Iyaz was ‘discovered’ by no-talent R&B joke Sean Kingston, but he quickly proved to be far more talented than his mentor. And he was certainly more palatable than Akon, to whom he was often compared at the time for superficial reasons that had little to do with his actual music, since their style could not have been more different. In fact, of all the prettyboy R&B tenors who showed up to try and fill the void left by Chris Brown’s temporary disgrace, Iyaz was easily the most talented. This is one of the most charming hits of 2009, an extremely well-crafted pop song that is loaded with melody from beginning to end. And if the overall tone is admittedly a little sappy and saccharine, you have to remember how refreshing that must have been in the context of the times. Better a song that errs on the side of dopey romanticism than the kind of thuggish macho posturing that dominated most of R&B at the time.