Wrapped Up

Album: Never Been Better (2014)
Charted: 3

Songfacts®:

  • The lead single from Never Been Better, this features American rapper Travie McCoy, who had an international smash hit in 2010 with "Billionaire." McCoy is also the lead vocalist of the rap rock band Gym Class Heroes.
  • Murs and McCoy co-wrote the song with the English songwriter Steve Robson and American hitmaker Claude Kelly. Robson and Kelly have co-penned and produced singles on all of Murs' previous albums including his UK chart-toppers "Please Don't Let Me Go", "Dance With Me Tonight" and "Troublemaker."
  • Olly Murs told Billboard magazine the story of the tune. "We were just writing different songs, and I said, 'Why don't we just try this other song today, something a bit disco-y, something a bit old school,' and that's what we came up with," he recalled. "We didn't think it was going to be a single when we were writing it, really. We just kind of went with the vibe. Sort of instantly we felt, 'This is actually a really good song and this could be a hit,' you know? That was kind of the vibe behind it."

    "Disco music is something that I love," Murs added - Earth, Wind & Fire especially, Chic - that era of music is really popular and I love performing it on stage."

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