We’re back with another edition of the SB Mixtape, and this time we’re hitting on a touchy subject. While we are loath to admit any connection between our favorite K-pop groups and One Direction, there are times when the similarities are just too obvious to deny (especially during groups’ Japanese promotions). Yes, One Direction and the Directioner fandom may have their disagreements with the K-pop fandom, but at the end of the day we are all here for the same thing: ridiculously catchy pop songs from cute boy bands.

I Can’t Believe It’s Not One Direction! from seoulbeats on 8tracks Radio.

Which of these One Direction-tastic songs is your favorite? And do we really need to compare, or should we all just accept that a lot of pop music sounds the same by virtue of the genre?