Jason Mraz’s music has had a special place in my girls and I’s lives for the past 3-4 years. This summer for my birthday I bought us 5 seats one minute after they went on sale for a show this summer, row 16 right in the middle. The first show was rained out after we waited for 2 hours, but we are excited to see the rescheduled show in September.
I just read on line that I’m Yours has set a billboard record. We have had a copy of a demo version of it for so many years, that I hadn’t even noticed that the new version had been on the charts for over a year.
Also entering the record books is Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours,” which spends an extraordinary 70th week on the Hot 100. The track debuted on the May 3, 2008, chart and peaked at No. 6 nearly a year ago, on Sept. 20, 2008. The song has resided within the top 40 of the list in all but the first 12 weeks of its chart life, dropping 23-29 on the latest tally.
For Mraz, his never-say-die single overtakes the weeks-on-chart mark held for nearly 11 years by LeAnn Rimes’ signature hit “How Do I Live.” That ubiquitous track spent 69 weeks on the Hot 100, with its final frame occurring on the Oct. 10, 1998, chart. Multi-format airplay is one of the reasons for “I’m Yours'” longevity. It is the only track to reach No. 1 on each of the following four radio-based charts: Mainstream Top 40/Pop Songs, Adult Contemporary, Adult Top 40, and Triple A. It has also appeared on Latin Pop, Smooth Jazz, and debuts this week at Rhythmic.
On the song’s multi-genre appeal and long shelf life, Mraz states, “I think it’s because it borrows from every one of those formats. Or perhaps the song is genre-less. The first two and a half minutes have so little production you could almost classify it as spoken-word. Yet it’s rhythmic and melodic at the same time.” Also aiding its continued presence on the Hot 100 is the fact that “I’m Yours” ranks as the third-best selling digital song (4.4 million downloads) since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking download sales in 2003.
Only recently did Mraz begin to realize that “I’m Yours” was nearing uncharted chart territory. “I found out about 6 weeks ago that the song was on its way to breaking this record. I was moved….I’m still blown away – humbled by the success of my happy little hippie song.” Billboard Magazine
Below is one of my favorite, not well-known Jason videos… he looks so young in it. Just such a fun rendition. How can you not love the fact he is wearing a vintage PINK Rick springfield T-shirt too.
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