You Gotta Not

Album: Glory Days (2016)
Charted: 61
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  • This sassy anthem finds Little Mix putting the dependent man-babies in their life straight.

    I need a man
    A man who can act like a man
    So hear me now, I don't get paid to babysit no one

    Little Mix previously touched on the subject of immature men on their Get Weird single "Love Me Like You" where Jesy Nelson sung:

    Now I'm dealing with these boys when I really need a man
    about wanting a man who doesn't depend on you to take care of him
  • The song was written by "All About That Bass" hitmaker Meghan Trainer alongside Johan Carlsson (Ariana Grande's "A Little Bit of Your Heart") and Ross Golan (Lady Antebellum's "Compass.") It starts with the girls singing:

    Call your momma "mommy" (You gotta not!)
    Askin' her for money (You gotta not!)
    Never keep your house clean (You gotta not!)
    Wearin' dirty laundry (You gotta not!)

    The track bears a strong resemblance to the single that Trainor wrote for Jennifer Lopez, "Ain't Your Mama."
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