Miss Movin' On

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"Miss Movin' On"
Single by Fifth Harmony
B-side "Me & My Girls"
Released July 16, 2013 (2013-07-16)
Recorded November–December 2012
Genre Electropop
Length 3:13
  • The Suspex
Fifth Harmony singles chronology
"Miss Movin' On"

"Miss Movin' On" is a song recorded by American pop group Fifth Harmony as the first single for their debut EP Better Together, released on October 22, 2013. It is their first single after placing third on the second season of The X Factor and subsequently signing with Simon Cowell's Syco label. It was released digitally on July 16, 2013 through Syco and Epic.[1]


The main producer of Fifth Harmony's debut EP and debut album, Julian Bunetta, stated on Twitter that two singles from the album would be released during June 2013. On June 4, 2013, Fifth Harmony tweeted that there would be an upcoming announcement related to the single and on June 7 the group announced via a Vine video that the debut single is called "Miss Movin' On". Fifth Harmony released a short preview of the song on Twitter.

Critical reception[edit]

"Miss Movin' On" received general acclaim from music critics. Jessica Sager from PopCrush gave the song 4.5 out of 5 stars, praising the group's vocals as having "a hefty dose of soul that many of their Top 40 contemporaries, most of whom are a lot older than they are, lack."[2] Christina Lee, from the Idolator called the song "explosive".[3] Jenna Rubenstein wrote on the MTV Buzzworthy blog that "we effing loving it" and also complimented the single's "shiny, polished pop beat" and lyrics.[4] Examiner.com and Billboard named the single a "pop kiss-off anthem", while Billboard wrote that the "empowering track fulfills the group's promise of "fun pop".[5] Sugarscape compared the track to Demi Lovato's songs.[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

During the single's first chart tracking week, it sold 37,000 digital downloads and had 489,000 streams in the United States, debuting at number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100. On August 15, the song re-entered the chart, at a new peak of 83.[7] The following week, the single moved further up the chart, appearing at number 78. It has since peaked at number 76. "Miss Movin' On" has the distinction of being the first highest charting single from an The X Factor contestant to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 at the time. The song spent on the chart 11 weeks. On the Pop Songs chart, it peaked at number 27, spending 9 weeks on the chart.

The song charted on the Billboard Streaming Songs chart at 45[8] and on the Heatseeking Songs chart at 4.[9]

Music video[edit]

After releasing the lyric video for the single on June 18, 2013, the music video was posted on Fifth Harmony's official YouTube account on July 15, 2013. The video shows the five girls enjoying themselves at an amusement park together, all of them having recently gotten over their break-ups with their boyfriends. The music video was filmed in San Diego, California at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Fifth Harmony became the first alumnae from The X Factor (U.S. TV series) to reach 15 million YouTube views for an original song, when the "Miss Movin' On" video surpassed 15 million views on October 20, 2013.

Live performances[edit]

The group performed the song for the first time on television on July 18, 2013, on The Today Show in New York City. They have also sung acoustic versions of the single during promotional visits to radio stations such as KIIS FM and Radio Disney. The song was on the set list for the group's Summer 2013 mall tour "Harmonize America" and Cher Lloyd's I Wish Tour throughout September 2013, where Fifth Harmony was the opening act. The girl group have also performed the song on Fox & Friends, The Arsenio Hall Show, and Live! with Kelly and Michael.[10][11][12]

On April 26, 2014, Fifth Harmony performed "Miss Movin On" at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.[13]

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

The Video Music Awards (commonly abbreviated as a VMAs) is an awards show presented by MTV to honor the best in the music video medium.

Year Nominated Award Result
2014 "Miss Movin' On" Artist To Watch Won

Track listings[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Miss Movin' On" – 3:13
  • CD single
  1. "Miss Movin' On" – 3:14
  2. "Me & My Girls" – 3:24
  • Other Versions
  1. "Miss Movin' On" (Papercha$er Remix) - 4:07


Chart (2013) Peak
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[14] 27
US Billboard Hot 100[15] 76
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[16] 27
US Digital Songs (Billboard)[17] 46


Country Certifications Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA) Gold 500,000[18]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide July 16, 2013 Digital download


  1. ^ Connecting to the iTunes Store
  2. ^ Fifth Harmony, ‘Miss Movin’ On’ – Song Review
  3. ^ Fifth Harmony’s “Miss Movin’ On”: Hear Their Explosive Debut Single | Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on Idolator.com
  4. ^ New Song: Fifth Harmony, 'Miss Movin' On'
  5. ^ Fifth Harmony Bows 'Miss Movin' On' Lyric Video: Watch | Billboard
  6. ^ The X Factor USA's Fifth Harmony unveil debut single 'Miss Movin' On' - Listen | Sugarscape |
  7. ^ Chart Moves: Finatticz Fly; Danielle Bradbery Bows; Panic! At The Disco Lead Host Of Rock Debuts | Billboard
  8. ^ "Billboard - Artists - Fifth Harmony - Streaming Songs". Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Billboard - Artists - Fifth Harmony - Heatseeking songs". Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Girl power: Fifth Harmony take America | Fox News Video
  11. ^ Fifth Harmony 5H on LIVE with Kelly and Michael TOMORROW! | The Official Fifth Harmony Site
  12. ^ Fifth Harmony Belt Out “Miss Movin’ On” On ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’: Watch | Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on Idolator.com
  13. ^ "Radio Disney Music Awards 2014: Selena Gomez, One Direction, Taylor Swift Among Winners". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Fifth Harmony – Miss Movin' On". Top 40 Singles.
  15. ^ "Fifth Harmony Album & Song Chart History (The Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Fifth Harmony Album & Song Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  17. ^ "Fifth Harmony Album & Song Chart History (Digital Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
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