The band were quoted as suggesting that they preferred to keep their better songs for themselves.
Guitarist and songwriter Tom Fletcher clarified on Twitter: "So, the stuff in the press today about us giving One Direction our 's**t' songs is obviously completely false.
"What Danny said was obviously a joke. We would never, NEVER, give anyone 's**t' songs and as I clearly say in the interview 'You obviously always want to do your best work'.
"In fact all 3 songs I've written for 1D are some of my favourites I've EVER written and I genuinely would have kept them for mcfly but I have never, and will never give anyone second rate songs."
He added: "How would that ever be good for me as a song writer? And the most important point of all is…I've never written a s**t song ;)
"Anyway, if you want to hear the song we did for 1D then it's 'I Would' track 9. Hope you like it."
Listen to One Direction's 'I Would' below: