UPDATE: Midnight Memories has been confirmed as the new One Direction album title on the official 1D Twitter account at 11 a.m. ET.
— MIDNIGHT MEMORIES (@HarrysCrewUK) September 6, 2013
Is Midnight Memories the title of One Direction's next album or single? Combine one cryptic teaser trailer with British boy band member Niall Horan's message Friday morning for fans to expect a "big announcement" about a new album at 4 p.m. (11 a.m. ET), and 1D fandom has been absolutely beside themselves trying to figure out what the next album title could possibly be.
Guys ! We have an exciting album announcement for ya at 4PM today — Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 6, 2013
It seems, however, they've settled on the fact that the next One Direction album will certainly be titled, Midnight Memories, or at the very least, be the name of one of the singles on One Direction's third album. Of course the first clues came from the short teaser trailer One Direction submitted to its YouTube page on Wednesday which was basically a bunch of scrambled up letter cards, laying on the ground. A few seconds into the teaser, Harry Styles is seen running on to the scene and straightening 3 of the letters into the beginning of a word presumably. The letters chosen were "M," "I" and "D". Fans quickly took the clue, rearranged the rest of the letters and came up with Midnight Memories.
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To many a One Direction fan on Twitter, this title seems to make perfect sense as several have quoted it long with two previous titles of One Direction albums in a verse that goes like this: "I wanna stay up all night, so please take me home and we can make midnight memories." As a result of the connection, the phrases Up All Night, Take Me Home and Midnight Memories have been trending on and off all morning on social networking site, Twitter.
Fans of the One Direction guys have been beside themselves the last month or so as they've seen the release of the boys' documentary film, This Is Us which had a record number of sales in the U.S. Box office Labor Day weekend. Then the fellows released a new video commercial for their exclusive fragrance "Our Moment", which features Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson,Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne acting silly and having a great time. Finally, Friday morning Niall Horan went on a tweeting and following spree in which he announced new album details would arrive this afternoon. All this excitement has been almost more than One Direction fans could bear! Take a look at a few of the excited tweets by fans of the One Direction guys as they await the announcement of One Direction's next album or single, possibly named Midnight Memories.
WAIT HOLD ON WHAT DID I MISS IS THEIR NEW ALBUM NAMED MIDNIGHT MEMORIES OR WHAT? — ♡haanya♡ (@1Directionah) September 6, 2013
AND THEIR THIRD ALBUM IS CALLED ''MIDNIGHT MEMORIES'' pic.twitter.com/TKB5KM69Ub — i exist ♡ (@zeniou_horan) September 6, 2013
"Midnight Memories is dedicated to the fans who stay up past 12AM for the boys" pic.twitter.com/8Dkwxex3oV — One Direction (@OnlyLove1D) September 6, 2013
2011: Up All Night 2012: Take Me Home 2013: Midnight Memories 2014: Woah there that's not my child — ★DIRECTIONERS★ (@The1DFandom_) September 6, 2013
Midnight Memories is dedicated to us, omg can you hear me crying? — Shari (@Zayns_BadBitch) September 6, 2013
Midnight memories? Oh God,I'm gonna crazy. :D — Roxy Royal (@royal_roxy) September 6, 2013
Up All Night Take Me Home Midnight Memories And all makes sense to me — ^.^Diana^.^ (@iulysweet) September 6, 2013
One Direction just confirmed their upcoming album will be titled Midnight Memories. Here are responses from fans:
ONE DIRECTION'S NEW ALBUM IS CALLED 'MIDNIGHT MEMORIES' — Claudia Laura Jesse (@1Dliveupdates) September 6, 2013
— Sam Fazzari (@onedllnhz) September 6, 2013
THIS ALBUM IS GONNA BE AMAZING @onedirection #MidnightMemories — MIDNIGHT MEMORIES (@HarrysCrewUK) September 6, 2013
Excited to hear the new @onedirection album is called 'Midnight Memories!' I know ALL the songs will be AMAZING! Can't wait to hear it :)
— STOP ALL THE HATE ♡ (@ForeverPeazer) September 6, 2013
I'm just literally watching every clip I can find from @onedirection to celebrate the beginning of the weekend :D — ♥ Directioner ♥ (@ImNiallersGrill) September 6, 2013