Just A Little Girl

Album: False Smiles (2002)
Charted: 14

Songfacts®:

  • 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. >>
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    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.

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