Ever since the release of Little Mix’s third album Get Weird, ‘Secret Love Song’ (pt I & II) has quite possible made one of the biggest impacts outside of their native U.K. Being that the song is their second most successful single, in terms of sales (after ‘Black Magic’) the duet with DeRulo has gotten certified platinum in Australia and New Zealand. And that’s all without proper live performances in these respective countries. In the U.K., the song is inches away from snatching a covered platinum certification. If the song continues to linger on the charts, it will end up going platinum by the end of the year and if not, definitely sometime in 2017.
In addition, the song has found major success in Asia where it officially peaked at #1 on the Philippines chart, #3 in Malaysia, #4 in Singapore and #7 in Indonesia. It has prompted many to cover the song on YouTube, including a filipino family of four and a boy-girl duet. Check the beautiful covers out below!
On the other side of the spectrum, Secret Love Song pt. II has firmly been embraced by the LGBTQ+ community even inspiring people to create music videos featuring same-sex couples further exemplifying how the lyrics perfectly fit into the theme of “forbidden love” and hardships/struggles LGBTQ+ people are faced with when “coming to terms with their sexuality and public affection.”
Every day is a day to be celebrated and while Little Mix have showcased a relatable song for all us to hear and listen to, it’s the songs message that hits home for many people worldwide. As Jade Thirlwall stated, “it’s up to you how you see it”, and the broad interpretation alone makes it a lyrical and musical masterpiece.
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