Miley Cyrus' new song Flowers appears to be a direct response to Bruno Mars' song 10 years later
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Miley Cyrus' new track 'Flowers' has shot to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, but a lot of listeners have noticed that it appears to have some similarities to a track released more than a decade ago.
Back in 2012, Bruno Mars made it to number one himself when he dropped the song 'When I Was Your Man'; a track all about the things he should have done when he was in a relationship, but which he was too 'dumb to realize' at the time.
"I should have bought you flowers / And held your hand / Should have gave you all my hours / When I had the chance," Mars sings in the melancholy track.
Fast forward to this year, and Cyrus is making clear she doesn't need anyone to buy flowers for her - she can do it herself, thank you very much.
The mention of flowers is just one of the reasons fans are likening Cyrus' new track to the one Mars released on his album Unorthodox Jukebox, with many taking to social media to compare the two.
After hearing 'Flowers', one person wrote: "That Miley Cyrus song sounds wayyyy too much like 'When I Was Your Man' by Bruno Mars."
Convinced it couldn't be a coincidence, some music fans have suggested the track is a 'response' to Mars' song.
Another similarity comes later in the chorus, when Mars sings: "Take you to every party 'cause all you wanted to do was dance / Now my baby's dancing / But she's dancing with another man."
Meanwhile, Cyrus' track goes: "I can take myself dancing / And I can hold my own hand."
The links to Mars' song isn't the only connection fans have made since Cyrus dropped the track on 13 January, with many noting that it just so happened to arrive on her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth's birthday.
Assuming the track was a direct message from Cyrus to Hemsworth, some also speculated that Hemsworth once dedicated ‘When I Was Your Man’ to his wife, which is why the pop star appears to have borrowed some of the lyrics in her own track.
The songwriters responsible for bringing us 'When I Was Your Man' haven't been credited on 'Flowers', but that doesn't mean Cyrus wasn't inspired by the track. Simply because she used some of the same words isn't grounds for infringement as they're sung in a different order and melody.
The pop star hasn't spoken out about the similarities between the two tracks, but of course as long as there's potential for gossip, fans will continue to share their theories.
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