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Even Bono and U2 aren't to the charm of One Direction. Photo: Getty Images

Even Bono and U2 aren't to the charm of One Direction. Photo: Getty Images

Even Bono and U2 aren't to the charm of One Direction. Photo: Getty Images

EVEN Irish rockers U2 aren’t immune to the charm of One Direction, with the legendary band set to work with the boy band’s song writers.

Bono and the boys are set to work with Carl Falk, who has written One Direction’s debut smash ‘What makes you beautiful,’ which won British single of the year at the 2012 Brits.



The Sun quotes Falk as saying “There's a long way to go but we are doing something with U2.”



The Dublin band are currently working on their 13th studio album, the follow up to 2009’s ‘No line on the horizon’. The band expressed disappointment with the sales of their last album, despite the record shifting over five million copies.



They are also working with Swedish producer RedOne, who is best known for his work with Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj. The band are also said to be working with Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am on a song for the new album.



U2 were the highest grossing tour act of 2011, with their ‘360’ tour earning the band €177M. It played to well over two million fans during its run, making the tour the most successful of all time.