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Olly Murs explained the story behind the song in an interview: “It’s written from experience. I’m sure lots of men have had girls in their life who’ve been trouble. You wouldn’t normally fancy them, but there’s something that fixates you, a look in their eyes that entices you in. She’s not marriage material, but you can’t help wanting to be around her.” Collaborating with Flo Rida on this song wasn’t as hard as Olly Murs expected it to be. He told MTV News: “I was expecting it to be a lot harder than it was. We just literally sent him the track, his people the track and they heard it and really liked it. And Flo Rida was like ‘I really want to do it.’ So he was up for doing it.”

Release date

Released October 12, 2012.


Olly Murs – Steve Robson – Claude Kelly – Tramar Dillard


Epic – Syco

Chart Rankings

In the UK, ‘Troublemaker’ topped the UK Singles Charts and became Olly Murs and Flo Rida’s 4th number 1 single. It also became the 29th biggest selling single of 2012. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Platinum. In the US, the song reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales over 1 million copies.

The single reached the top 10 charts in several countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Slovakia, and Switzerland. It topped the charts in Hungary and Scotland. In Australia, the song was certified Triple Platinum; in Canada and Sweden it was certified Double Platinum. In Denmark and New Zealand, it was certified Platinum, and it was also certified Gold in Austria, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Switzerland.

Artist’s age on release date

Olly Murs was 28 years and Flo Rida was 33 years old when they released this song.

Cover Versions

Hannah Trigwell & David Choi – Max Schneider & Jordan Pruitt – Megan & Liz – LUNAFLY – Tom Law – Sweet California (acoustic) – Matt Lonsdale – other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.

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