Literally everyone. Today’s Top 40 hits like Drake’s “One Dance” or Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s “This Is What You Came For” proved worthy contenders, but when the votes were in, the coveted spot went to Jason Mraz’s 2008 love song “I’m Yours.”
Though everyone thinks the song is beyond an obvious choice, there is some minor confusion on how the hit track off the album “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things” became this summer’s top tune. Well, according to official music popularity databases, “I’m Yours” is a perfect song. Having all of the crucial elements of a pop/indie/but not too indie track (ukulele, whispery lyrics, an a cappella finale). This Jason Mraz jam is ideal for easy listening whether your cruising down the highway or waiting in line at a CVS. Nothing says summer like CVS.
Questions of timing have also come up, since it did come out eight years ago, but like a fine wine, the song has only gotten better with age. Jason’s vocals still sound so fresh that it seems as if each note is wearing a straw fedora to protect it from those harsh summer rays. OH, and that part where he moves from scatting into singing about nibbling ears — that’ll never get old! It’s super romantic, but also a little creepy like the best summer flings.
Sure, the snobs over at Stereogum or Pitchfork might get heated about what’s “cool” this summer, but we can all agree on one thing: “I’m Yours” is and always will be the song of the summer.
Jess Zeidman is a comedy writer and intern at Above Average. When she’s not untangling her headphones, she tweets at jzeidz