Just a Little

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"Just a Little"
Single by Liberty X
from the album Thinking It Over
B-side "Breathe"
"Wanting Me Tonight"
Released 13 May 2002
Format CD single, cassette single
Recorded 2002
Genre Dance-pop, R&B
Length 3.55
Label V2
Songwriter(s) Michelle Escoffery
Producer(s) The BigPockets
Liberty X singles chronology
"Doin' It"
"Just a Little"
"Got to Have Your Love"
"Doin' It"
"Just a Little"
"Got to Have Your Love"

"Just a Little" is a song recorded by English-Irish pop group Liberty X. Written by singer Michelle Escoffery and produced by The BigPockets, it was released on 13 May 2002 as the third single from the group's debut studio album, Thinking It Over (2002).

The group play a gang of professional burglars who steal a diamond from a building in London.

The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart when released,[1] selling over 100,000 copies in its first week. It only stayed at number one for a week, being replaced by Eminem's "Without Me". Despite this the record remained in the chart all summer, and ended up as the seventh best selling single of the year. It also reached number four in Australia and number ten in France. The song has sold 510,000 copies in the UK as stated by the Official UK Charts Company and won the Best British Single at the 2003 BRIT Awards.The song was the 86th best-selling single of the 2000s in the UK.[2]

The song proved to be Liberty X's breakthrough to mainstream and critical success, in the process overtaking rivals Hear'Say in terms of success. To date it is the group's only number one; after the success of Thinking It Over, the band had a gradual fall from success and follow-up singles failed to reach the top.

During Celebrity Big Brother 6, Michelle Heaton, who performed a version of the song wearing a tight PVC catsuit for a Big Brother task, revealed that she did not contribute vocals to "Just a Little" because she "wasn't good enough to cut it".

The song was used in an advert for MoneySuperMarket in July 2015.

Track listings and formats[edit]

  • UK CD1
  1. "Just a Little" (Single Version)
  2. "Breathe"
  3. "Thinking It Over" (Radio 1 Acoustic Session)
  • UK CD2
  1. "Just a Little" (Bump & Flex Electro Shock Club Mix)
  2. "Wanting Me Tonight" (Wookie Full Vocal Mix)
  3. "Just a Little" (Almighty Mix)
  • UK Cassette
  1. "Just a Little" (Single Version)
  2. "Just a Little" (Bump & Flex Radio Edit)
  3. "Thinking It Over" (The Wideboys featuring Fat Jack and Miss Shorty)
  • Australia CD
  1. "Just a Little" (Bump & Flex Electro Shock Club Mix)
  2. "Just a Little" (Almighty Mix)
  3. "Wanting Me Tonight" (Wookie Full Vocal Mix)
  4. "Breathe"
  5. "Thinking It Over" (Radio 1 Acoustic Session)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"If Tomorrow Never Comes" by Ronan Keating
UK Singles Chart number-one single
19 May 2002 – 25 May 2002
Succeeded by
"Without Me" by Eminem

Cover versions[edit]

The song was covered by the Swedish girl group Play on their 2003 album, Replay.


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  2. ^ Radio 1 Chart of the Decade, as presented by Nihal on Tuesday 29 December 2009
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  16. ^ "2002 Australian Singles Chart". RIANZ. Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2009. 
  17. ^ "2002 Year-end Charts" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  18. ^ "2002 Australian certifications". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  19. ^ "2007 French certifications". Snep. Archived from the original on 12 December 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2009. 
  20. ^ "NZ certifications". RIANZ (see: Chart #1324 – Sunday 1 September 2002. Archived from the original on 9 March 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2009. 
  21. ^ "UK certifications, database". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2009. 

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