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Listen: One Direction journeys to the '80s in new song 'Steal My Girl'

Listen: One Direction journeys to the '80s in new song 'Steal My Girl'
Listen to One Direction's new single, "Steal My Girl." (By Mikael Wood)

One Direction is going dad rock. Again.

After more or less borrowing the intro of the Who's "Baba O'Riley" for last year's "Best Song Ever," the British boy band cribs from Journey in its brand-new single, "Steal My Girl," which starts out almost exactly like the older group's hit 1983 power ballad "Faithfully." (Listen to the song above.)

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"Steal My Girl," which appeared early Monday on YouTube, is the lead single from One Direction's upcoming album, "Four," due out Nov. 17.

But it's not the only sign that the band turned to the early '80s for inspiration this time around.

In "Fireproof," which One Direction released early this month, the group's members harmonize coolly over a rolling soft-rock groove that strongly recalls Fleetwood Mac's 1982 hit "Gypsy."

Stay tuned, hopefully, for one where they rip "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by Yes.

Twitter: @mikaelwood

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