No More Sad Songs

Album: Glory Days (2016)
Charted: 15

Songfacts®:

  • The Little Mix quartet are trying to get over their lost loves by spending the night a club. As long as the music is loud, they can forget about their pesky exes and pretend for a few hours that everything is still alright. That is why they plead to the DJ, "I'm begging please don't play no more sad songs."
  • The song was written by:

    American singer-songwriter Emily Warren, who co-wrote the Chainsmokers' hit "Don't Let Me Down."

    Ukrainian born and Australian raised singer-songwriter Tash Phillips, who first gained notoriety in her early teen years as an actress on the Australian children's drama series Castaway. Her other song writing credits include Tori Kelly's Unbreakable Smile track "Expensive."
  • The song was produced by Norwegian duo Electric, who also worked with Little Mix on their "Black Magic" and "Shout Out To My Ex" UK #1 singles.
  • A remix version, featuring newly-recorded vocals from American rapper Machine Gun Kelly, was released as the third single from Glory Days on March 3, 2017. Machine Gun Kelly has previously teamed up with the likes of Camila Cabello ("Bad Things") and Hailee Steinfeld ("At My Best").
  • Emily Warren told Pop Crush the story behind the song:

    "I actually went to the Van Gogh museum when I was in Amsterdam last summer and read about how Van Gogh was painting his most vibrant and cheery paintings when he was in his lowest state of depression and had checked himself into a mental institute. He said that he did this not because it was an expression of how he felt, but rather he was painting something that would comfort him and make him feel better.

    It really got me thinking about how that can apply to songs, and at some point I wrote down in my notes, 'no more sad songs.' I brought it to a session with my homies The Electric and Tash Phillips, and we turned it into a song!"

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