Waiting for My Rocket to Come

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Waiting for My Rocket to Come
Jason Mraz - Waiting for My Rocket to Come.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 15, 2002
GenrePop rock
ProducerJohn Alagía
Jason Mraz chronology
The E Minor EP in F
Waiting for My Rocket to Come
Tonight, Not Again: Jason Mraz Live at the Eagles Ballroom
Singles from Waiting For My Rocket To Come
  1. "The Remedy"
    Released: March 11, 2003
  2. "Curbside Prophet"
    Released: 2004
  3. "You and I Both"
    Released: March 2, 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(2-star Honorable Mention)(2-star Honorable Mention)[2]
The Guardian2/5 stars[3]
Resident Advisor3.0/5[4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[5]
Slant2.5/5 stars[6]

Waiting for My Rocket to Come is the debut studio album by the American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, released on October 15, 2002, by Elektra Records. It was his only studio release on that label before he moved to Atlantic Records. By December 2003, the album had sold 500,000 copies, prompting Entertainment Weekly to dub Mraz "The winner of 2003’s sensitive singer-songwriter sweepstakes".[7] The album's commercial success occurred partly because of its successful Top 40 single "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)", as well as Mraz's energetic live performances and extensive self-promotion.[8]

Mraz said the title was an optimistic title, reflecting the process of playing music while simultaneously preparing for success while waiting for success to arrive.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Jason Mraz, except where noted.

1."You and I Both"3:39
2."I'll Do Anything" (Mraz, Billy "Bushwalla" Galewood)3:11
3."The Remedy (I Won't Worry)" (Mraz, Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards, Scott Spock)4:16
4."Who Needs Shelter" (Mraz, Chris Keup, Eric Schermerhorn)3:12
5."Curbside Prophet" (Mraz, Billy "Bushwalla" Galewood, Christina Ruffalo)3:34
6."Sleep All Day"4:56
7."Too Much Food"3:41
8."Absolutely Zero"5:39
9."On Love, In Sadness" (Mraz, Jenny Keene)3:28
10."No Stopping Us"3:18
11."The Boy's Gone"4:15
12."Tonight, Not Again" (Mraz, Keene)4:49
Japanese edition bonus track
13."Tonight, Not Again" (Live version)Mraz, Keene 


Additional personnel


AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2002 Heatseekers 2
2004 The Billboard 200 55

SinglesBillboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2003 "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)" Adult Top 40 4
2003 "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)" The Billboard Hot 100 15
2003 "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)" Top 40 Mainstream 7
2003 "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)" Top 40 Tracks 7
2004 "Curbside Prophet" Adult Top 40 23
2004 "You and I Both" Adult Top 40 15
2004 "You and I Both" Top 40 Mainstream 37
2004 "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)" Top 40 Adult Recurrents 1


  1. ^ Waiting for My Rocket to Come at AllMusic
  2. ^ "CG: jason mraz". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
  3. ^ Simpson, Dave (2003-06-06). "CD: Jason Mraz: Waiting for My Rocket to Come". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  4. ^ Stepanek (2003-04-29). "Review: Jason Mraz - Waiting For My Rocket To Come". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2018-01-06.
  5. ^ Moayeri, Lily (2002-10-15). "Jason Mraz: Waiting For My Rocket To Come". Rolling Stone.
  6. ^ Schrodt, Paul (2003-08-22). "Jason Mraz Waiting for My Rocket to Come". Slant.
  7. ^ "Jason Mraz ranks among 2003's top breakouts". Entertainment Weekly. 2003-12-05. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  8. ^ Brunner, Rob (2003-07-18). "Meet the rocker who broke through with his debut CD". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  9. ^ Lewis, Scott (November 26, 2002). "Interview: Get Ready to be Mraz-merised". University of Missouri Student News.

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