Riff: Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida – “Troublemaker”

Feb 4, 2013

Oh oh oh/Troublemaker, yeah, that’s your middle name

from Troublemaker lyrics by Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida

YouTubers have spoken: “Troublemaker” and Maroon 5‘s “Misery” have an uncanny resemblance. The melodies are still less alike than, say, “Viva La Vida” and the songs Coldplay ripped off to write it, but still: both hits follow generic, 21st century pop-funk templates, so they end up running together.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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