” Secret Love Song ” is by Little Mix, the British girl group formed for the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011.
The song was written by Jez Ashurst, Emma Rohan, Rachel Furner and Jason Desrouleaux with production for the song by Jayson DeZuzio.
” Secret Love Song ” was released by record labels Syco and Columbia on the 3rd of February 2016 and taken as the group’s third single from their third album, Get Weird.
After Little Mix did a cover version of Jason Derulo’s single ” Want to Want Me ” Jason was impressed enough to want to work with the group.
He told Digital Spy ” I saw a cover that they did of ‘ Want to Want Me ‘ and thought it was awesome, I’m in America, so I wasn’t super familiar with them, but once I heard the cover, I went and did some research, and I liked the stuff that they’ve done. ”
The song is a slow power ballad about forbidden and unrequited, Jason sings about his personal experience of an affair he had with a girl who was already in a relationship.
The verse added by Jason added a twist to the song with him singing of the affair, he later said ” I told a true f**king story about this girl that I am really into, but she has a boyfriend, but we still do our thing. ”
Music critics had mixed feelings about the song. Popjustice said the song would’ve been better without Jason Derulo’s added verse. However, they still called the song ” a big ballad “, and it had an ” amazing” chorus. ” They awarded the song seven out of ten.
Writing for the British newspaper, The Sun, Dan Wootton called the song ” brilliant “, and it was the highlight of the whole album.
However not every critic shared the same positive opinions, the Herald Sun’s Cameron Adams described ” Secret Love Song ” as ” uber cheese. ”
Matthew Horton of Virgin Media called the song ” syrupy ” and ” an unrequired duet “, he also felt the song failed to help the album ” catch fire. ”
Although there wasn’t universal critical acclaim, the song was still a commercial success. In the United Kingdom, the single made the UK Singles Chart on the 14th of January 2016 at number sixty-six where it climbed to reach a peak of number six. The song spent three weeks in the Top Ten and a total of sixteen weeks on the UK chart.
” Secret Love Song “has become the group’s eighth Top Ten single in the UK to date; it was certified Gold on the 1st of April 2016 for sales of over 400,000.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 6
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 20, Croatia (Hot Urban Hits Chart) 1, Croatia (Croatian Airplay Radio Chart) 15, Ireland (IRMA) 11, Lebanon (IFPI-Lebanon) 13, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 19, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 62, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 3
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