English-Irish Pop band 'One Direction' is celebrating its eighth anniversary. In a series of tweets using the hashtag #8yearsofOneDirection, the band's official Twitter account tweeted lyrics of their hit tracks. Band members Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan also took to Twitter to thank their fans.
A whole lotta history... this Monday is an important anniversary for the guys, it’s been #8YearsofOneDirection— One Direction (@onedirection) July 20, 2018
To celebrate, it's time to relive all the hits this weekend by streaming the official playlist and tweeting which tracks you are listening to https://t.co/H09htTye18 pic.twitter.com/Pus8wudY7T
Wow, Eight years has passed. Thank you for all the love, thank you for all the support. Thank you for everything.— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) July 24, 2018
I love you. H
You can't go to bed without a cup of tea, maybe that's the reason that you talk in your sleep #8YearsofOneDirection— One Direction (@onedirection) July 23, 2018
We can make it 'til the end, nothing can come between you and I #8YearsofOneDirection— One Direction (@onedirection) July 23, 2018
Everybody wanna steal my girl, everybody wanna take her heart away #8YearsofOneDirection— One Direction (@onedirection) July 23, 2018
I know we only met but let's pretend it's love and never, never, never stop for anyone #8YearsofOneDirection— One Direction (@onedirection) July 23, 2018
However, Band member Harry Styles and former member Zayn Malik did not post about the anniversary. In 2015, the Pillow Talk singer left his former band One Direction. Announcing his departure, he wrote on his Facebook, “After five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I'd like to apologise to the fans if I've let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.
The London-based band was formed in July 2010 after finishing third in the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor. The band has since dropped five successful albums.