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WINGS

 

  WISHING ON A STAR; CANNONBALL; DNA (single); DNA (album) - click link

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   WINGS
   writers: Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall, Iain James, TMS
   other  track: Wings (The Alias Radio Edit).

   label: Syco
   released (cd):
26 August 2012.

   RECORDING:
     On 11 January 2012, Little Mix were in a studio in Brighton, Sussex, writing their new single.
(The Mirror. 11 Jan 2012). Richard "Biff"
 Stannard, co-writer of The Spice Girls` Wannabe and 2 Become 1, and writing with Little Mix for their debut album, had founded
 Biffco recording studios at Chain Pier, 16 North Street, Hove, nr Brighton, Sussex, where One Direction had recorded their album.
     On 25 February 2012, Tellymix announced that Little Mix planned to release their new single in May. (Tellymix. 22 Feb 2012).
     On 9 March 2012, Little Mix had their first meeting with Simon Cowell (Daily Mail. 9 Mar 2012). A month later, on 3 April 2012, Jade said
 of their meeting, "Simon said it (their new single) wasn`t going to be good unless it came from us, so we`ve had a lot to say. We were
 so nervous when we played it to him. It felt like meeting The Queen, but by the end we were dancing around. He did tap his foot,
 though" (Tellymix. 3 Apr 2012); and, on 27 April 2012, Simon Cowell tweeted on Twitter, "I have just played the new Little Mix first single,
 it`s brilliant! These girls are really really good!" (Twitter. 27 Apr 2012).
    On 3 May 2012, in reply to being asked when the new single would be released, Leigh-Anne tweeted on Twitter, "end of July!!
 can`t wait" (Twitter. 3 May 2012)
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   On 30 May 2012, Little Mix announced on "live" Twitcam that the new single would be entitled Wings.

   PROMOTION/FIRST PERFORMANCES:
     On 30 May 2012, 30 sec of Wings was aired during Alan Carr`s interview with Little Mix on Channel 4`s Alan Carr Chatty Man.
     On 1 July 2012, a full length version of Wings was heard for the first time:
 

     Little Mix gave the debut performance of Wings, "live" at
     T4 On The Beach in Weston-Super-Mare:.
 

                  Little Mix`s Wings "lyrics" video first appeared on
                   Youtube:


   On 2 July 2012, Little Mix`s Wings received its first radio airplay - on BBC Radio 1.

   On 23 July 2012, Little Mix revealed, in Mixer Monday on Twitter, the original opening lyrics before changes to Wings were:
      
# Daddy told me not to play with fire; He said trust your dreams and they will take you higher
          Keep your head when others lose their mind; And they can`t detain you #

   RELEASE DATE/ CHART POSITIONS:

    UK: released (cd) 26 August 2012
      
Official UK Chart (The Official Chart Company - officialcharts.com):
        9 weeks in chart, including two weeks at #1 -
        week 1 - 02 September 2012 - #1
        week 2 - 09 September 2012 - #1
        week 3 - 16 September 2012 - #4
        week 4 - 23 September 2012 - #4
        week 5 - 30 September 2012 - #7
        week 6 - 07 October 2012      - #14
        week 7 - 14 October 2012      - #17
        week 8 - 21 October 2012      - #21
        week 9 - 28 October 2012      - #26

   Ireland: released (cd) 24 August 2012
        Official Irish Chart (IRMA - irma.ie)
        9 weeks in chart, including one week at #1)
        week 1 - 31 August 2012        - #1
        week 2 - 06 September 2012 - #4
        week 3 - 13 September 2012 - #5
        week 4 - 20 September 2012 - #9
        week 5 - 27 September 2012 - #13
        week 6 - 04 October 2012       - #16
        week 7 - 11 October 2012       - #28
        week 8 - 18 October 2012       - #27
        week 9 - 25 October 2012       - #40
.

   Czech Republic:
        Radio Top 100 Oficiani - Czech Republic (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry - ifpicr.cz)
        3 weeks in chart -
        week 1 - 10 October 2012     - #93
        week 2 - 17 October 2012     - #91
        week 3 - 25 October 2012     - #95

   Slovakia:
       Radio Top
100 Oficiani - Slovakia (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry - ifpicr.cz)
       5 weeks in chart -
       week 1 - 27 September 2012 - #48
       week 2 - 04 October 2012      - #53
       week 3 - 11 October 2012      - #45
       week 4 - 18 October 2012      - #26
       week 5 - 25 October 2012      - #36
.

   Europe:
       European Official Top 100 Chart (T4C - top40-charts.com)

        6 weeks in chart -
        week 1 - 06 September 2012 - #39
        week 2 - 13 September 2012 - #31
        week 3 - 20 September 2012 - #31
        week 4 - 27 September 2012 - #34
        week 5 - 04 October 2012       - #46
        week 6 - 11 October 2012       - #73

   Australia: released (digital download) 05 October 2012
        Australian Top 50 Singles Chart (ARIA charts - araiacharts.com.au)
        2 weeks in chart -
        week 1 - 22 October 2012 - #34
        week 2 - 29 October 2012 - #20

   New Zealand: released (digital download) 05 October 2012
       New Zealand Official Singles Chart (T4C - top40-charts.com)

       3 weeks in charts -
       week 1 - 15 October 2012 - #17
       week 2 - 22 October 2012 - #17
       week 3 - 29 October 2012 - #15
.

   World:
        Airplay World Official Top 100 (T4C- top40-charts.com):

        5 weeks in chart -
         week 1 - 06 September 2012 - #35
         week 2 - 13 September 2012 - #30
         week 3 - 20 September 2012 - #30
         week 4 - 27 September 2012 - #36
         week 5 - 04 October 2012       - #67
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 SALES:
       On 4 September 2012, it was announced that Little Mix`s Wings is the fastest sellling single by a group in the Uk in 2012, having sold
 106,776 copies in the UK in just one week (T4C - top40-chart.com. 4 Sep 2012)

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