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Take Me Home is the second studio album by British-Irish group One Direction, released on November 09, 2012 by Sony Music Entertainment.

As a follow-up to One Direction's internationally successful debut album, Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home was written in groups and has an average of just under five songwriters per track. Largely recorded and composed in Sweden during 2012, Savan KotechaRami Yacoub and Carl Falk, who composed One Direction's hits, "What Makes You Beautiful" and "One Thing", spent six months in Stockholm developing songs for the album, and were able to shape melodies around the members' tones.

The album's lead single, "Live While We're Young", peaked inside the top ten in almost every country it charted in and recorded the highest one-week opening sales figure for a song by a non-US artist. The singles, "Little Things" and "Kiss You", were less successful.


One Direction announced in early 2012 that they had began working on their second album. In March 2012, Tom Fletcher (McFly frontman) confirmed that he would be writing a song for the album, having previously written "I Want", for the band's debut album Up All Night. In February 2012, One Direction expressed interest in collaborating with Ed Sheeran again, after teaming up with him for "Moments". In June 2012, Ed Sheeran confirmed he had written two songs with the band, "Little Things" and "Over Again".

One Direction began songwriting more extensively for this album, with each band member landing several writing credits on various tracks. Primary recording began in May 2012, in Stockholm, Sweden. The group also partly recorded the album in the United States, while completing the final leg of their Up All Night Tour. In June 2012, Niall spoke to MTV News, stating they intended to spend July and August "getting the album done."

Take Me Home went to #1 in more than 35 countries and sold over 4 million copies, making it the fourth best selling album of 2012.



Live performances

Date Event Song(s) Country
October 7 Radio 1 Teen Choice Awards "Live While We're Young" England
November 8 The X Factor (US) "Live While We're Young United States
"Little Things"
November 13 Today "What Makes You Beautiful"
"Live While We're Young"
"Little Things
November 14 Today "One Thing"
"Kiss You"
November 16 Children In Need "Live While We're Young" England
"Little Things"


Main article: Take Me Home Tour

One Direction's 2013 World Tour was announced on February 21, 2012 after winning their BRIT award.[1] It was originally announced as a UK and Ireland arena tour, but was expanded to a world tour with the announcement of North American dates in the summer, and Australasian dates in the fall. Tickets went on sale on February 25, 2012 and sold out quickly. North American tour dates were announced on April 12, 2012 by Liam when he called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest. Tickets went on sale to the general public on April 21, 2012.[2] Australian tour dates were announced on April 18, 2012, and New Zealand dates were announced the following day.

The Take Me Home Tour was hugely successful. Consisting of more than 100 shows worldwide, ticket sales reached 1,000 within a day of release in the UK and Ireland. The band sold out their six day O2 residency. In Australian and New Zealand, tickets grossed US$15.7 million, with all 190,000 tickets being sold for eighteen shows held in Australia and New Zealand. The tour placed at number 10 on Pollstar's Year-End Top 20 Worldwide Tours list, grossing $114 million from the 129 shows.[3]


Main article: Take Me Home/Editions

Aside from the standard edition, Take Me Home will be released in a variety of special and deluxe editions worldwide.

Commercial Performance

Take Me Home was one of the most successful albums of 2012. It reached #1 in 35 countries and after selling over 4 million copies, became the fourth best selling album of 2012. One Direction became the first group to have both of their albums debut at #1 in North America, a record they would continue to set with their third and fourth albums.

Track listing

Standard Edition
# Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Live While We're Young" Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk, Savan Kotecha Yacoub, Falk 3:20
2. "Kiss You" Shellback, Yacoub, Falk, Kotecha, Kristin Lundin, Kristoffer Fogelmark, Albin Nedler Yacoub, Falk, Shellback 3:03
3. "Little Things" Ed Sheeran, Fiona Bevan Jake Gosling 3:39
4. "C'mon, C'mon" Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott, John Ryan Bunetta 2:45
5. "Last First Kiss" Fogelmark, Nedler, Kotecha, Yacoub, Falk, Payne, Tomlinson, Malik Fogelmark, Nedler, Yacoub, Falk 3:23
6. "Heart Attack" Shellback, Kotecha, Yacoub, Falk, Lundin Yacoub, Falk, Shellback 2:56
7. "Rock Me" Allan Grigg, Sam Hollander, Peter Svensson, Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Walter Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Emily Wright 3:20
8. "Change My Mind" Yacoub, Falk, Kotecha Yacoub, Falk 3:32
9. "I Would" Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter Bunetta, Sam Waters 3:21
10. "Over Again" Sheeran, Robert Conlon, Alexander Gowers Gosling 3:02
11. "Back For You" Fogelmark, Nedler, Kotecha, Yacoub, Falk, Payne, Tomlinson, Styles, Horan Yacoub, Falk, Nedler, Fogelmark 2:58
12. "They Don't Know About Us" Tebey Ottoh, Tommy Lee James, Peter Wallevik, Tommy Gregersen, Tomlinson, Styles Ottoh, Bunetta 3:20
13. "Summer Love" Steve Robson, Wayne Hector, Lindy Robbins, Payne, Tomlinson, Malik, Styles, Horan Robson 3:28

Photoshoot (Behind the scenes)


One Direction - Behind the scenes at the photoshoot - Liam


One Direction - Behind the scenes at the photoshoot - Harry


One Direction - Behind the scenes at the photoshoot - Louis


One Direction - Behind the scenes at the photoshoot - Niall


One Direction - Behind the scenes at the photoshoot - Zayn


One Direction - Behind the scenes at the photoshoot

Chart Performance

Weekly Charts

Charts (2012) Peak


Australian Albums (ARIA) 1
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) 3
Brazilian Albums Chart 2
Canadian Albums Chart 1
Croatian Albums Chart 4
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI) 1
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 1
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts) 1
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) 2
French Albums (SNEP) 3
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 2
Greek Albums Chart 1
Hungarian Albums Chart 2
Irish Albums Chart 1
Italian Albums (FIMI) 1
Japanese Albums Chart 2
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) 1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) 1
Polish Albums Chart 3
Portuguese Albums Chart 1
South African Albums (RISA) 4
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 3
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) 1
Taiwanese Albums Chart 1
UK Albums Chart 1
US Billboard 200 1

Year-End Charts

Chart (2012) Peak


Argentinian Albums (CAPIF) 2
Australian Albums (ARIA) 8
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) 72
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 20
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) 37
Brazilian Albums (ABPD) 17
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 7
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) 17
French Albums (SNEP) 26
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ) 10
Italian Albums (FIMI) 7
Mexican Albums (AMPROFON) 4
New Zealand Albums Chart 9
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 12
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) 9
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 65
UK Albums (OCC) 5
Chart 2013 Peak


Hungarian Albums Chart 79
Mexican Albums (AMPROFON) 4
US Billboard 200 3
UK Albums Chart 22


  1. 1D Unveil 2013 UK& Ireland Tour!. Official website. February 21, 2012.
  2. One Direction Announces 2013 US Summer Tour. April 12, 2012.
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