Wordplay (song)

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Single by Jason Mraz
from the album Mr. A-Z
Released May 29, 2005
Format CD
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop rock, alternative rock
Length 3:06
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Jason Mraz, Kevin Kadish
Producer(s) Kevin Kadish
Jason Mraz singles chronology
"You and I Both"
"Geek in the Pink"

"Wordplay" is a song by Jason Mraz released as the first single from his 2005 album Mr. A-Z. The song was Mraz's second entry on the Billboard Hot 100 at #81 after "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)".

The song was the most successful single from Mr. A-Z.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'm Yours" (Original Demo)[1]
  2. "Wordplay"[1]
  3. "Life Is Wonderful" (Alternate Version)(feat. Gregory Page)[1]

Music video[edit]

Directed by Dean Karr, the video starts with Mraz, his band, and a wizard (who magically plays the guitar) all playing their instruments in a field. He is then seen sitting on fallen tree playing his guitar. While he is playing his guitar an old man can be seen walking by who cannot stand listening to the music he is playing. The old man then begins the process of stoning him. Throughout the video more and more people gather to continue stoning him. The wizard, who is playing the guitar, is actually Mraz himself dressed as the wizard. The video then continues to show all of the previous shots. It ends with him extremely injured from being stoned and then fades to black.


Chart (2005) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 81
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs 16