Just A Little Girl

Album: False Smiles (2002)
Charted: 14


  • Then 15 when this was released, Amy had originally written the song at just 8 years old. Her songwriting partner David Eriksen remixed many of her songs and a bootleg copy of this record saw her gain a record deal with Polydor Records when it was submitted to award-winning manger Simon Fuller, who also launched the careers of the Spice Girls.

    Many of the songs on Amy's first album False Smiles released a year later dealt with life issues and drew on Amy's own experiences such as when she had been bullied in school and also having nearly died at age 12 after being diagnosed with severe Osteomyelitis, and being left unable to walk for nearly 2 years.
  • Amy was often dubbed as the UK's version of Avril Lavigne when this single came out. In fact, Amy had written all but one of the songs on her debut album before Avril Lavigne had even entered a recording studio for the first time.
  • Amy was dropped from her record label in 2004 despite her debut album selling healthily around Europe, although she toured with Razorlight in 2006 and 2007. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Dave - Cardiff, Wales, for all above
  • Directed by Sophie Muller, the music video opens with Amy playing the piano in an old-fashioned living room for party guests shown in silhouette. By the end of the clip, she's trapped inside a glass coffin and tossed aside by an alternative version of herself.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

The Punk Photography of Chris Stein

The Punk Photography of Chris SteinSong Writing

Chris Stein of Blondie shares photos and stories from his book about the New York City punk scene.

Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright IIISongwriter Interviews

"Dead Skunk" became a stinker for Loudon when he felt pressure to make another hit - his latest songs deal with mortality, his son Rufus, and picking up poop.

Francesca Battistelli

Francesca BattistelliSongwriter Interviews

The 2011 Artist of the Year at the Dove Awards isn't your typical gospel diva, and she thinks that's a good thing.

Grammar In Lyrics

Grammar In LyricsMusic Quiz

Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: '80s Edition

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: '80s EditionMusic Quiz

You know the scenes - Tom Cruise in his own pants-off dance off, Molly Ringwald celebrating her birthday - but do you remember what song is playing?

Michael W. Smith

Michael W. SmithSongwriter Interviews

Smith breaks down some of his worship tracks as well as his mainstream hits, including "I Will Be Here For You" and "A Place In This World."