The boyband - who were formed for pop star search show 'The X Factor' - would love to have the vocal abilities of the talented Coldplay frontman, with Justin Timberlake and Michael Buble also making the list of vocalists they wish they could emulate.
Singer Liam Payne - who makes up the band along with Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson - tweeted: "Just asked the boys if you could sing like any1 in the world who would it be niall:buble harry:Chris martin me:Justin Timberlake zayn: asleep (sic).
"Louis not here atm so I couldn't ask him (sic)."
The group are set to travel to America in February where they will tour with US boyband Big Time Rush and Liam recently revealed he can't wait.
He said: "We go on tour with an American band called Big Time Rush in February. They seem like great lads and we can't wait.
"Mostly we can't wait for hot weather to get a tan. We know America is tough so we want to work hard."
Niall added: "When we went before there were a lot of fans at the airport and at our hotel. They had come from all over the US."