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Debbie Harry flattered by "hot" One Direction cover

Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry was "flattered" by One Direction's decision to cover one of her hit songs.  

The chart-topping boyband - comprising Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne - topped the UK charts back in February with a new version of the classic 1979 track 'One Way Or Another'.

The song - which was recorded to benefit this year's Comic Relief - also sampled some The Undertones' 'Teenage Kicks'.

Harry loved the group's version, explaining in an interview with Q magazine: "Well, I was so flattered they wanted to use it - they're a hot group and they're getting lots of attention. 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."

Harry has previously gushed about the band's efforts.

Earlier this year she said: " "I was pleased by One Direction's version - I thought they did a good job. Making a mash-up of our song by putting it together with The Undertones' track was entirely appropriate."

She added: "One Direction's take had a similar spirit to our early cover versions. They seem good kids."





Watch the video for the song here: