Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 May 2015

One Direction reveal top love songs

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Broadimage / Rex Features (2016321h)

Harry Styles

Z100's Jingle Ball, New York, America - 07 Dec 2012
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Broadimage / Rex Features (2016321h) Harry Styles Z100's Jingle Ball, New York, America - 07 Dec 2012

One Direction have chosen tracks by Taylor Swift, James Blunt and Eric Clapton for their ideal Valentine’s playlist.

The British boy band are clearly getting in the mood for the traditionally romantic holiday today. The heartthrobs picked a series of slushy love songs and despite Harry’s recent messy split from country pop star Taylor, her rousing tune Love Story makes the list.

Some classic ballads also feature, including Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight, James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful and At Last by Etta James. The boys chose some fresher hits too such as Adele’s Make You Feel My Love, along with songs by Alicia Keys, Maroon 5 and Aerosmith.

The full list is available on Spotify.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that Harry has developed a bond with a famous British philosopher.

Alain de Botton is clearly having an influence over the 19-year-old singer, with Harry copying a section from Wikipedia about ancient philosopher Socrates onto his Twitter page yesterday.

“Socrates, born in Athens in the 5th century BCE, marks a watershed in Ancient Greek philosophy,” he wrote.

Alain wants celebrities such as Harry to show an interest in philosophy. He hopes that if famous faces freely discuss the subject it will inspire his fans to follow suit.

“He was very interested in finding out about philosophy. He seemed a very intelligent chap,” Alain told British newspaper The Sun. “In an ideal world, Harry Styles would be teaching his ten million Twitter followers a little more about Greek philosophy….

“My plan is to get people such as Harry to go on TV and recommend to everyone they read Proust and Hegel.

“David Beckham could do Aristotle and Plato. The cause of intellectual life in this country would be helped immeasurably.”

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