"Pretty Girls" may lure boys in "like bees to the honey," but Little Mix have decided to steer clear of the hive.

The four-piece Brit girl group, whose spellbinding "Black Magic" made its way across the internet last week, told The Sun in a recent interview that they recorded an entire album before sitting down with their management and ultimately deciding to scrap the whole project ("...we're perfectionists and knew we could do better," member Jesy Nelson admitted). And among the tracks left for dead on the cutting room floor? None other than Britney Spears' and Iggy Azalea's summer anthem, which they said just wasn't working out with the sound they'd been aiming for.

"We loved the song but it wasn't really for us so we put it out there and, lo and behold, Britney wanted it," group member Jade Thrilwall said.

Still, that didn't dissuade from ladies from tackling the tune during a recent visit to the U.K.'s Capital FM studio, where DJ Max challenged them to perform the track in an installation of #Instaoke, and they happily obliged. Perhaps they should have considered keeping a firm grip on the banger...?

Surprised to hear "Pretty Girls" just didn't do the trick for Little Mix? Listen to Britney and Iggy's finished product below, and share whether you think the ladies missed a big opportunity.