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"DNA" is a song by British girl group Little Mix from their 2012 debut studio album of the same name. The song was written by the group members, production team TMS and songwriter Iain James, and was inspired by the band's performance of Katy Perry's song "E.T." on the eighth UK series of the British television talent show The X Factor. "DNA" is a mid-tempo electropop and techno-pop song that has a pronounced beat and is led by spooky synths. The track features a music box introduction, spoken-word middle eight and elements of dubstep. Stemming from the group members' experiences with love, "DNA" is a love song with a theme of obsession.
Syco Music released "DNA" as the album's second single on 9 November 2012; it charted at number three in the UK and at number eight in Ireland, making it Little Mix's third consecutive top-ten hit in both countries. It also reached number 10 in Hungary and number 48 in Australia. The song received generally positive reviews from music critics, who complimented its synth production and choral interlude. The song's music video, which was directed by Sarah Chatfield, depicts the group as female assassins who stalk and kidnap a man, and was inspired by the comic books Sin City and Watchmen. Little Mix promoted "DNA" with televised performances on the ninth UK series of The X Factor, Loose Women and T4. The song was performed as part of four of the group's concert tours, including The Glory Days Tour in 2017.