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Shout Out to My Ex is a song by Little Mix which serves as the lead single and appears as the first track on their fourth studio album Glory Days.

Background and release

The single artwork was leaked online on October 8, 2016. Little Mix officially announced the single title and artwork on the October 9, 2016 via Twitter and Instagram - also announcing that they will be performing the song live on the X-Factor, releasing the song instantly after. [1] [2] Tabloid paper, The Sun, released a story the following day leaking some of the songs' more suggestive lyrics. At the time they were unconfirmed, however an indirect tweet from the girls confirmed that they were real. On the October 11, 2016 Little Mix released a 15 second snippet of the song and music video via their Twitter account. [3]

Critical Reception

Celebmix writer Annemarie stated: "The music behind Shout Out To My Ex is very much pop-driven. The chorus is powerful, upbeat, and guaranteed to stick in your head for the whole day. The verses boast fresh, snappy, production that compliments the accompanying lyrics quite well." [4]

Chart Performance

The song debuted at #1 on the UK Singles Chart, earning the group their fourth #1 single on the chart. [5] It peaked at #4 on the Australian charts as well as #1 on both the Irish Singles Chart and Scottish Singles Charts and #7 on the New Zealand Single Top 100. It also debuted at #69 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart as well as #30 on the US Digital Songs chart.

Music Video

During the announcement of the song it was confirmed that the video was shot in Spain. Four teasers were released on the group's social media accounts. It was released on October 21, 2016. The music video was directed by Sarah Chatfield. It features the girls hanging out by a trailer before driving around the desert, with purple trees shown in the background. They are also shown hanging around a pool, posing and taking selfies. They later drive past a guy (Jesus Palacio) who is looking for a ride, with the girls waving in his direction but they decide to drive straight past him, leaving him annoyed. Eventually they are posing near old buildings and dancing together in the desert. The video ends with them walking together, hand in hand away from the camera.

Little Mix - Shout Out to My Ex (Official Video)04:09

Little Mix - Shout Out to My Ex (Official Video)

Lyrics

Perrie:
This is a shout out to my ex
Heard he in love with some other chick
Yeah yeah, that hurt me, I'll admit
Forget that boy, I'm over it

I hope she gettin’ better sex
Hope she ain't fakin’ it like I did, babe
Took four long years to call it quits
Forget that boy, I'm over it

Jade:
Guess I should say thank you
For the "hate yous" and the tattoos
Oh baby, I'm cool by the way
Ain't sure I loved you anyway
Go 'head, babe, I'mma live my life, my life, yeah

Little Mix:
Shout out to my ex, you're really quite the man
You made my heart break and that made me who I am
Here's to my ex, hey, look at me now
Well, I, I'm all the way up
I swear you'll never bring me down

Shout out to my ex, you're really quite the man
You made my heart break and that made me who I am
Here's to my ex, hey, look at me now
Well, I, I'm all the way up
I swear you'll never, you'll never bring me down

Jesy:
Oh, I deleted all your pics
Then blocked your number from my phone, mmmm
Yeah yeah, you took all you could get
But you ain't getting this love no more
(Oooh)

‘Cause now I'm living so legit (So legit)
Even though you broke my heart in two, baby (Stupid, stupid)
But I snapped right back, I'm so brand new, baby (I'm so brand new)
Boy, read my lips, I'm over you, over you
Uh,

Leigh-Anne:
Guess I should say thank you
For the "hate yous" and the tattoos
Oh baby, I'm cool by the way, mm
Ain't sure I loved you anyway
Go 'head, babe, I'mma live my life, my life, yeah

Little Mix:
Shout out to my ex, you're really quite the man
You made my heart break and that made me who I am
Here's to my ex, hey, look at me now
Well, I, I'm all the way up
I swear you'll never bring me down (Jade: Never bring me down)

Shout out to my ex, you're really quite the man
(Jesy: You're really quite the man!)
You made my heart break and that made me who I am
Here's to my ex, hey, look at me now
Well, I, I'm all the way up
I swear you'll never, you'll never bring me down

Jade:
You’ll never bring me down
Oooh, yeah

Perrie:
Shout out to my ex, you're really quite the man
You made my heart break and that made me who I am
Here's to my ex, hey, look at me now
Well, I'm all the way up
I swear you'll never, you'll never bring me (Little Mix: down!)
(Perrie: Woo!)

Little Mix:
Shout out to my ex, you're really quite the man
(Leigh-Anne: You're quite the man)
You made my heart break and that made me who I am
Here's to my ex, hey, look at me now
Well, I, I'm all the way up
I swear you'll never bring me down
(Leigh-Anne: You'll never bring me down)

Shout out to my ex, you're really quite the man (Perrie: Man!)
You made my heart break and that made me who I am
Here's to my ex, hey, look at me now
(Jade: Baby just look at me now)
Well, I, I'm all the way up
I swear you'll never, you'll never bring me down (Jade: You'll never bring me down...Ooh)

Jesy:
Yeah-eah-ey,
Oh oh,
Oh na na
He'll never bring me down


Audio

Click here to listen to it on Deezer

References

  1. twitter.com - Tweet 1
  2. twitter.com - Tweet 2
  3. twitter.com - Snippet
  4. celebmix.com - Single review
  5. bbc.com - Chart position in UK



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