We’ve got a special Valentine’s Day surprise to share with you, courtesy of our February You Oughta Know artist Olly Murs. The 28-year-old Brit performed a few songs exclusively for VH1 recently, and on this great cover of Jason Mraz’s monster smash “I’m Yours,” he adds a bit of a reggae twinge to his pop savvy repertoire.
Mraz’s “I’m Yours” was a staple of his live show for years before he ever released a proper version of the song, but when finally spent some time recording it in the studio during the sessions for We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things, it became one of the biggest smashes of the last decade. The track spent a whopping 76 weeks —that’s 18 months!!!— on the Billboard Hot 100, a record that still stands, and earned Mraz two Grammy nominations in 2009 (including “Song Of The Year”).
Murs, as he is wont to do, adds a bit of cheeky pop flavor to his cover from his recent You Oughta Know Live set, which also included “Troublemaker” and “Heart Skips A Beat.” Play it for yourself, play it for your loved ones, and most importantly, play it for your Valentine(s)!
[Photo: Lauren Weissler/VH1]