 33 million Facebook fans and it’s clear that Liam, Harry, Louis, Niall and Zayn genuinely are a worldwide phenomenon. 

FOUR will be released globally on November 17, 2014 via Syco/Columbia Records. Fans can receive “Steal My Girl” instantly on September 29 if they preorder the deluxe album on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/1DFouriTdlx.
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