Little Mix's Top 20 biggest singles on the Official Chart

In nine years, Little Mix have racked up an array of smash hits. But which one comes out on top?

Since beating the odds to be crowned winners of The X Factor in 2011, Little Mix have tirelessly turned out hit records and now rank among the UK's great girlbands of all time.

Potentially on course for their fifth Number 1 single with Sweet Melody this Friday, Jade, Leigh-Anne and Perrie have amassed 18.9 million chart sales across their 27 Top 40 singles, as well as 3.4 million album chart sales. View Little Mix's full Official Charts history here.

Four of the group's singles have already reached Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart, but are they their four biggest overall? Here's how they stack up. 

Cannonball 

Official Chart Peak: Number 1
Released:
 2011
Combined sales: 548,000

The group's lowest selling Number 1 is their X Factor winner's single - a cover of Damien Rice's Cannonball, which was a Top 40 hit for the folk musician in 2003. Placing 15th in their all-time Top 20, it's a song Little Mix rarely acknowledge these days, but knowing that Simon Cowell probably didn't even considered them show champions when selecting the winner's single makes it slightly more palatable. 


Little Mix with their Official Number 1 Single Award for Wings

Wings

Official Chart peak: Number 1
Released: 2012
Combined sales: 893,000

Little Mix's first single proper was a life-affirming banger encouraging everyone to live their best life. It spent a week at Number 1 and has aged remarkably well, placing eighth on their Top 20 with 40.7 million streams logged to date, despite being released two years before streaming records began. 

Move

Official Chart Peak: Number 3
Released: 2013
Combined sales: 684,000

It may be their lowest charting album lead single (heading up their second record Salute), but Move is one of their most acclaimed, mostly for its killer harmonies and wonky structure. It places 12th on their Top 20 chart. 

Hair

Official Chart Peak: Number 11
Released: 2015
Combined sales: 870,000

Hair is the group's biggest single to miss the Top 10, and in terms of chart sales, outperforms some of their higher charting songs including Salute, DNA and Word Up. Hair was first released as a teaser track ahead of their Get Weird album, before being upgraded to single status in 2016 with a new mix featuring Sean Paul.

Secret Love Song

Official Chart Peak: Number 6
Released: 2015
Combined sales: 1.23 million

Little Mix's biggest ballad ranks at Number 5 in their Top 20, topping one million chart sales. The collaboration with Jason Derulo - who co-wrote the song - was apparently inspired by the group's Radio 1 Live Lounge cover of his single Want To Want Me.

Touch

Official Chart Peak: Number 4
Released: 2016
Combined sales: 1.53 million 

Despite missing the top spot, Touch is one of Little Mix's most successful singles. The MNEK-produced track spent ten weeks in the Top 10, six of which were spent stuck at Number 4. It narrowly misses out on being their most streamed song, with a massive 141 million plays to date. 


Little Mix with their Official Number 1 Single Award for Shout Out To my Ex 

Shout Out To My Ex

Official Chart Peak: Number 1
Released: 2016
Combined sales: 1.83 million

This kiss-off anthem - released a few months after Perrie's split from Zayn Malik - charged straight in at Number 1 and spent three weeks there, shifting 95,000 chart sales in it's opening week. It was also the only chart-topping single that year with a female lead - Girl Power indeed! 

Little Mix's Top 20 biggest singles on the Official Chart 

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK YEAR CHART SALES
1 SHOUT OUT TO MY EX LITTLE MIX 1 2016 1.83M
2 BLACK MAGIC LITTLE MIX 1 2015 1.75M
3 TOUCH LITTLE MIX 4 2016 1.53M
4 POWER LITTLE MIX 6 2016 1.34M
5 SECRET LOVE SONG LITTLE MIX FT JASON DERULO 6 2015 1.23M
6 REGGAETON LENTO (REMIX) CNCO & LITTLE MIX 5 2017 1.14M
7 WOMAN LIKE ME LITTLE MIX FT NICKI MINAJ 2 2018 970,000
8 WINGS LITTLE MIX 1 2012 893,000
9 HAIR LITTLE MIX 11 2015 870,000
10 NO MORE SAD SONGS LITTLE MIX 15 2016 848,000
11 LOVE ME LIKE YOU LITTLE MIX 11 2015 811,000
12 MOVE LITTLE MIX 3 2013 684,000
13 ONLY YOU CHEAT CODES & LITTLE MIX 13 2018 615,000
14 SALUTE LITTLE MIX 6 2013 568,000
15 CANNONBALL LITTLE MIX 1 2011 548,000
16 DNA LITTLE MIX 3 2012 453,000
17 BREAK UP SONG LITTLE MIX 9 2020 446,000
18 OOPS LITTLE MIX FT CHARLIE PUTH 41 2016 405,000
19 THINK ABOUT US LITTLE MIX FT TY DOLLA SIGN 22 2019 375,000
20 LITTLE ME LITTLE MIX 14 2013 314,000

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When it comes to albums, Little Mix have shifted just shy of 3 million (2.98m) across their five records. 2017's Glory Days finishes on top with a mighty 1.16 million chart sales, followed by 2015's Get Weird on 892,000. 

Their debut album DNA is approaching the half million mark with 462,000 combined sales, while their second collection Salute is fourth on 417,000. 2018's LM5 is on 298,000, and finally 2020's Confetti has racked up 125,000 to date.

Listen to Little Mix's Official Top 20 singles on Spotify and Deezer

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01 - Wishing on a Star