Steal My Girl

One Direction

About Steal My Girl

"Steal My Girl" is a song written and recorded by English-Irish boy band One Direction. It is the lead single from their fourth studio album Four (2014). It was released worldwide on 29 September 2014. The single was written by band members Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne and regular collaborators Wayne Hector, John Ryan, Ed Drewett and Julian Bunetta (the four had previously written "Best Song Ever"). It was produced by Julian Bunetta, John Ryan and Pär Westerlund. They also performed this song for the first time on their fourth concert tour, the On the Road Again Tour.  


Year:
2014
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She been my queen
Since we were sixteen
We want the same things
We dream the same dreams
Alright (alright)

I got it all
'Cause she is the one
Her mum calls me 'love'
Her dad calls me 'son'
Alright (alright)

I know, I know, I know for sure

Everybody wanna steal my girl
Everybody wanna take her heart away
Couple billion in the whole wide world
Find another one 'cause she belongs to me

Everybody wanna steal my girl
Everybody wanna take her heart away
Couple billion in the whole wide world
Find another one 'cause she belongs to me

Na na na na na na (oh, yeah)
Na na na na na na (alright)
Na na na na na na
Na na

She belongs to me

Kisses like cream,
Her walk is so mean
And every jaw drop
When she's in those jeans
Alright (alright)

I don't exist
If I don't have her
The sun doesn't shine
The world doesn't turn
Alright (alright)

But I know, I know, I know for sure

Everybody wanna steal my girl
Everybody wanna take her heart away
Couple billion in the whole wide world
Find another one 'cause she belongs to me

Everybody wanna steal my girl
Everybody wanna take her heart away
Couple billion in the whole wide world
Find another one 'cause she belongs to me

Na na na na na na (oh, yeah)
Na na na na na na (alright)
Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na

She knows, she knows
That I've never let her down before
She knows, she knows
That I'm never gonna let another take her love from me now

Everybody wanna steal my girl
Everybody wanna take her heart away
Couple billion in the whole wide world
Find another one 'cause she belongs to me

Everybody wanna steal my girl
Everybody wanna take her heart away
Couple billion in the whole wide world
Find another one 'cause she belongs to me

Na na na na na na (oh, yeah, alright, yeah)
Na na na na na na (alright)
Na na na na na na
Na na

She belongs to me

Na na na na na na (oh, yeah)
(She belongs to me, yeah)
Na na na na na na (alright)
Na na na na na na

She belongs to me

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One Direction

One Direction are an English-Irish boy band consisting of members Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson. Zayn Malik used to be in the band, but has recently left the band to pursue his own musical career. They signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records after being formed and finishing third in the seventh series of British television singing competition The X Factor in 2010. They subsequently signed in the United States with Columbia Records. Becoming a prominent figure in mainstream popular music and popular culture, their two albums Up All Night and Take Me Home, released in 2011 and 2012 respectively, broke several records, topped the charts of most major markets, and generated international chart-topping singles, includ… more »

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Written by: Wayne Anthony Hector, Edward James Drewett, Julian Bunetta, John Ryan, Liam James Payne, Louis William Tomlinson, John Henry Ryan

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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15 facts about this song

Songwriters
"Steal My Girl" was written by members of One Direction alongside producers Julian Bunetta, John Ryan, Ed Drewett, and Wayne Hector.
Album
The song served as a lead single for their forth studio album, "Four," released in 2014.
Chart Success
On release, the song debuted at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart and reached the top-ten in multiple other countries.
Music Video
The music video for "Steal My Girl" was directed by famous filmmaker and photographer Ben Winston.
Concept
The lyrics of the song revolve around the theme of loyalty in love.
Certification
The song has received a Platinum certification in the UK and is certified 2x Platinum in the US.
Music Video Guest Stars
The music video includes guest appearances from actor Danny DeVito and America's Next Top Model winner, Sumarie Chapman.
Video Concept
The concept of the video—five different sets with five different themes—metaphorically symbolizes the band’s universal appeal.
Record
On Spotify, "Steal My Girl" broke the record for the most number of streams in one week for a single in the UK.
Recognition
In 2015, "Steal My Girl" won the British Video award at the Brit Awards, proving its popularity among fans.
Collaborative Writing
This song is one of the few that involved all members in the songwriting process.
Critical Reception
"Steal My Girl" received mixed reviews from critics, with praise aimed at its catchiness but criticism directed at its lyrics.
Release
The track was released worldwide on September 29, 2014, and in the UK on October 12, 2014.
Controversy
Fellow musician, Paramore's Hayley Williams, and her songwriting partner Chad Gilbert, claimed the song sounded similar to New Found Glory's song "It's Not Your Fault."
Impact
Despite the band's indefinite hiatus that began in 2015, "Steal My Girl" remains one of One Direction's most popular and widely recognized songs.

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