I watched more Jason Mraz’s Sesame Street with Elmo version of this song titled ‘Outdoors‘ (bottom of this post) than the original. I wish I had a dollar for every-time my kids and I watched that video. I heard the original version before the ‘Elmo adaption’ and I found it melodious and infectious. I have heard little of Mraz’s discography so perhaps someone who reads this post can point me to another song of his they enjoy. I’m Yours was the third song from his third studio album We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. He performed this song a few years before its release, and it became a crowd favourite.
Well you done done me in; you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill but you’re so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
Now I’m trying to get back
Before the cool done run out
I’ll be giving it my bestest
Nothing’s going to stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it’s again my turn to win some or learn some
But I won’t hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I’m yours
I’m Yours spent 76 weeks on the Billboard charts, breaking the record for the longest time spent on the chart and nominated best Male Pop vocal at the Grammys. It is also the tenth best-selling digital song of all time in the US, selling over 6 million downloads, and 12.2 million worldwide. Since being added to YouTube I’m Yours has been viewed over 690 million times. The official video below was filmed in Hawaii (Oahu and Kauai). Jason Mraz’s musical style has a rhythmic feeling using nylon string guitars and has been heavily influenced by Brazilian music.