Miss Movin' On

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"Miss Movin' On"
Single by Fifth Harmony
from the album Better Together
B-side "Me & My Girls"
Released July 16, 2013 (2013-07-16)
Format
Genre Electropop
Length 3:13
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • The Suspex
Fifth Harmony singles chronology
"Miss Movin' On"
(2013)
"Me & My Girls"
(2013)

"Miss Movin' On" is the debut single by American pop group Fifth Harmony from their debut EP Better Together that was 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]

It is featured in the 2014 film Blended.

Background[edit]

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, resulting in a number of global Twitter trends from Harmonizers (the group's fans). 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". Harmonizers trended on Twitter "#WeWant5HMissMovinOn", following which Fifth Harmony released a short preview of the song. It should be noted that a few months prior to the official announcement, there had already been rumors circulating online that the name of the first single was "Miss Movin' On".

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]

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.) 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.[7][8][9]

On April 26, 2014, Fifth Harmony performed "Miss Movin On" at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.[10]

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.[11] The following week, the single moved further up the chart, appearing at 78. It has since peaked at 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. The song spent on the chart 11 weeks. In the Pop Songs chart, it peaked in the spot 27, spending 9 weeks on the chart. On US iTunes charts, Miss Movin' On peaked at number 1 in music videos and 19 in songs. On June 16, 2014, one year after its release, the song was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales exceeding 500,000.[12]

The song charted on the Billboard Streaming Songs chart at 45[13] and on the Heatseeking Songs chart at 4.[14]

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

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[15] 27
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 76
US Digital Songs (Billboard)[17] 46
US Heatseekers (Billboard)[18] 4
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[14] 26

Certifications[edit]

Country Certifications Sales/Shipments
United States (RIAA) Gold 500,000

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result
Geração Z Awards International Video "Miss Movin´On" Won

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide July 16, 2013 Digital download Epic Records, Syco Music

References[edit]