You and I Both

"You and I Both" is a song by American musician Jason Mraz, released as the second single from his debut album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come (2002), on June 16, 2003.

"You and I Both"
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Single by Jason Mraz
from the album Waiting for My Rocket to Come
ReleasedJune 16, 2003 (2003-06-16)
Length3:39
Label
Songwriter(s)Jason Mraz
Producer(s)John Alagía
Jason Mraz singles chronology
"The Remedy (I Won't Worry)"
(2003)
"You and I Both"
(2003)
"Curbside Prophet"
(2004)

Music videoEdit

The video begins with Mraz in a bank, waiting in line to deposit the coins in his piggy bank. He sees the teller (Lizzy Caplan of CBS's The Class, Mean Girls, and Cloverfield) and instantly falls in love with her. He tries several times to get her as his teller and fails miserably on all counts, first spilling the coins from his piggy bank, then cutting in line only to have her close her window just as he gets to it. After multiple attempts, Mraz finally manages to reach the teller and passes a note reading, "Give me what I want "

The bank's manager walks over and, thinking the note signals an attempted robbery, pushes the alarm button. Security lights flash and papers begin to fly around the bank, while the customers and staff begin to dance. The police arrive and they too join the dance before escorting Mraz out in handcuffs, slamming him against the hood of the police car. The teller comes running out of the bank and watches him being taken away.

Now sharing a jail cell, a bereft Mraz doodles on the walls and pines away the hours. Ultimately, he returns to the bank to find the teller. He looks in the window and doesn't see her, but turns around to find she has pulled up in a car behind him. He gets in and they drive away together, and the video ends with heart frame around the car as it drives away, the words "The End" flashing across the screen.

Track listingsEdit

US promo CD[1]

  1. "You and I Both" – 3:38

Australian CD single[2]

  1. "You and I Both" (album version)
  2. "Common Pleasure" (live)
  3. "You and I Both" (live)
  4. "Rainbow Connection" (live video)

PersonnelEdit

  • Jason Mraz–lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • John Alagia–Hammond organ, tambourine, shaker
  • Brian Jones–drums
  • Stewart Myers–bass guitar
  • Michael Andrews–electric & slide guitars

ChartsEdit

Chart (2003–2004) Peak
position
Australia Hitseekers (ARIA)[3] 12
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[4] 10
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[5] 1
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[6] 15
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[7] 37

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States June 16, 2003 Triple A radio Elektra [9]
September 22, 3003 Hot adult contemporary radio [10]
November 3, 2003 Contemporary hit radio [11]
Australia February 9, 2004 CD Warner Music Australia [12]

CoversEdit

The song was covered by Dean Saunders, winner of the third season of Popstars Netherlands. The song was released as his debut solo single and reached number four on the Dutch Top 40.[13]

The MSU Accafellas recorded a version song for their 2006 album Accafellas Volume IV.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ You and I Both (US promo CD liner notes). Jason Mraz. Elektra Records. 2004. Prcd 1902.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  2. ^ You and I Both (Australian CD single liner notes). Jason Mraz. Warner Music Australia. 2004. 7559674672.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  3. ^ "The ARIA Report: ARIA Hitseekers – Week Commencing 16th February 2004" (PDF). ARIA. February 16, 2004. p. 17. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 22, 2008. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  4. ^ "Jason Mraz Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  5. ^ "Jason Mraz Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  6. ^ "Jason Mraz Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  7. ^ "Jason Mraz Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  8. ^ "American single certifications – Jason Mraz – You and I Both". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 26, 2022.
  9. ^ "Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1508. June 13, 2003. p. 26. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  10. ^ "Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1522. September 19, 2003. p. 24. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  11. ^ "Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1528. October 31, 2003. p. 20. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  12. ^ "The ARIA Report: New Releases Singles – Week Commencing 9th February 2004" (PDF). ARIA. February 9, 2004. p. 26. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 22, 2008. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  13. ^ "Dean – You and I Both". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved January 11, 2020.