Released as a charity single to raise money for Comic Relief, One Direction's "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)" is a high-energy cover of Blondie's 1979 single "One One Way or Another." While fairly reverent to the original, One Direction's version features all of the members singing over a more contemporary-sounding production that mixes a kind of power pop guitar sound with a more dance-oriented club beat. In that sense, the single should appeal to One Direction's fans who can feel doubly good about supporting the band in its fight against world poverty.
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AllMusic Review by Matt Collar