Everyone who’s anyone knows about One Direction, even our gran! But we decided to take it one step further and test her on her knowledge of the world’s biggest boyband.
During our Sunday visit, we sat down with our gran, Joan, and quizzed her on 1D. Here’s how she got on.
Can you name each member of One Direction?
Gran: That’s Harry, you can tell by the hair
MP!: He’s cut all that off now
Gran: Good! It suits him better short
G: That’s Niall. He’s the blonde one. You like him the most.
G: Liam? Or Louis? No, that’s Louis.
G: That has to be Liam, then! He seems the nicest.
Score: 4 points
Who is the oldest?
MP!: No, Louis
G: What? Liam looks more mature than Louis
Who is the youngest?
Which member of 1D auditioned twice for ‘The X Factor’?
MP!: No, Liam
G: I thought that’s why everyone liked Harry more because they knew him
MP!: No, he’s just charming and irresistible
G: For you, maybe
Can you name One Direction’s debut single?
G: That song… You light up my world…you are beautiful…
MP!: ‘What Makes You Beautiful’?
G: Aye, that’s it.
Score: 3+4 =7
True or False:
Liam Payne has a fear of spoons
G: What? That’s got to be false
MP!: It’s true
G: That’s weird
Niall Horan originally auditioned to be in 5SOS but didn’t get in
G: I guessed that one…
Louis Tomlinson has previously been in a movie
G: They are famous so true
MP!: Correct but this was before he was famous
Harry Styles was originally born Harriet as his mother really wanted a girl
G: Nah, that has to be false.
Score: 7 +2 = 9
Who’s singing which line?
“Now I’m climbing the walls, but you don’t notice at all.”
G: I’m going to say Niall
“Maybe it’s the way she walked straight into my heart and stole it”
G: Why is he shouting?
MP!: Because he’s passionate
“Waking up beside you I’m a loaded gun, I can’t contain this anymore, I’m all yours I’ve got no control, no control”
G: What did he say?! A gun?!
MP!: Not a literal gun.
G: Then what does – oh yuck! Is that what everyone sings about these days? Like Nicki Minaj and her anaconda?
MP!: Oh my God. Can you name the person?
G: He needs to wash his mouth
“You’re insecure, don’t know what for, you’re turning heads when you walk through the door”
G: That’s Liam. He seems nicer.
Score: 3 + 9 = 12
Guess the tattoos
G: That’s Harry. I saw that in the newspaper.
G: He shouldn’t ruin himself with that tattoo
G: Is that Liam?
MP: Nope. Louis.
G: That stag would look nice on a canvas. Not an arm.
G: That one is Liam
G: This one is Niall, then
MP!: Nope, it’s Liam again. Niall doesn’t have any tattoos.
G: Good lad.
Score: 2 + 12 = 14
Overall score: 14 out of 20
Overall, our gran seems to be pretty clued up on One Direction. Maybe she’s been listening to us more than we thought about the boys, or maybe she’s a secret fan herself.
Gran says: “Grandma always knows best. I know more than you think!”
What do you think about our gran’s 1D knowledge? Can your gran beat ours? Tweet us @maximumpop while we try to convert her into being a true 1D fan…