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Dilara
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Mandooke
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One direction is the best boy band

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Mandooke
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/30/2014 Category: Music
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Dilara

Pro

One direction is the most successful boy band ever that is very popular in America. They're the first billion dollar boy band, very lovable, caring, sweet and donate to charity and travel helping people. They're not popular just for their looks but for their stunning voices and sweet charming personalities. The Beatles don't count because they play instruments. My boys from 1d just sing
Mandooke

Con

If you look through the boys just with the media lens that definitely the seem like a bunch of guys that I would possibly hang out with. Here's the thing though you claim that this is the best boy band, not the most nice boy band. If look in terms of just their music, then 1D are far from being even a good boy band. All their songs are just old pop rock songs from the earlier decades with some added beats and synths. For instance, take a look at Best Song Ever. It is a complete rip off from the Who's Baba O'Reily, that of which is possibly their biggest song. Not to mention and Live While We're Young was taken from a song made by The Clash, and What Makes You Beautiful was taken from Summer Nights which is a song from Grease. As a fan you should honestly feel pretty insulted by the constant acts of plagiarism these guys made, even though they're very good looking.
Debate Round No. 1
Dilara

Pro

Thanks for your input. I would have to say I agree with you that a lot of their songs are rip offs of other ones but besides that they're still good songs with good beats and rythims and with lyrics that don't degrade or demean women but make us feel good about our selves. They also have amazing voices and don't use any recordings in concert. Along with that they're extremely nice,kind and loving boys who really care about their fans and other people and haven't let their fame affect them negitivley but instead are using it to help others. They've donated almost a million dollars to kids in Ghana with anemia and Malaria and lots to cancer research ecc. They also write a lot of their own music unlike some people who have old men in la write and produce every thing. I would argue that they are the best boy band in the world.
Mandooke

Con

Being good looking doesn't make them good at what they do. Plus you listen to a band that's good at making music, you don't listen because they make bad music. If you like their rip offs, listen to the songs they ripped it off, I can assure you that you would end up liking those more than 1D. I used to like them, but then I started listening to more bands that actually worked hard at their music and it really does make a difference.
Debate Round No. 2
Dilara

Pro

Maybe they're not the best boy band to be big in America but certainly the most popular (the Beatles don't count they don't play instruments) and they're songs are better thang the ones they ripped off. They have better lyrics that don't mention violence or degrade women and better rythims.
Mandooke

Con

I agree that they're most popular, as experts say that they might be the first billion dollar boy band (they are not right now). And you're right, the Beatles don't constitute to as a boy band but that still doesn't make 1D the best. A boy band is a group of male vocal singers and if you want to talk about vocals well even 1D don't do so well. The guys can do just fine on their own but together nothing really happens, nothing magical anyway. Boybands that are actually good are like:

1. Jackson 5 (yes they were a boy band)
2. Boys II Men
3. Backstreet Boys

Vocally these guys can really harmonize and work together well. 1D simply just sing together. Like one part goes to Niall and the Zayn takes that... It isn't really singing like a real vocal group. Even Little Mix (the girl group that Zayn's fianc" is in) does a better job at singing together than 1D.

And to just talk about your argument that 1D are the best boy band because they don't use derogatory language to woman...EVERY BOY BAND DOES THAT! THAT'S HOW THEY MAKE MONEY! They make songs about girls being beautiful to touch those who are insecure and take as much money from your wallet as possible.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by crazyness 1 year ago
crazyness
I agree. I have no idea who the other people in 1D still are
Posted by Bamzki 2 years ago
Bamzki
The fact that One Direction is the best boy band in America is not true. Well, technically not true when it comes to a fact. It's only in a person's opinion
Posted by DauntlessWarrior 2 years ago
DauntlessWarrior
thats a matter of opinion
Posted by softball_32 2 years ago
softball_32
heck no!!!
Posted by LenaQueen 2 years ago
LenaQueen
Please define boy band.
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Vote Placed by Aircraftfreak1 2 years ago
Aircraftfreak1
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Reasons for voting decision: Con had more in-depth arguments.
Vote Placed by Shadowhuntress 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: No evidence was given that the songs where ripped off, and pro didn't use solid facts to support their argument.