First Hit #1: January 1, 2005
While the Year of Usher has ended, audiences still had a taste for R&B, so it was a great time for Mario to make his entrance. In spite of a video intro that has him boxing, Mario is going for the full blown sensitive type, and here he’s positioning himself as the kinder, gentler option for a lover. It’s the kind of thing that has been done before, and it’s been done since, and Mario’s version of the song is probably about average among that lot. It’s not trying to tread on new ground really, but Mario performs it well and it’s overall quite pleasant. It’s just one of those songs that pops up every once in a while, but nobody is going to regret listening to Mario’s variation on that theme.