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"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. The song proved to be Liberty X's breakthrough to mainstream and critical success, in the process overtaking fellow Popstars alumni Hear'Say in terms of success. 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". A music video was also made for the song, featuring the group as a gang of professional burglars who steal a diamond from a building in London.

"Just a Little"
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Single by Liberty X
from the album Thinking It Over
B-side
  • "Breathe"
  • "Wanting Me Tonight"
Released13 May 2002
FormatCD single, cassette single
Recorded2002
Genre
Length3.55
LabelV2
Songwriter(s)Michelle Escoffery
Producer(s)The BigPockets
Liberty X singles chronology
"Doin' It"
(2001)
"Just a Little"
(2002)
"Got to Have Your Love"
(2002)

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 2002 as the seventh best-selling single of the year; it also ended the decade as the 87th best-selling single. As stated by the Official UK Charts Company, the song has sold 510,000 copies in the UK, and it also won the Best British Single award at the 2003 BRIT Awards. The song also experienced major success in New Zealand, where it reached number two and stayed there for six non-consecutive weeks,[2] ending the year as the third best-selling single, behind Avril Lavigne's "Complicated" and Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles".[3] "Just a Little" also charted strongly in Australia and Ireland, reaching numbers four and two, respectively. To date, it is the group's only number one anywhere; after the success of "Just a Little", the band had a gradual fall from success and follow-up singles failed to reach the top.

Swedish girl group Play covered "Just a Little" on their 2003 album, Replay.

In July 2015, the song was used in an advert for MoneySuperMarket.

Track listings and formatsEdit

  • 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)

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[24] Platinum 70,000^
France (SNEP)[25] Gold 250,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[26] Gold 5,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Gold 530,000[27]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 673. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ "LIBERTY X - JUST A LITTLE (SONG)". Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Top Selling Singles of 2002 - The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Recorded Music New Zealand. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Liberty X – Just a Little". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Liberty X – Just a Little" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Liberty X – Just a Little" (in French). Ultratip.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Liberty X – Just a Little" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Liberty X – Just a Little". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Just a Little". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Liberty X – Just a Little". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 33, 2002" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Liberty X – Just a Little" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Charts.nz – Liberty X – Just a Little". Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Liberty X – Just a Little". Swiss Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2002". ARIA. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Urban Singles 2002". ARIA. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  20. ^ "2002 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart". Ultratop. Retrieved 15 October 2009.
  21. ^ "2002 French Singles Chart". Snep. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  22. ^ "JAAROVERZICHTEN - Single 2002" (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  23. ^ "2002 Year-end Charts" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  24. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2002 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  25. ^ "French single certifications – Liberty X – Just a Little" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  26. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Liberty X – Just a Little". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  27. ^ Myers, Justin (24 May 2018). "Official Charts Flashback 2002:Liberty X – Just A Little". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  28. ^ "British single certifications – Liberty X – Just a Little". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 July 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Just a Little in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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