Marry Me (Jason Derulo song)

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"Marry Me"
Marry Me - Single Cover.jpg
Single by Jason Derulo
from the album Tattoos and Talk Dirty
Released September 1, 2013[1]
Format
Recorded 2012
Genre
Length 3:45
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Jonas Jeberg
Jason Derulo singles chronology
"Talk Dirty"
(2013) Talk Dirty2013
"Marry Me"
(2013) Marry Me2013
"Trumpets"
(2013) Trumpets2013

"Marry Me" is a song by American recording artist 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 Derulo, 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 song as an ode to his, then girlfriend, singer Jordin Sparks.[2] He also shared his favorite lyric: " '.... 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".[2][3][4][5]

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 appears on the video since Derulo dedicated to her.[6] The music video also premiered on BET's 106 & Park the same day. In the video, Derulo can be seen buying a ring, waking up with Sparks, Derulo playing the pianos while Sparks lays on top. Then, other scenes include the two of them relaxing in a bath tub, watching a movie, eating and fighting with flour. The older version of Derulo and Sparks at the end were played by 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"[7] 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."[8]

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.[9]

Track listing[edit]

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

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013–14) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[10] 8
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[11] 27
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[12] 5
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[13] 37
France (SNEP)[14] 50
Germany (Official German Charts)[15] 57
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[16] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 40
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18] 52
US Billboard Hot 100[19] 26
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[20] 27
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[21] 14
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[22] 21

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[23] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[24] Gold 40,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[25] Platinum 10,000*
United States (RIAA)[26] Platinum 1,000,000^
Streaming
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[27] Gold 900,000^

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

Credits and personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Canada[28] August 26, 2013 Warner Music Group
United States[1]
United States September 10, 2013
France September 23, 2013 Digital download[29] Warner Music Group

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/marry-me-single/id692580887
  2. ^ a b "On Air with Ryan Seacrest - News & More from the Live Radio Show". On Air with Ryan Seacrest. 
  3. ^ "New Music: Jason Derulo – Marry Me - ThisisRnB.com - Hot New R&B Music, Videos, News". www.thisisrnb.com. 
  4. ^ "Jordin Sparks Engaged to Jason Derulo? Singer Plays Coy About a Huge Ring". 
  5. ^ "New Music: Jason Derulo – 'Marry Me'". Rap-Up. 
  6. ^ Video on YouTube
  7. ^ "Jason Derulo, 'Marry Me' - Song Review". PopCrush. 
  8. ^ "Review: Jason Derulo Premieres New Single 'Marry Me'". www.arjanwrites.com. 
  9. ^ "On Air with Ryan Seacrest - News & More from the Live Radio Show". On Air with Ryan Seacrest. 
  10. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Jason Derulo – Marry Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  11. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Jason Derulo – Marry Me" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jason Derulo – Marry Me" (in French). Ultratip.
  13. ^ "Jason Derulo Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Jason Derulo – Marry Me" (in French). Les classement single.
  15. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Jason Derulo – Marry Me". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  16. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Jason Derulo – Marry Me". Top 40 Singles.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Jason Derulo – Marry Me". Swiss Singles Chart.
  18. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  19. ^ "Jason Derulo Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "Jason Derulo Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  21. ^ "Jason Derulo Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  22. ^ "Jason Derulo Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  23. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  24. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Jason Derulo – Marry Me". Music Canada. 
  25. ^ "Norwegian single certifications - Jason Derulo - Marry Me" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  26. ^ "American single certifications – Jason Derulo – Marry Me". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  27. ^ "Certificeringer - Jason Derulo - Marry Me" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved October 9, 2014. 
  28. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/marry-me-single/id692580887
  29. ^ "Marry Me" – via Amazon.