Apparently, the key ingredients to a successful pop, dance driven hit include a strong dose of masculinity, a pinch of macho, and a strong urge to resist lovey-dovey “soft topics”. Well…at least it is for Flo Rida.
Recently, Fact Mag got possession of a songwriter request that was leaked from Flo’s team, which suggests some lyrical demands that are, um, quite comical to say the least. Check out the letter below to see if YOU have a shot at writing for Flo Rida.
I’ve attached a Zip file (Idea & Instrumental) for a Flo Rida idea that the whole team love the melody.. Just needs new lyrics.. Lyric brief is below..Would be great if you had any songwriters who could nail it!
Overall key with Flo Rida is to be masculine, macho, and iconic. Meaning we stay away from soft topics (like “your beautiful” or anything with love in it, unless something nonromantic like “I Love This Shit”).
We try to use concepts that have been #1s before but not interpolate (example “Jump” has been a #1 for Van Halen, Pointer Sisters, Kriss Kross, House Of Pain, and others). We love catch phrases, edgy/sexual double entendres, commands, and HUGGGEEEE melodies + lots of energy.
What are your thoughts? Are Flo Rida’s requests questionable or quite genius?