As the title of their latest music video to hit a billion views might suggest, no one can drag One Direction down – even all these years later.
The group’s music video “Drag Me Down”, released in 2015, has officially reached the milestone of one billion views on YouTube, seven years after its release. The song was the band’s first music video without Zayn Malik, who left the band in March 2015.
In the “Drag Me Down” video, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne explore NASA. Zayn has given his former band the stamp of approval. “Proud of my boys new single is sick,” he said. tweeted.
“Drag Me Down” peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 song chart on August 22, 2015, two days after the video was released. The song spent 20 weeks in total on the chart. Made in the morning, One Direction’s debut album as a quartet, included “Drag Me Down” along with fan favorites “Olivia”, “Perfect” and “History”. The album ranked No. 8 on Billboard’s 2016 Year-End 200 Albums chart.
The billion-view milestone for “Drag Me Down” comes just four years after the band’s debut music video for “What Makes You Beautiful” also hit the billion-view club.
Dive into the nostalgia of the good old days of 1D and watch the “Drag Me Down” music video below.