July 22nd, 2018 marks five years since One Direction's infamous music video for their hit single "Best Song Ever" was first released. The music video originally dropped on July 22nd, 2013, and Best Song Ever served as the lead single off the band's third album, Midnight Memories.
The band's longest music video to date, Best Song Ever is a fan favorite for its comedy sketch opening that stars all five members of 1D in different Hollywood roles. Louis Tomlinson features as Jonny, a music exec; the other members feature as a film producer, an assistant, an eager choreographer, and a lovable marketing guy. The video is interspersed with dance breaks, along with clips from One Direction's 2013 movie "This Is Us".
Due to the music video's popularity among fans, it smashed the Vevo record for most views in 24 hours, reaching a staggering 12.3 million views.
The single peaked at number two on both US and UK charts, and the music video won a 2014 Brit Award for Best Video.
Members of One Direction's team have taken to social media to commemorate the past five years. Paul Roberts, 1D's choreographer, posted a fond Instagram photo of the video and captioned it, "I have the best memories of our time together rehearsing for this."
In celebration of the anniversary, One Direction's drummer, Josh Devine, posted a video playing Best Song Ever to a Belgium stadium during 2015's On The Road Again Tour.
The beloved music video has currently amassed over 588 million views, and the video - and the push to break the Vevo record - remains a happy memory of summer 2013 for One Direction fans everywhere.