Our Top 10 John Mayer songs list presents a collection of some of the most enjoyable John Mayer songs ever released. John Mayer is one of those rare artists who comes around every decade or two and captivates music fans of all types. His soulful and sharp guitar playing has landed him a spot on stage with the Grateful Dead for many tours. Yet, he has also created a body of work that cuts across many musical genres. He is a fascinating artist who can sing, play, and write music on a level not many others can. It was tough only picking ten songs, but we think we have chosen ten really good ones to have some fun with.
# 10 – New Light
We open up our top 10 John Mayer songs list with the spellbinding cut “New Light.” The song’s driving groove is so uplifting matched against John Mayer’s smooth breathtaking vocals. When he says he just wants to take a look at you, you just get the chills. I mean that in a good way ladies.
# 9 – Gravity
We couldn’t put together a top 10 John Mayer songs list without including his iconic hit “Gravity.” The song was released on the Continuum album. The album was released in 2006. It’s an album that we go to quite often on this John Mayers songs list. The song features an all-star cast of musicians including Pino Palladino on bass who has been touring with the Who for years. Behind the kit is the great Steve Jordan who has recently become the new Rolling Stones drummer after Charlie Watts passed away. The jazz master Larry Goldings played the Hammond B3. To round out this spectacular lineup is the amazing Alicia Keys on backing vocals.
# 8 – Love On The Weekend
John Mayer is one of those special musical artists who has a knack for writing songs that sound so perfect when you’re driving in your car on a rainy summer night. Can you see it? The songs guitar parts at the beginning of the songs echo the sound of jazz legend Pat Metheny. This is just spectacular music. The song “Love On The Weekend,” was released on the album The Search for Everything. The album was released in 2017.
# 7 – Last Train Home
In the number seven spot on our top 10 John Mayer songs list is the killer cut “Last Train Home.” We love the sound of those drums in the first few measures of the song. This smoking tune was released on the album Sob Rock. The album was released in 2021. “Last Train Home,” was released as the fourth single from the LP. The song also featured the fabulous Maren Morris on backing vocals.
# 6 – Half of My Heart
When I first heard this song, I thought it was a Fleetwood Mac song that I had never heard before. Of course, once John Mayer began singing, I knew I was wrong. The song “Half Of My Heart,” was released on the album Battle Studies. The album was released in 2009. The song also featured Taylor Swift on backing vocals. Hmmm…maybe the Fleetwood Mac comparison made a little sense after all.
# 5- Belief
At the halfway spot on our top 10 John Mayer songs list, we turn once again to his magnificent album Continuum. This is one of the songs where there are not a lot of chord changes in the verse. John Mayer drives through the single chord verse building momentum until he arrives at that daunting chorus where the payoff is complete. The guitar solo at the end of the song is to die for.
# 4 – Neon
It was so cool to hear an artist this young playing guitar like he did on this track. There is such a great Dave Matthews meets Grateful Dead vibe on this song. His vocal reminds me a little bit of Rupert Holmes. The song “Neon,” was released on John Mayer’s debut album Room For Squares. This one is so much fun to listen to. Do you hear that little Steely Dan tribute towards the end of the song?
# 3 – Stop This Train
In the number three spot on our Top 10 John Mayer songs list is the stunning track “Stop This Train.” The song’s acoustic opening just stops you in your tracks, It’s so perfectly titled. This is a piece of breathtaking music. It’s dreamy, it’s romantic, it will make you fall in love with John Mayer. The song was released on the album Continuum. The album was released in 2006. Continuum was John Mayer’s third studio album.
# 2 – Waiting On the World to Change
Just off the top spot of our Top 10 John Mayer songs list is the sensational single “Waiting On the World to Change.” The song was released on his 2006 album Continuum. From the song’s opening pop grooves to its soothing chord changes, it’s easy to get lost in this captivating melody. “Waiting On the World to Change,” would become a monster hit for John Mayer. The young singer would earn himself a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the song “Waiting On the World to Change,” in 2006.
# 1 – Your Body is a Wonderland
We close out our top 10 John Mayer songs list with the wonderful song “Your Body Is A Wonderland.” The song was released on the album Room For Squares. The album was released on June 5, 2001. Room For Squares stands as John Mayer’s debut album. His sensational debut quickly created a buzz in the music industry as fans fell in love with his retro sound fueled by a modern-day vibe. “Your Body Is A Wonderland,” was the second single released from the album.
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