Rough Water

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"Rough Water"
Travie McCoy Rough Water.jpg
Single by Travie McCoy featuring Jason Mraz
Released September 13, 2013 (2013-09-13)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Pop-rap
Length 3:39
Label Fueled by Ramen
Songwriter(s) Travis McCoy, Jason Mraz, Ammar Malik, Benjamin Levin, Dan Omelio
Producer(s) RoboPop
Travie McCoy singles chronology
"Love Me"
"Rough Water"
"Wrapped Up"

"Love Me"
"Rough Water"
"Wrapped Up"
Jason Mraz singles chronology
"Everybody's Got Somebody but Me"
(2013) Everybody's Got Somebody but Me2013
"Rough Water"
(2013) Rough Water2013
"Love Someone"
(2014) Love Someone2014

"Rough Water" is a song by Travie McCoy featuring Jason Mraz. It was released digitally as a single on September 13, 2013 through Fueled by Ramen.


The song is based on two lovers in a long distance relationship, where McCoy says they're on the same sphere despite 3 months apart, while Mraz sings the lines 'Never let go of me, Hold tight, It's gonna get hard to breathe" in an emotional hook. The song also features many references to the 1998 film Titanic, ie. "loose lips sink ships, that's what someone told me, but this boat can stay afloat as long as you hold me".

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[1]
1."Rough Water" (featuring Jason Mraz)3:39


Chart (2013-14) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[2] 11
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 38
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 82
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[5] 20