Jason Mraz became a household name in 2008
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I think the material is excellent. I’ve benefited so much. I’ve now begun to improvise with some confidence and have written songs that feel authentic. I can now develop musically in a broad and rich way. Your work has illuminated an exciting path forward.– Roger
In 2002, Mraz signed to Elektra Records and released his first album entitled ‘Waiting For My Rocket To Come’. The debut had the single ‘The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)’ on it which peaked at #15 on the Billboard chart.
Jason Mraz’s next album, ‘Mr. A-Z’ was released in 2005 and Mraz promoted it by touring as a support act to Alanis Morrisette, Tracy Chapman and James Blunt the world over.
Produced by Steve Lillywhite, ‘Mr. A-Z’ peaked at #5 in the Billboard chart. It contained crowd favourites such as ‘Geek In Pink’, ‘Life Is Wonderful’ and ‘Wordplay’.
For the 2008 album ‘We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things’, the single ‘I’m Yours‘ featured (re-recorded). This song made Jason Mraz a household name.
Spy Tunes had a hit with I’m Yours before Jason Mraz!
In hindsight, the rest of the world did agree with Spy Tunes that ‘I’m Yours’ was the song of 2008 but it took almost two years!
We had already recorded this song in 2007 and received over a million plays on YouTube. Based on the original EP version (Extra Credit ’05) Spy Tunes decided if Jason Mraz wasn’t going to release this obvious monster hit, then we would!
In May 2008, Mraz finally came to his senses and released it as the first single off his album ‘We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things’.
At first, the sales were slow but by late 2009 ‘I’m Yours’ was the best selling song since the millennium with over four million downloads. It has spent the longest time in the Billboard charts, ever.