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)
Recorded November–December 2012
Genre Electropop
Length 3:14
  • The Suspex
Fifth Harmony singles chronology
"Miss Movin' On"

"Miss Movin' On" is the debut single by American pop group Fifth Harmony from 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]

"Miss Movin' On" peaked at number 76 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 27 on the US Mainstream Top 40 chart. It also charted in New Zealand, peaking at number 27. The song was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

An accompanying music video for the song, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, was released on the band's YouTube page, featuring the girls enjoying themselves at an amusement park after getting over the break-ups of their boyfriends. They first performed the song live on The Today Show and would make later appearances on Fox & Friends, The Arsenio Hall Show, Live! with Kelly and Michael and the Radio Disney Music Awards.


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".[2] Fifth Harmony released a short preview of the song on Twitter.[3]


Critical reception[edit]

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."[4] Christina Lee, from the Idolator called the song "explosive". Lee also noted the equal distribution in vocals, saying the group "exchanged the vocals in a way that each member is heard, but in subtle and unexpected ways".[5] 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.[6] Examiner 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".[7] Sugarscape compared the track to Demi Lovato's songs.[8]

Bill Lamb of About noted that the group is trying to create a popularity for "girl groups", and praises the song for containing a powerful ballad that influences the chorus.[9] Bradley Stern of MuuMuse gave the song four out of five stars calling the song a "power-pop empowerment anthem". Stern also praised the "huge vocals", "soaring hooks" and the "fists-aloft, fuck-off chorus." [10] Samantha Martin from PopDust praised the group's "distinct voices", as they "blend seamlessly when singing".[11] The Portuguese-website 'Original Tune' praised the song for "undoubtedly" making the "most complete of an artist revealed by X-Factor US". He continues his review by complementing the "production" as the producers "took great care" not to make the song sound "too generic".[12]

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.[13] On August 15, the song re-entered the chart, at a new peak of 83.[14] It has since peaked at number 76.[15] The song spent eleven weeks on the chart.[15] On the Pop Songs chart, it peaked at number 27, spending nine weeks on the chart.[16] The song also charted on the US Billboard Heatseekers Songs at number four, spending five weeks on the chart.[17]

Awards and nominations[edit]

"Miss Movin On" won the award for Artist to Watch at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, earning the group their first award from MTV.[18] The song was also nominated at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards for Choice Break-Up Song, ultimately losing to One Direction's single, Story of My Life.[19]

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.[20] Directed by Hannah Lux Davis, 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.[21] 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 titled Harmonize America and Cher Lloyd's I Wish Tour throughout September 2013, where Fifth Harmony was the opening act.[22] The girl group have also performed the song on Fox & Friends, The Arsenio Hall Show, and Live! with Kelly and Michael.[23][24][25] On April 26, 2014, Fifth Harmony performed "Miss Movin On" at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.[26]

Track listings[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Miss Movin' On" – 3:14
  • 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 and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

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


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[28] Gold 500,000ǂ^
Venezuela (APFV)[29] Platinum 15,000**

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

* Since May 2013, RIAA certifications for digital singles include on-demand audio and/or video song streams in addition to downloads.[30]
**For the certification of digital sales are added every Audio Single Track, online, mobile download, streaming and Ringtones.[29]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide July 16, 2013 Digital download


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