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:

Here’s the official vid:

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5 replies on “Have I Underestimated Jason Mraz?”

  1. This is why Jason Mraz being on SNL is a dream – tons of people could finally see his talent!


    That’s a crap version of his performance if you want to post that.

    I’ve seen him live 5 times and have been a fan for about 6 years. Let me tell you… he’s a very unique artist and is really coming into his own as a performer. I only wish his new record had gotten more critical recognition as I find it awesome.

  2. Jason Mraz is an angel and a melodic genius. his live show gave me goosebumps. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone sing so beautifully. he is AMAZING.

    I’m glad you’re on your way to be converted.

  3. Sorry panties, but you’re wrong. Jason Mraz is not only an amazing singer but he’s an amazing lyricist. He is by far one of the most unique musicians out there today and he is definitely NOT a pop star.

    P.S. You obviously need to review your english grammar and learn the correct use of your and you’re.

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