One Direction “Night Changes” Sounds Like a Lot of Songs

One Direction vs. The Sscript vs. Bruce Springsteen

I keep telling myself that I’m done posting about One Direction on this site but they just keep coming. Here’s a taste of one of their new singles “Night Changes”. As you can see from the photo above The Boss and the dude from The Script don’t seem to happy.

One Direction - "Night Changes" (2014)
The Script - "I’m Yours" (2008)
Bruce Springsteen - "You’ll Be Comin’ Down" (2007)
Whitney Houston - "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" (1987)

UPDATE 2/2/2015
Darren suggests the following track by Danish metal band Volbeat and I have to agree. Thanks!

Volbeat - "Heaven Nor Hell" (2010)


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40 Replies to “One Direction “Night Changes” Sounds Like a Lot of Songs”

  1. H.D. Bruton

    Wow. I mean, wow. I didn’t think I could hate One Direction any more after their blatant Who ripoff, but… no.

    No, no, no.

    One Direction, you do NOT mess with the boss!

    Ugh… I’m going to bed.

  2. Mark Adams

    This and Where Do Broken Hearts Go? could suggest the songwriters like Whitney, plus I found out where broken hearts go, a website stated they go to Heartbreak Hotel.

  3. Travis

    i swear scripts is like something else..

    and one direction and springsteen both are like something else to…

    really throwing the brain in overdrive trying to figure it out..

    1. Travis

      ugh.. scripts is a slower version of something.. i wanna say.. something in country genre…

      cant believe i havent figured it out yet…

  4. Travis

    heres one that made court

    the verve: bittersweet symphony

    andrew oldham orchestra: the last time

    andrew oldham orchestra had credited there version to the rolling stones:

    the verve did have permission to sample the orchestra version..

    however.. it was successfully argued that the verve took too much and therefore the verve lost 100% rights to bittersweet symphony..

    literally lost 100% rights to it..

    1. Keith Post author

      Oh yeah.. I could’ve sworn I posted this before but have not yet. It should’ve been up there with my Vanilla Ice post when I started the site 🙂

  5. Ben

    Viva La Vida – Cold Play

    “I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
    Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
    Be my mirror, my sword and shield
    My missionaries in a foreign field”


  6. SwiperTheFox

    “Hey, mister tambourine man…

    Play a song for me…”

    That’s what it seems to have grown out of to me.

  7. katie

    I swear Bruce Sprignsteen’s You’ll Be Comin Down reminds me of another, slower song. Maybe with a female voice? I can’t figure it out.

    1. Richard Morgan

      That’s exactly what I thought and have just posted something similar. It’s a mystery song I’ve been trying to find the name of for at least 15 years.

  8. Richard Morgan

    There’s a particular part to Night Changes and You’ll Be Coming Down that both sound similar to a song that I have been trying to remember the name of and who sings it for over 15 years. I think there may even be an REM song that also sounds close to this elusive song that I am still searching for. If memory serves I think my mystery song had a female singer. Crazy thing is that I can hum the tune but just can’t remember the words. I’d be ever grateful for any help and advice for finding out what the song is that has been in my head all these years, thank you.

    1. Wesley Mead

      R.E.M.’s At My Most Beautiful, The Magnetic Fields – Born on a Train and Bruce Springsteen’s Your Own Worst Enemy all sound similar – and imo all quite similar to Night Changes and You’ll Be Comin’ Down too – does that help your path at all?

  9. Brian Conlogue

    Some people think it sounds like Bowie “changes@ the only part that is similar to me is the cadence in the chorus when they both say changes.. but it sounds just like a mix of “you’ll be coming down” and “I’m yours”..
    Also it has some similarities with “Mr tambourine man” by the byrds.


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