Last night, Little Mix performed their brand new single ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ live on The X Factor and I thought they were absolutely brilliant. The song is super catchy and totally relatable. So much so, there are far too many similarities to the break up of Zerrie. Awkward AF for Zayn….
But when I heard the song for the first time I thought you know what? Good for her! A break up is never easy, but to see her coming back fighting and looking sassy is the personification of a big middle finger. What makes this even more awesome is the fact that the girls reached Number 1 on the iTunes charts within 2 hours of their performance. Thus making it the fastest track to do so since Adele released ‘Hello’ – so congrats girls! Oh yeah, and Simon Cowell thought they were amazing too, obvs.
Despite them getting praise for the performance, I was sad to see what some people were saying about it. Not so much commenting on their vocals but the way they looked and how they dressed. Not going to lie, this annoyed me. First of all, I didn’t see the way they were dressed to be any different from the likes of Beyonce and Ariana Grande. Does anyone say that they’re dressed “inappropriately”? No!
Secondly, I’ve seen comments about how the way they were dressed would influence children to dress the same. Are you kidding me? Who buys clothes for kids? The parents, am I right? So if you don’t want your child dressing like that, don’t buy them the God damn clothes.
Thirdly, does it really matter what they wear? Their vocals and performance were on point. Do we really feel the need to body shame? If one of their boobs flung out live on air a la Janet Jackson at the Superbowl, then fine ok loose your shit about it. But seriously, if this is how the girls dress – deal with it. I’d much rather live in a society where we are free to wear whatever the hell we want to and not have to “cover up”.
Anyway, I’m done with talking about that now. Let’s move on to the things that matter – the music. The song is an absolute tune. Don’t get me wrong, there are emotional ballads about exes that are quite poignant. But then there’s tracks like these that are definitely uplifting and make you want to dance around your bedroom and forget your troubles. This got me thinking about some other tracks that are pretty awesome at kicking your ex to the curb. What better way to make you realise you’re far better off without that shit? So let’s add these bad boys to the playlist. Here are some of my favourites.
Middle Finger To The Ex Playlist
Do you have any other songs that could be added? Let me know! Don’t forget to download Little Mix’s new track on iTunes now.
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