10 Best One Direction Acoustic Covers

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When we listen to One Direction, we’re prone to dancing like crazy to their super-catchy jams. It’s so hard not to, you guys! But while we love rocking out to “One Thing” in our bedrooms, we also want some 1D when we’re feeling a bit more chill and introspective. If you’re similarly obsessed (or even if you — gasp! — don’t know that much about this British boy band or their album, Up All Night), here are ten stripped-down, acoustic covers of some of our fave songs, all for your listening enjoyment. Swoon, much?

Boyce Avenue Covers “What Makes You Beautiful”
There’s just something so… sexy about this cover. It might have less of the musical bells and whistles than the original, but it makes up for it in level of intensity!

Jordan Jansen Covers “One Thing”
This kid has swooshy hair that makes him look like a mini Justin Bieber, plus a pretty sick voice and playfully adorable vibe like The Biebs.

The Make Believe Covers “What Makes You Beautiful”
With their Cali style, these two boys don’t look much like the British boys of One Direction, but their surfer acoustic edge breathes new life into this song.

Skylar Dayne Covers “One Thing”
You’ve got to love the touch of Skylar’s raspy voice in this version of the normally super-poppy single!

Langdon Bryce Covers “Na Na Na”
Um, we’re so down for the sweet serenading of his soft voice–it’s a departure from the original, but we love it.

Sam Woods Covers “Gotta Be You”
Here’s another cover that’s perfect as a lullaby. Please, sing us to sleep!

Freak Morice Covers “One Thing”
With this band of siblings, they’re definitely drawing on the energy of One Direction. Simple, but still kinda danceable, ya know?

Jack William Gregory Covers “I Want”
It’s the accented twang of his singing voice that makes us want to hear this “I Want” cover over and over again.

Tim Halperin and Hayley Orrantia Cover “What Makes You Beautiful
The American Idol and X Factor alums combine with this charming duet. So much angst!

Maddi Seward Covers “Gotta Be You”
There’s a little bit of soulful sass in this version of “Gotta Be You,” but sometimes you just gotta belt it out!

Are you obsessed with One Direction? What’s your fave song? Do you like these acoustic versions as much as the originals? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Belieber Fever

    Little Things cover by Otto Tunes from Syracuse University is AMAZING

  • vinos ribera del duero

    Valuable information. Lucky me I found your site unintentionally, and I’m shocked why this coincidence did not happened in advance! I bookmarked it.

  • Gaby

    ‘The Make Up Covers’ are from NEW ZEALAND!! WOO representing NZ Directions!!

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  • Azizah Salsabila

    Freak Morice Freak Morice Freak Morice! They’re the best of the best! I Love them sooooooooo Much<3

  • liam

    that maddi saward girl is hot and so is her voice. if she is reading this, know i love you and someday we are getting married.

  • Punkstep

    Maddi Saward’s is the BEST

  • i love maddisaward

    maddi saward’s cover is by far the best one i have heard. it was put up only a few hours after its release and it is amazing! she is so talented and beautiful and i can’t wait for more of her stuff!

  • Darlene

    I know I am not a teen but I love both band – 1D and Freak Morice. They are so amazing.

  • Karoline

    I love 1D and I love Freak Morice! I want to meet both of them!

  • Ria

    check out my Moments one direction cover? :) thank you xx http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY8aCqX-04o&feature=related

  • Dobymae

    FREAK MORICE all the way! Love them love them love them

  • Laura

    FREAK MORICE!! I love their harmonies and their energy!

  • Misty

    Freak MORICE!!! Ahh! I just <3 them! Can't wait unitl there USA Tour! 😀 & I <3 ONE DIRECTION! I wish I could meet 1D & Freak MORICE! Btw Teen.com show One Direction these videos! :)

  • chimere

    Jordan Jansen, Langdon Bryce and Freak Morice suck

  • Sam

    i love the boyce avenue one!

  • Kelsey

    I know that most people wont even give it the time of day, but I am sixteen and a singer and did a cover of more than this by 1D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5V9XQK8YCc thats the link. If you all would check it out it would mean so, so much.

  • shelby

    Langdon Bryce’s is my favourite by far.

  • ….

    I like Boyce Avenue and Tim Halperin&Hayley Orrantia ‘s cover.

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  • Maddie_1D

    My gave song is by far same mistakes (: x