One Direction's 'Drag Me Down' Is An Instant Massive Hit At iTunes

Daryl Deino

One Direction surprised everybody with the sudden release of "Drag Me Down" on Friday. The reviews have been mixed. Billboard gave cautious praise to 1D's new single.

"The song hums along with a playful back-and-forth between the guitar and bass, and if the hooks aren't as delectable as they are on the group's past hits, they at least come close."
"Musically, 'Drag Me Down' is the epitome of an arena anthem with hand claps slowly building in the chorus that are sure to power the rest of 1D's On The Road Again Tour. The song also has one of the more fulfilling drops in One Direction's career, with a searing energy and intensity that fans are sure to respond to."

"One Direction performed for the first time in Indianapolis last night (July 31). To celebrate, new single 'Drag Me Down' made its live debut. Fans inside the 67,000-capacity Lucas Oil Stadium cheered, especially when Harry Styles — who now bears a striking resemblance to Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, with his longer hair — let loose with his impassioned vocals at the bridge."

It will be interesting to see if "Drag Me Down" stays at the top long after the initial hype disappears. One Direction's fifth album should see a release within the next couple of months.

[Photo Credit: Billboard]