Listen to One Republic "Good Life" Featuring B.o.B (Remix)
After chart-topping collaborations with Bruno Mars, Hayley Williams and Jessie J, the multi-talented Atlanta MC B.o.B. now spits out a few rhymes to spice up and refresh One Republic's new single "Good Life." Driving force behind OneRepulic continued success is Ryan Tedder, a prolific songwriter who many newcomers and established artists turn to if they're looking for a solid pop hook.
In a recent interview with NPR, Tedder reveals what he thinks makes a catchy pop hook. "Simplicity and memorability," he explains. "It must be a simple melody and one that I think packs an emotional punch. And the other element would be a basic human concept and you need to say it in a way that hasn't been said before."
He adds, "On 'Good Life' the real hook is the post hook. It's what comes after it. We have this really super simple whistle. I hadn't heard a whistle in a song in forever and that's all I kept hearing on the song so I just whistled this melody into the mic and it really is the hook — it's the catchiest part of the song."