"I Won't Give Up" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Sweet, positive, and beautiful ballad has great message.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 5 reviews

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Positive Messages

An exceptionally positive message about standing by the person you love in good times and bad.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Song is about the willingness to work through tough issues with someone you love.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "I Won't Give Up" is a super-positive song about pledging to work through problems with the person you care about, rather than letting those issues bring about the demise of your relationship. The track offers no profanity or graphic content of any kind, making it an especially good option for both younger and older listeners alike.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byIsabel13 August 24, 2012

I'm not a fan

I don't really like Jason Mraz
Kid, 11 years old August 15, 2012

Nice Song!

beautiful song with amazing lyrics. love this song.

What's the story?

Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz promises to stand by his girl in "I WON'T GIVE UP" -- a sweet song that describes a realistic yet healthy relationship between two people who have their ups and downs but pledge to work through problems in order to keep their relationship strong. The only adult aspect of this song is its emotionally mature approach to romance, with lyrics that describe a positive approach to relationships: "I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily / I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make / Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use the tools and gifts we got / ... We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in / I had to learn what I've got, and what I'm not, and who I am."

Is it any good?

Jason Mraz has clear, lovely vocals that are particularly well-suited for this sweet ballad. Though he would do well to consider breaking out of the ballad box a bit more often, he has clearly cornered the market for achingly beautiful love songs.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about strategies for resolving the inevitable problems that happen in even the strongest relationships. What can you do when you have an issue with someone you care about?

  • Who is Jason Mraz's target audience? Do you think his music appeals to certain age groups, or do his songs speak to multiple generations?


Music details

  • Artist: Jason Mraz
  • Release date: January 2, 2012
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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