Debbie Harry Gives Thumbs Up To One Direction's Cover Of Blondie Classic: 'They're A Hot Group'

1D recordeda rendition of One Way or Another earlier this year

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Blondie front woman Debbie Harry has given her approval to One Direction's cover of her hit tune One Way or Another, calling Harry Styles and co "a hot group."

The band covered the 1979 classic, alongside a sample of The Undertones' Teenage Kicks, for a charity single earlier this year in aid of Comic Relief. 67-year-old Debbie Harry has since spoken out on the rendition, and she sounds pleased to hear her classic performed in a new way.

"Well, I was so flattered they wanted to use it - they're a hot group and they're getting lots of attention," she explained to Q magazine. "That's good for Blondie in terms of remaining visible and perhaps gaining a younger audience."

"I saw a live performance of them doing it and it worked for me."

Debbie Harry has given her approval to One Direction's cover of a Blondie classic (WENN)

Whilst 1D may have a fan in Debbie, they ran into a spot of bother with a nightclub recently! The boys may make up one of the biggest boybands in the world, but it seems like there are times when even that doesn't make a difference, with the band allegedly being turned away from a nightclub for being "too scruffy."

According to the Daily Star, the bouncers on the door turned the five piece away from a trendy London hotspot recently because they weren't wearing the correct attire.

The paper reports that one of the lads’ entourage yelled at the doorman, “Don’t you realise who they are? This is One Direction!” But doorman Claud Achaumé apparently replied, “They’re going in one direction, that’s away from here.”

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