Marry Me (Jason Derulo song)

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"Marry Me"
Single by Jason Derulo
from the album Tattoos and Talk Dirty
Released September 1, 2013[1]
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2012
Genre R&B, synthpop
Length 3:45
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Jason Desrouleaux, Jonas Jeberg, “Hookman” Marlin Bonds, Andy Marvel
Producer(s) Jonas Jeberg
Jason Derulo singles chronology
"Talk Dirty"
(2013)
"Marry Me"
(2013)
"Trumpets"
(2013)

"Marry Me" is a song by American singer-songwriter Jason Derulo, released as the second single in the US and Canadian markets (third overall) from his third studio album, Tattoos (2013) (US version titled Talk Dirty). The song was written by Jason Desrouleaux, Jonas Jeberg, "Hookman" Marlin Bonds, Andy Marvel while the songs production was handled by Jonas Jeberg.

Background and release[edit]

During an interview with On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Derulo revealed that he wrote the love song a year ago and, it’s an ode to his girlfriend, singer Jordin Sparks.[2] He also shares his favorite lyric consists of: "One of my favorite lyrics is the ’105 is the number that comes to my head when I think of all the years I want to be with you. It’s one of those things you want to wake up next to that person forever so 105 is the number that I thought of".[3][4][5][6]

Music video[edit]

The music video to "Marry Me" was released on Derulo's YouTube account on September 23, 2013. The video also features Jordin Sparks who appeared on the video because of how Derulo had dedicated to her.[7] The music video also premiered on BET's 106 & Park the same day. In the video, Derulo can be seen buying a ring and also waking up with Sparks and also they can be seen by the piano while Sparks lays on top and Derulo singing to her. Then, other scenes include the two of them relaxing in a bath tub, watching a movie film, eating and fighting with flour. The two people that played the older version of Derulo and Sparks were Derulo's grandparents.

Critical reception[edit]

Karen Lanza of Popcruch said Derulo "has simultaneously granted the world its next top wedding tune and given girlfriend Jordin Sparks good reason to go shopping for a fancy white gown" and called it an "upbeat love song"[8] Arjanwrites.com praised Jason vocals and writing skill in the song stating "Marry Me" neatly shows off Derulo's vocal chops and poignant songwriting savvy. It's a heartfelt, hook laden and soaring melodic ballad with a proper stomp that drives home the key message of the song."[9]

Release and artwork[edit]

The artwork for the single features the diamond ring seen in Derulo's CGI neck tattoo on the album cover of Tattoos. The song made its world premiere of the new song on On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Monday August 26, 2013 and was made available for digital download through digital retailers on the day.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[11]
  1. "Marry Me" – 3:45

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart (2013–14) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 8
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[13] 27
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[14] 5
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[15] 37
France (SNEP)[16] 50
Germany (Media Control Charts)[17] 57
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[18] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 40
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[20] 52
US Billboard Hot 100[21] 26
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[22] 27
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[23] 14
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[24] 21

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[25] Platinum 70,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Credits and personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Canada[26] August 26, 2013 Warner Music Group
United States[27]
United States September 10, 2013 Warner Music Group, Beluga Heights
France September 23, 2013 Digital download[28] Warner Music Group

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/marry-me-single/id692580887
  2. ^ http://ryanseacrest.com/2013/08/23/jason-derulo-talks-upcoming-single-marry-me
  3. ^ http://ryanseacrest.com/2013/08/23/jason-derulo-talks-upcoming-single-marry-me
  4. ^ http://www.thisisrnb.com/2013/08/new-music-jason-derulo-marry-me/
  5. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5672598/jordin-sparks-engaged-to-jason-derulo-singer-plays-coy-about-a-huge-ring
  6. ^ http://www.rap-up.com/2013/08/26/new-music-jason-derulo-marry-me/
  7. ^ Video on YouTube
  8. ^ http://popcrush.com/jason-derulo-marry-me-song-review/
  9. ^ http://www.arjanwrites.com/arjanwrites/2013/08/jason-derulo-marry-me-review.html
  10. ^ http://ryanseacrest.com/2013/08/26/listen-to-jason-derulos-new-song-marry-me-here
  11. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/marry-me-single/id692580887
  12. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Jason Derulo – Marry Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  13. ^ "Jason Derulo – Marry Me – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jason Derulo – Marry Me" (in French). Ultratip.
  15. ^ "Jason Derulo Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Jason Derulo.
  16. ^ "Lescharts.com – Jason Derulo – Marry Me" (in French). Les classement single.
  17. ^ "Jason Derulo – Marry Me". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment.
  18. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Jason Derulo – Marry Me". Top 40 Singles.
  19. ^ "Jason Derulo – Marry Me – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  20. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  21. ^ "Jason Derulo Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Jason Derulo.
  22. ^ "Jason Derulo Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Jason Derulo.
  23. ^ "Jason Derulo Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Jason Derulo.
  24. ^ "Jason Derulo Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Jason Derulo.
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  26. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/marry-me-single/id692580887
  27. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/marry-me-single/id692580887
  28. ^ http://www.amazon.fr/Marry-Me/dp/B00F2HZ09C/