On Feb. 17, 2013, One Direction's "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)" song rocketed to No. 1 on iTunes in several countries in its first day of release. The song (which is a remake mash-up of Blondie's "One Way or Another" and the Undertones' "Teenage Kicks") is also in the Top 10 of many countries. According to The Sun, United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron makes a cameo in One Direction's "One Way or Another" music video.
The premiere date for the video is to be announced, but a sneak preview was shown Feb. 16, 2013 during BBC1's "Let's Dance for Comic Relief." The clip shows members of One Direction miming the song in various locations around the world.
Because the song is a charity single, The Sun reports: "Chancellor George Osborne said he will waive VAT on the proceeds. He added: 'Comic Relief has done a fantastic job for over two decades.' A government spokesman said the move was in recognition of 'the special place Comic Relief held in the public’s affections and its outstanding work in tackling world poverty.'"
One Direction's version of "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)" is currently No. 1 on iTunes in the following countries, of Feb. 17, 2013:
- United Kingdom
- The Netherlands
- New Zealand
One Direction's version of "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)" is currently in the Top 10 on iTunes in the following countries, as of Feb. 17, 2013:
- United States*
One Direction came in third place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010, and has gone on to become the biggest-selling global act to emerge from "The X Factor." Based on first-day sales for One Direction's "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)," the song is likely to become a Top 10 hit in several countries.
*Jan. 18, 2013 update: The Top 10 iTunes debut in the U.S. was based on pre-orders. The song is now No. 1 on iTunes in the U.S. and Canada, as of Jan. 18, 2013.