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MP! Interviews: Harry Styles Internet Parody @1Harry_Styles

It’s incredible how much the culture of fangirling has evolved in the past few years and it definitely owes thanks to social media for playing a big part of it. 

We’ve seen bands such as One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer blow up with fame thanks to their dedicated fans spreading the world like wildfire and fangirls even have their own lingo (we totally ship you guys with your bae bc OTP) but now there’s a new craze sweeping the online nation – parodying. We’ve had a chat with a few people who are involved with this virtual sensation to fill you in with all the deets about the newest craze you’ll be seeing across Twitter.

Account: @1Harry_Styles
Followers: 11k
Account owner: Anonymous

What is parodying? 
As a parody, you’re basically taking on the role of a celebrity, of your choice, but everyone knows you’re a parody account. You tweet as if you’re person and tweet other parodies that the person you’ve chosen, would chat in real life. It makes it loads easier if you’re similar to the person you’ve chosen, as well, that way, there’s less “pretending” and it comes a bit more naturally.
It’s also important to be as genuine and realistic as possible, and treat the fans with as much respect as the boys would (or whomever you’ve decided to portray) would treat their fans.

Why have you chosen to parody?
Parody Louis (@Louis_T0mlins0n) and I decided to give it a go, around the same time and reckoned it would be a fun way to chat Directioners, while making them happy.

What made you choose 1D to parody? 
I chose Harry specifically because, he and I are rather optimistic about most things and try to find the positive in everyone and everything.  The boys and I chose 1D, I think, because they’re a good lot of lads and we have similar personalities to them.

Why do you keep your real identity anonymous?
Suppose if we told you who we were, there wouldn’t be much of a reason to run a parody account, it would be more like a personal account but, using someone else’s face as an alias, and it’s fun keeping people guessing a bit.

What does parodying involve?
Time. You have to be sure you’re able to tweet whenever you have time. And you have to have a bit of patients with people who aren’t sure of what parodying is. It can be hard at times, dealing with some of the negativity that comes alongside being a parody but, the good things always outweigh the bad.

How have you become so popular- what do you think the cause behind your popularity is? 
The boys and I never expected for our accounts to become as popular as they have. I reckon the reason people enjoy chatting us, is because, for them, it’s as if they’re talking to the genuine article and it makes them happy.

What sort of reactions do you get from your followers- do they treat you like the real 1D?
When we first started this, about 3 years ago, our followers chatted us a bit more frequently than they do now, and they got extremely excited whenever we’d tweet or followed them. Of course, there are quite a few people who still do and definitely treat us as if we’re the real thing. We appreciate everyone, especially those who have decided to continue supporting us, even when we haven’t been able to be as active, as we once were.

Some people don’t understand the whole concept of parodying. How would you explain it to those people who don’t really see the point of it? 
I’d say, we’re doing something positive for Directioners, where’s the negative in that? The reason we’ve done it, is to chat the directions in a fun way that gives them hope. It’s always been about the fans.
Suppose people should give us a proper chance, before deciding what we do is “pointless” and actually give us a look before, believing everything you’ve heard about us, from “outside sources”. Rumours are usually wrong anyway. I do understand however, us being anonymous, could lead people to believe things about us, that aren’t true but, as long as our followers know what we’re about, that’s what matters most.

What would you say to people who think you are actually pretending to be and convince people that you are the real One Direction?
I’d let them know that we’re not trying to convince anyone of anything and that if they read our bios, it would tell them that we’re parodies or not the real person. Most people, after I’ve explained myself, have understood and usually end up apologising for their mistake.

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Feat. Taylor Swift: The best of Tay Tay’s collaborations

Taylor Swift has made some major musical buddies over the years. She’s had some pretty big acts featuring on her songs, including Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody.

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Ed and Taylor collaborated on her single “Everything Has Changed”

Now, we all know Taylor is a colossal star in her own right, so, of course, it makes sense that other acts would want to feature on her tracks – who wouldn’t? But equally interesting, is what songs Taylor herself has featured on. Continue reading

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S Club 7 set to reunite for Children In Need. HOLD US.

Seriously. HOLD US.

It’s official: The legendary, immortal, ‘ain’t no party like an S Club Party’ S CLUB FREAKIN’ 7 are back in full and ready to launch the mother of all comebacks on the world.

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The pop septet dominated the charts in late nineties and early naughties with stone cold classics such as ‘Reach’, ‘Don’t Stop Movin’ and ‘Bring It All Back’ and there have been several unfortunate attempts at a reunion in the last few years, but yesterday the news was confirmed via Twitter;

No word yet on what the group have got planned exactly but we’re hoping for a mega medley. Now while we wait, it’s time to dig out those old S Club albums and have an S Club party!

You don’t get key changes like THAT in pop music anymore.

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‘Bleeding Love’, ‘Ghost’, ‘Burn’… We guide you through the best of One Republic’s Ryan Tedder!

We’ve mentioned it before, but it bears repeating: Ryan Tedder is a bone fide hit maker of the highest order. Along with the likes of Max Martin and Sia, the One Republic frontman has been responsible for a slew of amazing pop tune-age over the last few years and here at MP!, we thought take a moment to guide you through some of his best moments… Ready? Ok.

Sean Paul feat. Alexis Jordan – ‘Got 2 Luv U’

Tedder is mostly know for his epic balladry (more on that later) but he’s no slouch when it comes to amazing mid tempo bangers either. Sean Paul’s ‘Got 2 Luv U’ is a prime example – a mix of dancehall and R&B with Alexis Jordan’s heavenly chorus at the forefront of it all. This is still a must for the summer BBQ playlists.

