One Direction are well know for their love of a cover and although we are obviously massive fans of all their own stuff, we really can't resist it when they put their own spin on a track originally sung by someone else. In fact their covers are one of our fave bits of the live shows, so it seems only right to go right back to the beginning and pick out 10 of their best ever.

It's not even just an excuse to spend half an hour watching them thrust their crotches about. Ok it might be, but only partially.

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The tour might have only been going two months, but 1D have already added a shed load of new covers to their repertoire. But that said, some of their very best are the golden oldies from way back in the day when Harry wore drapey scarfs and Liam was yet to discover his Paynis. With that in mind, it seems only right that the first entry in the top 10 goes to a performance that you could say we actually have to thank for the lads being who they are today...

10. Natalie Imbruglia's Torn at  X Factor Judges' Houses

Let's forget all those Harry and Natalie rumours from last year and focus on the fact that this performance nearly didn't happen at all. In fact, 1D might not have got their happy ever after if that evil sea creature had got its way trying to sabotage their performance...

OH GOD LOUIS, don't trifle with our emotions like that.

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9. Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe

Short and sweet but oh so worth it for Louis' excellent shoulder dancing. We bow down to that shimmy.

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8. Ed Sheeran's A Team

Bearing in mind we all know that Ed has seen Harry's willy, we can't help feeling the emotional depth in this cover is really something special.

Particularly if you hold the mental image of a naked Harold in your mind, which we're fairly sure you should be fairly well practised at doing by now.

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7. Kings of Leon's Use Somebody

if the sexual grunting going into the singing isn't enough to sell you this one on its own, just LOOK at the knitwear Louis and Liam are wearing.

Fit boys in scarves is the best thing, possibly ever. Discuss.

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6. Shaggy's It Wasn't Me

Probably the next best thing to catching Niall naked and red-handed on the bathroom floor.

Oh and we definitely wouldn't forget if he gave us his spare key, just FYI.

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5. I've Got a Feeling and Stereo Hearts mash up

This might possibly be cheating but who can resist a mash up involving boys in horizontally striped shirts?

NOT US.

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4. Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart

Let's not forget that One Direction learnt to perform a cover about five minutes after they dropped out of the X Factor womb and this rendition is probably one of our faves. Mainly as there is a large amount of pink eyeshadow and guyliner involved and Niall still manages to look like a cherub.

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3. Brune Mars's Grenade

GAHD this makes us miss Harry's blazers and the bit where Niall cracks up makes our insides hurt with joy.

Beautiful.

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2. Wheatus's Teenage Dirtbag

If ever anything was a classic, this would be One Direction's. Lovely jubbly and that's before we even get to Zayn's adorable face.

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1. One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)

This video and song are basically the best tings ever AND every penny the single made went to charity making it an obvious choice for the number 1 spot.

What do you think - any covers you'd like to add in there?

Comments please!

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