For the first single off third UK album (and first in the US) Right Place, Right Time, Olly Murs enlisted Flo Rida for a few cookie cutter rhymes. And, yes, the Florida MC has quite the hit-making track record — but Olly needn’t have bothered, as the song is a total disco-pop winner, and would stand on its own without the “Whistle” rapper.
Songwriters Claude Kelly and Steve Robson co-wrote the tune with Murs. To be honest, it sounds a tad like Maroon 5‘s 2007 chart topper “Makes Me Wonder” meets Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe” — if such a mash-up had been done by, say, Backstreet Boys instead. At any rate, Olly’s previous single “Heart Skips A Beat” has been flirting with becoming a US crossover hit, but “Troublemaker” could truly be the song to finally make him a viable star here. Watch the lyric vid above.