Have I Underestimated Jason Mraz?

Sure, in 2005 I called Jason Mraz an “annoying pop singer”. At that time he was best known for his debut Top 40 single “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” which he co-wrote with the once ubiquitous songwriting team The Matrix. And despite the fact the song was inspired by some very serious personal experiences, it remained one of the most irritating songs of 2002.

Well nearly four years later, I’m eating my words. Despite the fact that the Mraz song “I’m Yours” was apparently a huge hit in 2008 (and recently nominated for a 2009 Grammy Award for Song of the Year), I’d never heard it until his live performance on tonight’s SNL. Sure, Mraz has always leaned on the reggae-influenced, hippy dippy side, but surprisingly this song is incredibly charming and catchy.

The live version he did on SNL is actually superior than the version from the album:

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