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Live While We're Young
on 12 December 2015
Live While We're Young was released as the lead single from One Direction's second studio album, Take Me Home (2012). The track received mostly positive reviews from critics, who centred on its omnipresence and jubilant nature. The only negative feedback the song got was centered on the lyrics, which were interpreted as a thinly veiled euphemism for sexual intercourse.
A commercial success, the song became a top ten hit in 15 countries, while reaching the top of the charts in New Zealand and Ireland. In the United States, "Live While We're Young" debuted at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking the second-highest bow among all UK acts, outpaced only by Elton John's number one arrival with Candle in the Wind in 1997