Ellie Goulding – ‘Burn’

Continuing the mid tempo banger oeuvre, Ryan was also the brains behind this mega hit for Ellie in the summer of 2013. Fun fact: This song very nearly ended up going to Leona Lewis and she even recorded a demo of it. How different things could’ve been…

Ella Henderson – ‘Ghost’

Let’s face it, there’s not many X Factor finalists who trail in at 6th place who actually go on to make a career for themselves, let alone score a best selling hit single, but 2012 finalist Ella Henderson bucked that trend big time. This was due in part to her amazing voice (obv’) and this incredible Tedder-penned beast of a song. Even five months after it’s initial release, it’s STILL hanging around the charts. Ker-ching!

Jordin Sparks – ‘Battlefield’

No one does power ballads better than Tedder, and Jordin Sparks got the mother of all power ballads with ‘Battlefield’. Built around massive drums and dramatic pianos, this is the ultimate soundtrack for the broken hearted and defiant. All together now, “YOU BETTAH GO AND GIT YO’ ARMAH!”

Demi Lovato – ‘Neon Lights’

Ryan gave us a total dance floor stormer with the third single from Demi Lovato’s latest album and we ate it up like chocolate. For any pop geeks out there, here’s the original demo of Mr. Tedder performing the song with different lyrics.

Beyoncé – ‘Halo’

We’re used to Beyoncé churning out girl power jams like ‘Girls (Run the World)’ and ‘Single Ladies’ but she can knock out a belter of a ballad when she wants to, and once again Tedder lent his genius to the proceedings. Fun fact #2: Leona Lewis nearly had this one too before Bey’ snatched it from under her! Don’t worry though, cos Ryan had another ace up his sleeve for the X Factor star…

Leona Lewis – ‘Bleeding Love’

Yep, Tedder strikes again. Fresh from winning the X Factor and in need of an amazing song to kick things off, Leona got her mitts on this modern classic as her debut single. It sold by the squillion and officially cemented Lewis’ career as a mega diva to end all mega divas. WHAT. A. SONG.

So, what have we learned so far? Well, firstly, if you want a ma-hoosive hit single, you give ol’ Ryan a call. Secondly, if you’re the recipient of these amazing songs, it’s more than likely it was offered to Leona Lewis first.

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The future of travel? Petition: Play Taylor Swift’s ‘Welcome to New York’ for every flight into the city

Sometimes here at MP! we miiiiight get a little over excited when certain big popstars, such as Taylor Swift, bring out new music. That’s why after hearing new track ‘Welcome to New York’ (if you haven’t heard it – don’t worry, we won’t judge – there’s a preview below) we decided to make sure the whole world could enjoy it too.

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Lorde reveals ‘Mockingjay Part 1′ soundtrack and her flawless taste in music

The release of ‘Mockingjay Part 1′ is almost upon us and what does every moody, mega budget teen movie need? Why, a moody, mega budget soundtrack stuffed full of amazing tunes of course.

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The soundtracks to ‘The Hungers Games’ movies thus far have been pretty stellar but this latest one takes it to a whole new level thanks to the careful curation of the one and only Lorde, which is basically fancy talk for making the greatest playlist EVER.

As well as her own contribution – the brooding, anthemic ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ – the singer songwriter has also enlisted some of the coolest pop stars around at the moment to lend a hand including Charli XCX, Swedish emo pop diva Tove Lo, alt R&B queen Tinashe and indie synthpop trio CHVRCHES.

One word: A-MA-ZING.

It’s like you know us, Lorde,

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‘Mockingjay Part 1′ soundtrack will be released on November 17th and is pre-orderable right now.

 

 

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1D’s Harry’s Vomit? The five most bizarre and crazy items sold online.

Last week we were treated with the glorious pictures of Harry Styles being sick, which confirmed that popstars can be sick (you heard it here first!) However it has since been rumoured a fan is selling a ‘scoop’ of the vomit online (no it is not the 1st April) to the highest bidder. So naturally we decided to a list of the five most crazy and bizarre celebrity related items sold online:

1. Harry Styles’ vomit.
Harry Styles Vomit

We’ve already spoke about this but wanted to include it so we had an excuse to search and find a GIF of Harry (we love our job).

2. Britney Spears’ chewing gum

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Yeah this one is nice. In 2004 a London waiter picked up left over chewing gum from Britney and sold it online for £164, not bad if you ask us. Celebrity chewing gum collecting may now become a ‘thing’.

3. Justin Bieber’s Hair 

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Justin brought a lock of his famous hair onto the Ellen show back in 2011 in order to auction for charity. The winning bid was £25,000 and the winner got the hair in a nice signed box (top marks for presentation Beebs).

4. Justin Timberlake’s Half Eaten Sandwich

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Back in the day of N*SYNC on a morning TV programme Mr. Timberlake only had a bite of the food offered to him which may have slightly annoyed the poor person who had made it for him. However it wasn’t all bad as it managed to sell for almost £2,000!

5. Niall Horan’s half eaten toast

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Carrying on the trend that celebrities only eat half of everything is Niall from 1D who’s half eaten toast got bids of over £60,000 on eBay… We certainly wouldn’t turn down a display cabinet with Niall’s toast in it for the MP! headquarters.

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