Victoria's Secret
by Jax

Album: single release only (2022)
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Songfacts®:

  • East Brunswick, New Jersey native Jackie "Jax" Miskanic left the township school system in eighth grade to pursue her musical dreams. She earned her initial break in 2015 when she finished third on the 2015 season of American Idol. After signing to Atlantic in January 2021, Jax released "Like My Father," her debut single with the label. The ballad climbed to #33 on Adult Pop Airplay, the singer's first appearance on a Billboard singles chart. "Victoria's Secret" is Jax' second Atlantic single release.
  • Victoria's Secret is the largest retailer of lingerie in the United States. Roy Raymond founded the chain in 1977 after he was embarrassed purchasing lingerie for his wife, Gaye, at a department store. Within five years, Victoria's Secret had grown to five stores, and Raymond sold the company to business magnate Les Wexner, who developed it into the international powerhouse it is today. Here, Jax pokes fun at Wexner.

    I know Victoria's secret
    And girl you wouldn't believe
    She's an old man who lives in Ohio
    Making money off girls like me


    Wexner lives in New Albany, Ohio.
  • Jax wrote "Victoria's Secret" after a preteen named Chelsea, whom she babysits for, went shopping to buy a bathing suit for her first boy-and-girl swim party. When the singer picked Chelsea up, she was in tears because a girl told her the bathing suit made her look fat and flat. Jax told her charge she'd personally battled body image issues since age 12, and penned this song to make Chelsea feel better.
  • Jax calls out companies like Victoria's Secret for the pressure they put on young girls to adhere to a certain beauty standard. "The intention of the song was never to go up against any specific brand," Jax told Variety. "The whole point was to go up against the whole culture. There are a bunch of young girls my age running marketing over there and hardworking models. This is no knock on the models. Those are powerful, beautiful girls. But at the same time, it's not exactly my job to keep up with the growth of a corporation."
  • Jax wrote the sharp-yet-fun guitar-based track with Mark Nilan and Dan Hilag. Nilan also co-produced the track with Jesse Siebenberg.
  • The biting body-positive anthem entered the Hot 100 after it went viral on TikTok.

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