Released on October 1, 2012
US – 14
UK – 3
GERMANY – 3
‘DNA’ was in the top 10 in 3 European countries including the UK. In the US, it peaked at number 14 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 and failed to make it to the US Billboard Hot 100 Charts. It entered the Scottish Singles Chart at number 3 and peaked at number 8 in Ireland. ‘DNA’ didn’t do so well in Australia as other Little Mix songs normally do, although ‘DNA’ was certified Gold for sales of 35,000 copies, it peaked at number 48 on the Australian Singles Chart.
Story of Song
It’s a love song, she’s saying that she loves a guy and it’s natural to do so, the lyrics say (I’m the X to his Y, my heart won’t beat again if I can’t feel him in my veins) It’s in his DNA to love a girl and a girl to love a boy, although in the video “Little Mix” may appear to be abusing men by hunting them down and kidnapping them. Perrie explained to Artist Direct: “‘DNA’ was one of our favorite songs. We thought it would be such a sick name for an album. We believe that what we’re doing now was always in our DNA. We were born for this. We thought it was a nice title.”
Artist’s age on release date
Perrie louise was 19, Jesy Nelson was 21, Leigh-Anne was 22 and Jade was 19 years old.
Amateur artists such as “Signature Youth” covered this song.