Little Me (song)

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"Little Me"
Single by Little Mix
from the album Salute
Released 30 December 2013 (2013-12-30)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre
Length 3:55 (album version)
3:31 (single version)
Label Syco
Writer(s)
Producer(s) TMS
Little Mix singles chronology
  • "Little Me"
  • (2013)
Music video
"Little Me" on YouTube

"Little Me" is a song by British girl group Little Mix. It was released as the second single from their second studio album, Salute (2013). It was co-written by the group with TMS and Iain James, and produced by TMS. The song peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart. It also samples part of Gabriel Faure's Pavane.

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review, calling it "effortless and uplifting" and awarding it four out of five stars.[1] In another four-star review, Renowned for Sound's Melissa Redman complimented the song's "exceptional vocals", "perfect harmonies" and "mature lyrics".[2]

Isaac Mace-Tessler of Pop Scoop gave the song a very positive review, saying "Little Me has a strong message of inspiration and liberation, all about the girls’ present selves telling their younger, little selves not to worry and to “speak up, shout out, be a bit prouder” and believe that they are already “beautiful, wonderful”. The track thus follows and holds its own in the grand tradition of R&B empowerment ballads such as Sugababes’ “Ugly”, Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor” and Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful”. The song’s music video further underlines its heartfelt meaning: shot in earnest B&W, the girls emotively sing in an abandoned warehouse, interspersed with “real” girls and women talking about their hopes, dreams and insecurities".[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Little Me" was first seen at the UK Singles Chart Top 40 at number 39 on 22 December 2013. It then climbed 20 places and peaked at number 19 a week later, and then climbed another 5 places to 14. It also charted at number 3 on Armenia's charts in February and at number 15 in Iceland in March.

Music video[edit]

In an interview with FrontRowLiveEnt.com, regarding the official music video, Jesy Nelson said: "We've never really done a video like this before. This is very heartfelt and meaningful. It's very sincere."[4]

The video premiered on YouTube on 18 December 2013.[5] It features Little Mix in an abandoned warehouse. It also features various actors telling their stories and what they have overcome. The video is also in black and white, making Little Mix's first music video to be released in that format.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital remixes
  1. "Little Me" (Single Mix) – 3:31
  2. "Little Me" (WestFunk & Steve Smart Remix) – 2:54
  3. "Little Me" (DE$iGNATED Radio Remix) – 3:48
  4. "Little Me" (Live The Xtra Factor Performance) – 2:37
  5. "Little Me" (Instrumental) – 3:28

Live performances[edit]

Little Mix performed "Little Me" on The Xtra Factor on 3 November 2013,[6] and on the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball on 8 December 2013.[7] The US got their first live performance of the song on Good Morning America.

Charts[edit]

Charts (2013-14) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[8] 85
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 79
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 56
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 26
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[12] 18
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 14

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Ireland[14] 30 December 2013 Digital download Syco Music
United Kingdom[15]

References[edit]