Little Mix - Wings
The Powers That Be behind UK X-factor 2011 were pretty smart this time around, releasing the Little Mix single right at the beginning of the Summer. I think the girls needed it, because despite their winning the series, I'm not sure they're the commercial shoe-in that acts like One Direction and Alexandra Burke have been. Girl groups are a harder sell, especially when they're going a bit retro, as Little mix have done. Wings is not the type of style that I prefer in my pop music. It's heavy on the throwback production... coming out very similar to Christina Aguilera's Ain't No Other Man from a few years ago. Still, it's ridiculously commercial and instantly catchy. And as far as this style goes, it's a pretty good representation. I'll be very interested to see how it does on the charts--I'm imagining quite well at the start, but the real test will be the staying power (or lack thereof).
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