Five seconds of summer or 5SOS is a band that became popular after One Direction members Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson reached out to them and invited them on their Take Me Home World Tour. The band stared in Sydney, Australia in the year 2011 where band member Michael Clifford named the band in about five seconds. The boys said they didn’t think they would be around long enough for their name to even matter. The band consist of four boys named, Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, and Ashton Irwin. Media likes to call them a “boy band,” fans disagree with that statement because the boys play their own instruments they don’t just sing while music plays. Fans Ariana and Jaylynn agree that they aren’t a boy band at all!
On the other hand, Fans do agree with social media about the genre of music they boys play/sing. In February of 2014 the band released their song, “she looks so perfect” and it topped the charts in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the U.K. Media describes their music as pop punk/pop rock. Fans Amanda and Carrie would describe their music the same way. They don’t agree on their favorite member of the band. Ariana says Michael, Jaylynn and Carrie Say Luke or Ashton. Amanda says she does not have a favorite! They also have a different favorite song. Amanda says, “she looks so perfect,” while Jaylynn says “Good girl.”
Something most the fandom has in common is that they started to listen to them after they went on tour with One Direction! Very few people know of how they started on YouTube and that’s how they were discovered by the 1D boys! Amanda, Carrie, Ariana all became fans after they went on tour. Jaylynn listened to them for a couple months before they went on the TMH tour. That tour turned everything around for them.
These boys began on YouTube while they were in college making covers of songs. They now preform with one direction. They get so many awards and often preform at award shows. They are topping charts and making memories that will last them a lifetime. 5SOS has came a long way in a short period of time and they are showing people anything is possible. The fandom is thankful they lasted when they thought they wouldn’t.