Our top 10 Jason Mraz Songs Ranked list looks at a singer and songwriter who has been around for nearly two decades since the release of his debut album Waiting For My Rocket To Come in 2002. He released his second album Mr A-Z in 2005 which got to number five on the US Billboard. This was followed by We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things in 2008 which got to number three. He has since released four more albums which have all been successful.
Jason Mraz was born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia. After he left school, his career in show business began when he pursued a career in musical theatre. He learned to play guitar when a friend gave him one that was about to be thrown away. This got him started writing music and his he first entered the music business when he moved to San Diego and became a roadie for Elgin Park. He built up a following whilst playing in clubs in the area and also released a string of ep’s and demos during this time. He was soon offered a record contract and his career grew from there.
One of the most successful artists of the easy listening genre, Jason Mraz has received much acclaim throughout his career including winning two Grammy Awards. His music covers a broad range of styles including folk, jazz, reggae and R & B. Although his music may be considered to be “safe” by fans of more abrasive kinds of music, Jason Mraz is an artist who is very passionate about what he does and definitely predated the kind of thing that the likes of Ed Sheeran have gone on to have worldwide success with. Here are his ten best songs.
# 10 – The World As I See It
Kicking off our Jason Mraz songs list is track that was originally released in iTunes in 2011. The song was the official theme of a campaign called “In Search Of The Incredible” which was launched by the tech companies Intel and ASUS. It would later be featured on Jason’s fourth album Love is A Four Letter Word. It was named after a memoir by Albert Einstein and received a positive critical reception.
# 9 – More Than Friends
This song is taken from Jason Mraz’s album Know released in 2018 that features singer songwriter Meghan Trainor. They both wrote it together along with Jonathan Green and Andrew Wells who also produced the album. It was the fourth single from the album and is a love song about two friends who want to take their relationship further. It got to number thirty-two on the Billboard Adult top forty.
# 8 – The Woman I Love
Next up is the third single to be taken from Love Is A Four Letter Word. Mraz wrote it with David Hodges and it was produced by Joe Chiccerelli. As the title would suggest it is a love ballad that is a mixture of pop and country. Most of the album is about the concept of love. It was received with a mixed reception with some critics calling it “soppy.”
# 7 – The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)
Up next we have Jason Mraz’s debut single taken from his first album Waiting For My Rocket To Come released in 2002. Mraz wrote the song with a production team known as The Matrix about a friend of his who was diagnosed with cancer. It was released in 2003 and was his first top forty hit reaching number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100.
# 6 – Lucky
This is a song that Mraz recorded with singer Colbie Caillat. It was the third single to be taken from We Dance. We Sing. We Steal Things. It charted on the Billboard as well as other charts across the world. A Spanish version of it was recorded by a Spanish singer called Ximena Sarinana along with Mraz for the Spanish edition of the album. The version with Caillat won the Grammy Award for best Vocal Collaboration. Jason also recorded a remix of the song with Lil Wayne. It was also performed on an episode of the television show “Glee.”
# 5 – I Won’t Give Up
This was the first single from Love Is A Four Letter Word. It was written by Mraz and Michael Natter and produced by Joe Chiccarelli. It is a folky number that was written while Mraz was involved in social activism and is about loving someone as well as loving yourself and never giving up on your dreams. Because of this it was praised by critics. It was also commercially successful getting to number eight on the Billboard. It is his second most successful behind “I’m Yours” and charted high in several other places across the world.
# 4 – 93 Million Miles
This is the second single to be taken from Jason Mraz’s fourth album. It was once again produced by Joe Chiccarelli and written by Mraz along with Michael Natter and Mike Daly. The song is one of the adventurous lyrical piece in Jason Mraz’s back catalogue, being about space and time with the title referring to how far the Earth is from the Solar System. It was praised by critics for this.
# 3 – Curbside Prophet
At number three we have another early Jason Mraz song that is taken from his debut album. It was remixed with altered lyrics for the film New York Minute. This version was known as “Curbside Prophet 04.” There was no actual music video filmed but there was a live performance of it at the Eagles Ballroom which featured John Popper from Blues Traveler on blues harp. This recording was used as a video.
# 2 – Have It All
Just off the top spot is the song that was the lead single from Jason Mraz’s second album Know released in 2018. Mraz is stated that writing the song was a therapeutic exercise for him. It is a very positive song that is all about hope, friendship love and the idea that anything is possible if you believe in yourself. A video for it was that made that echoed a similar sentiment.
# 1 – I’m Yours
This song was released in 2008 and was taken from Jason Mraz’s third album We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. It was originally released on a limited edition Ep called Extra Credit that was released in 2005 to promote his second album Mr A-Z. It received two nominations at the 56th annual Grammy Awards and was incredibly successful in the US. It spent seventy-six weeks on the US Billboard, breaking the record for most weeks spent on the chart. It remains Mraz’s biggest hit to date.
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