“You & I” is a song recorded by English-Irish boy band One Direction, taken from their third studio album Midnight Memories (2013). It was written by Julian Bunetta, John Ryan, and Jamie Scott, with production being handled by Julian Bunetta and John Ryan. “You & I” was released as the album’s fourth and final single, first impacting US contemporary hit radio on 15 April 2014 by Columbia Records and later being released in Europe on 23 May 2014.
The song is a soft rock ballad. It received generally favourable reviews from music critics, who named it a “cinematic”, “elegant” and more “grown-up” ballad. Commercially, the song managed to reach the top forty in most countries, while it reached the top twenty in the UK and top ten in Ireland.