Last year, when One Direction released “One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks),” a combination Blondie/Undertones cover they recorded for charity, the Guardian’s Adam Boult was prompted to start a list of songs that “must never be covered.” Never mind that 1D’s medley got a seal of approval from Blondie’s Debbie Harry herself; Mr. Boult said it was an “abomination” that somehow “tarnished” the original versions. So it’s not about the gender of the artist doing the cover—it’s about the gender (and age) of their fans. Think about it: Young, poppy acts, have largely young, female fan bases. I believe the reason rockist dudes feel so dang uncomfortable watching these artists cover songs by bands they love is that it points out that they might have something in common with fans of Miley, Lorde, 1D, etc. They might actually have something in common with teenage girls. And what could be worse than that?

Here’s what I want to tell these people: You could do a lot worse than sharing a teenage girl’s taste in music. The pantheon of acts who couldn’t have gotten famous without the support of teenage girls includes a lot of people and bands you probably respect a lot: Michael Jackson. Elvis Presley. The fricking BEATLES. When Nirvana were around, most of their fans weren’t 50-year-old rock critics; they were kids.


The Importance of Music to Girls

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caitykrone: Today @harrystyles told me he listened to my songs and that he liked them and here we are under the Agua Dulce sunset..I am so happy. Thank you for giving me courage and confidence. I look up to you so much. Thank you thank you. 😭❤️

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#AHHHHH thats the fan that he dm'ed after watching her cover of strong omgggg how cute # #with fans #9.30.14 #strong #shhh

louis watching harry tie liam’s shoes x

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#this kills the man
Don't Look Now, But One Direction Is Making Great Rock Music
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#loves it #four #review
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#im yelling hes so cute #wwa film

"every time u open ur mouth i think its gonna be something relevant but its just about harry and louis" when ur sister drags u and its true

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