Jason Mraz's 'I'm Yours' smashes Billboard record, remains totally unkillable

The four-minute ditty that Jason Mraz dubbed “his happy little hippie song” shattered a pretty serious record this week — at 70 weeks, it’s now the longest-running song on the Hot 100 chart in Billboard’s 51-year history. Suck it, LeAnn Rimes! Your 1998 monster ballad “How Do I Live” now takes sloppy seconds.

According to Reuters, it’s also the only track to reach No. 1 on each of the following four radio-based charts: Mainstream Top 40/Pop Songs, Adult Contemporary, Adult Top 40, and Triple A. It has also found its way to charts for Latin Pop(!) and Smooth Jazz, and debuts this week at Rhythmic. (Admits the singer: “Perhaps the song is genre-less. The first two and a half minutes have so little production you could almost classify it as spoken-word.”)

Reader, are you finding Mraz as m-rad as you did nearly one and a half years ago? Do you think it deserves to take the spot from LeAnn and other long-runners like Carrie Underwood (“Before He Cheats,” 64 weeks), Jewel (“Foolish Games/You Were Meant for Me,” 65 weeks), Lifehouse (“You and Me,” 62 weeks) and, Lord help us, Los del Rio (“Macarena,” 60 weeks)?

One more time, lest you have forgotten (or your copy got so hot that it melted), here it is:

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  • Pat

    “I’m Yours” was a great song the first time I heard it and I’m still listening. Been a Jason Mraz fan a long time. Glad he’s getting the recognition.

  • sfday

    I loved the first time I heard it, and even now, after all this time, every time I hear it start I think I’m going to be sick of it, but find myself loving it just as much.

  • Joey Jo Jo

    Jason Mraz is a hack. I’ve never liked anything he did and this song in particular makes me change stations immediately.

    • Riss

      I would like to see you write a song that does as well as one of Jason’s! If you don’t like him, why are you reading this article?

    • Jackie

      Yeah I mean, keep you negative opinions o yourself! Jasn Mraz is amazing and I’m Yours still remains one of my favorite songs.

  • Heather

    After hearing this song for about 4 years now (it’s that old) I’m getting tired of it.

    • Casey

      Yeah I liked the original version of the song that was out about 4 years ago or so. I can’t believe the song’s longevity.

      I prefer his older stuff, especially the material he did before his first studio album.

  • Philly Girl

    Didn’t really care much for his music until this song came out. Liked it the first time I heard it and still love it. I leave it on the radio and turn it up everytime it is on.

  • beb

    The song slides down to #29 this week. I give it four more weeks on the Hot 100 (per chart policy, the song will be removed once it falls below #50).

    • Dark Dot

      But two weeks ago it was in the 30s and the remix has now brought it to urban radio; I’d say 4 weeks is underestimating…

  • Veronica

    Not a huge Mraz fan, but he sure did it with this feel good song. It is like Sara Lee. Nobody doesn’t like it…and if you say you don’t, you are probably just trying to be cool, but are really just a douche.

    • Jane

      Love your logic: if you don’t agree with the majority, then you are a douche. Grow up. That song is grating.

      • Veronica

        Sheesh! I kid, I kid, I make a little joke. The world needs miserable people too to keep it all interesting. Thanks for representing.

      • PJ

        Veronica, love that response! People can’t take a joke in this country anymore…it’s a lost cause…

      • Brian C.

        Veronica – don’t quit your day job to become a comic.

  • Angela

    Love the song and love the album. I still listen to it when it comes on the radio. It’s def. one song that I don’t actually get tired of listening to.

  • Tim

    Further reason to turn OFF your radio.

  • Rick

    I love this song!

  • Korina

    Jason is a rare talent. Listen to some live versions of any of his songs and you’ll be so glad you did!

    • Gary

      Being an old geezer (68), the first time I heard I’m Yours was on Today Show, 8/7/09. Since then I’ve been playing and replaying the clip from MSNBC. Best version I’ve come across.

  • Bobbie

    I liked it the first few times,but then it just simply drove me crazy,every time I turned on the radio,there it was,annoying me like a neighbor that when you meet the first few times you think what a lovely person,and then the more you get to know it the more you realize you are sick of it.And for those who say that they listen to it now and feel like they still love it,be honest,you know that it drives you crazy too,even a little bit.

    • matthew reiter

      Um, no

    • Laura

      Can’t admit it. I love it. Love him! He’s a great singer with wonderful, positive energy.

  • Todd

    He totally deserves it. Rarely does a song make me feel happy the instance I hear it, but this one really does.

  • Jay

    This song is the only one that deserved this amount of time on the charts.
    Those others are… well… I have serious doubts about the publics musical opinions based on those other songs that lasted on the charts.

    Carrie Underwood??? Jesus! what crap!

  • JP

    He wrote it and played the instrumentals. This song became popular because it’s good. Not like that “Before He Cheats” crap that gets shoved down everyones throat.

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