Noel Gallagher Accuses One Direction of 'Murdering' Blondie's 'One Way or Another'

The boyband covered the song for Comic Relief in 2013.

Ultimate Guitar

Noel Gallagher has hit out at the music played on Radio 1, specifically One Direction's cover of Blondie's classic "One Way or Another," in an outspoken rant about modern day pop music, NME reports.

Gallagher made the comments, in which he accuses the boyband of "murdering" Blondie's 1978 track, in a new interview with GQ. The former Oasis songwriter says that Radio 1 has "no soul" and reveals his worries for the future of chart music.

Asked what he thinks of Radio 1, Gallagher said: "Pretty f--king dreadful, the music is. I can't get my head round pop music. It's all on the same frequency. It all seems designed to aggravate my teeth. You know music that makes your teeth hurt?" He adds: "There's a lack of soul on Radio 1. I mean, what is going to be the future of chart music?"

Moving onto One Direction, Gallagher highlights the number of people benefiting from their success while he is left losing. "Everybody's winning out of it. One Direction aren't working in the local f--king Costcutter, so they're winning. The geezer who's writing the f--king sh-t tunes - he's winning. He's got f--king new houses coming out of his earholes. The record company are winning 'cos they're all getting their f--king bonuses at Christmas."

Moving on to the boyband's fans, Gallagher adds: "The young 12-year-old girls are winning because one day they might actually grow up to give one of them a bl-wjob. They're all winning. No-one's losing. The only people who are losing are idiots like me at 9.30 in the morning when you're trying to get the kids out the door for school, and they're f--king murdering one of Blondie's songs."

YouTube preview picture

What's your opinion on that song?

18 comments sorted by best / new / date

    That last paragraph lol, they also ruined Teenage Kicks by The Undertones, the main problem I have is that there fans don't even realize there covers, they think it's an original song, it's like the time people thought Ed Sheeran wrote "Wish You Were Here" Also, the guys in One Direction seem like nice guys especially when compared to Justin Beiber, I might actually feel sorry for them when Simon Cowell drops them like cow shit when their fame begins to fade.
    What's even funnier is that their fans probably have no idea that "One Way or Another" is about an obsessive stalker. Or that "Teenage Kicks" is (basically) about masturbation.
    One thing that I have to disagree with is that I've actually heard that they're kind of pricks. Although, they're still sweethearts when compared to that shithead Bieber.
    That last paragraph is one of the funniest things I've read in a while, Noel is the man.
    Is this the same Noel Gallagher who established a rule of 'no female artists allowed' when he decided on his favourite bands of all time?
    I actually watched part of the video, and one of the guys is wearing a Rush shirt. Do they even know who Rush is? Or are they just wearing it to try to seem cool? Their music is the polar opposite of Rush...
    Takes one to know one, Oasis butchered Beatles songs making covers and while trying to come up with songs.