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One Direction Streams Are Up 769% On Spotify After Zayn's Departure

It's so hard to say good-bye.

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People are coping with the news of Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction in the best way they know how — by playing tons of 1D songs and reminiscing about what the world was like before everything was broken.

According to Spotify, streams of One Direction songs are up an astounding 769% since news broke yesterday, with a "spike of sadness" kicking off around 5 p.m. EST.

The 1D songs which increased the most in the three hours following the announcement were:

1. "Moments"

2. "Same Mistakes"

3. "Spaces"

4. "I Wish"

5. "Gotta Be You"

Reggie Ugwu is a features writer for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Reggie Ugwu at reggie.ugwu@buzzfeed.com.

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