10 of Little Mix’s most iconic pop icon clips
It feels like almost no time has passed since we first discovered Little Mix ten years ago, but as they take a look back on their illustrious career, let’s do the same by revisiting their most iconic clips.
The second we say it’s been a decade since Little Mix first formed is the second you start to remember how much they accomplished during that time, right? After all, it was in 2011 that we first got wind of the regal outfit, looking excitedly at them as they first reunited as Rhythmix on The X factor.
However, when they did manage to win the series in December of that year, we knew we were going to have a huge career that would only get bigger over time. Since then, it’s been a whirlwind trip of six studio albums (all of which topped or peaked in the top five of the UK charts), countless singles and numerous music videos.
But as Little Mix prepares to go out Between us, their very first compilation album, we decided to take a look back at some of the visual highlights of the past ten years, thinking about their best and most direct iconic music videos to date.
From recent hits to early hits, they’re all here, so buckle up and take a trip down memory lane with us.
‘Love sweet love)’
Let’s start with Little Mix’s latest effort. Released last month, ‘Love (Sweet Love)’ is the first single from Between us, and shows exactly why Little Mix deserves to be considered royalty.
Golden thrones, headdresses and legitimate devotees, director Samuel Douek explained that the video was created to “celebrate Little Mix as royal queens; unimpressed by a cohort of Knights vying for their attention, ”and frankly, we totally agree. A true “celebration of self-esteem and women’s empowerment,” the music video for “Love (Sweet Love)” looks exactly like what Little Mix has been building for years, so it’s no wonder they recorded almost 8 million flows. in a month and a half.
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Let’s go back to where it all started for a moment, with Little Mix’s first single and first hit, their cover of Damien Rice’s “Cannonball”. A powerful way to assert their presence on the stage, the song was accompanied by images of the band throughout their X factor journey, raising nostalgia, tears and triumph to 11. What better way to start a career than this? If there is, we haven’t seen it yet.
If anything, “Sweet Melody” should be renamed “Bittersweet Melody” because of the tears we get when we relive this one. The third single from Confetti, the music video for “Sweet Melody” marked the end of some sort of era, being the last video starring Jesy Nelson before he left in 2020. The last time we saw the band as a foursome, it seems appropriate say goodbye to Jesy with a song like this, and without a doubt, they made sure the video did justice to her leaving.
The first single from their debut album, DNA, ‘Wings’ was the first real introduction that the general public had to Little Mix. With stunning dancing, stellar outfits and the kind of excitement that comes from a first video, it was a total triumph for the group. While the production is described as “grueling,” it not only helped introduce the iconic future Little Mix to the world, but also helped define the personalities of each member. Let’s be honest, if you’ve been a Little Mix stan for a long time, this is probably the one that turned you into a real diehard.
“Woman like me”
When Little Mix first performed together the The X factor, the world saw them cover “Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj. Seven years later, “Woman Like Me” saw them team up with Minaj for one of their most successful singles to date. It was that kind of looping moment that made the video all the more special, with Leigh-Anne Pinnock describing it as “one of my favorite videos we’ve shot.” With Minaj in tow, it’s nothing more than smooth production and jaw-dropping movement as they stroll around Knebworth House in an attempt to “rank”.
If critics thought Little Mix peaked with “Wings” in 2012, then it’s no surprise that it takes a little bit of “Black Magic” to win them over. The first taster of Become bizare, and their third hit parade, his video has become one of their most popular, and for good reason. Avoiding performance and standard dancing, the video for ‘Black Magic’ saw Little Mix show off their acting skills, paying homage to some of the greatest witch-themed movies and TV shows, including Distraught and The job. The result? One of the prettiest plays we’ve ever seen (and the soundtrack was pretty good too!)
‘Power’ may have been a star on Glory day, but when the Platinum Edition came out, the track was taken to the next level, with Stormzy taking the guest voice for the killer track. With “girl power” the underlying theme, who other than Stormzy would have been appropriate for the guest on the cut, sharing huge voices and even making a cameo in the music video. Seriously, when you combine the look, attitude and message of one of England’s biggest bands with one of England’s best rappers, what do you get? One of the most powerful music videos ever made.
“Shout at my ex”
Their biggest single to date, and one of the greatest songs by a British girl group, “Shout Out To My Ex” is a defining moment for Little Mix, so of course it necessary an extraordinary clip. With some truly iconic shots in it, the video shows Little Mix living up to the song’s message and living their best life in the absence of an ex. Who needs a relationship when you and your friends can be the ones in control of your own destiny? It’s an essential viewing for the broken-hearted, or a great guide on how to plan a hell of a weekend.
If there’s one thing Little Mix masters perfectly it’s their visual aesthetic, and when you’ve got a track like ‘Touch’ in your corner, all that’s left is to give it the visuals it needs. Combining some of their finest choreography to date with some of their best outfits, the music video for ‘Touch’ sees Little Mix in a colorful maze, drawing the attention of a litany of male dancers. If you search for the word “iconic” in the dictionary, it will likely be a YouTube URL to this video.
When “Confetti” landed in April this year, it was the first taste of music people have had since Jesy Nelson left the band. Of course their return had to be significant, and with Saweetie on board, ‘Confetti’ turned out to be a huge success. With appearances of RuPaul’s Drag Race United Kingdom drag queens A’Whora, Tayce and Bimini Bon-Boulash, it’s fun, it’s fiery and it’s as colorful as the titular confetti. If anything, it just makes us miss the days when we could chill out in the club. Rather early…