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Exploring the Best John Mayer Songs
A Musical Journey On The Acoustic

best john mayer songs

Welcome to a delightful journey through the melodic world of John Mayer, where we'll dive deep into his most cherished songs. Whether you're a devoted John Mayer fan, a budding enthusiast, or someone looking to discover new musical gems, you've come to the right place. In this article, we'll explore the best John Mayer songs that have left an indelible mark on music history and continue to captivate hearts.

Below you'll also find acoustic demos, free chord sheets, tips and more. If you need or want to purchase the full lesson, it's available for a few bucks or less with a bulk purchase. I'm using John Mayer album cover mages below so you can see the source album for each song.

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What is John Mayer's greatest hit?

That's a question often asked by fans and enthusiasts. While opinions may vary, one of his most iconic tracks is "Your Body Is a Wonderland." Released in 2001 as part of his debut album "Room for Squares," this Grammy-winning song is celebrated for its catchy melody, heartfelt lyrics, and Mayer's signature guitar prowess.

Best John Mayer Songs
Lyrics, Chords, Demos & Tutorials

1. Dear Marie

dear marie by john mayer

Dear Marie s a single from the album Paradise Valley. Mayer admits the song is about a real person he knew before he became famous, but Marie is not her real name. Who really knows right?

Dear Marie is a soul-searching song where Mayer reflects on a past love and wonders if she still thinks of him.  "Dear Marie" is part of the "Paradise Valley" album, released in 2013. The song charted at #30 on the US Rock charts in 2013.

  • Drop D Tuning = No 
  • Capo = No 
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = A, D, E, Gbm
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What is John Mayer best known for?

John Mayer is renowned for his exceptional songwriting, guitar virtuosity, and a captivating blend of blues, pop, and rock. His ability to craft emotionally charged songs with memorable hooks has solidified his place in the music industry.

2. Gravity

gravity by john mayer

Gravity was a single in 2006 from Mayer's "Continuum" album and is a song about feeling weighed down by life's challenges and trying to find a way to rise above.

It peaked at #10 and #18 on two different US charts. John Mayer wrote this number.

 Download the John Mayer Gravity lyrics sheet below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No 
  • Capo = No 
  • Rhythm = down down down down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, Am, D7, Gm, Eb7
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What is John Mayer's most successful album?

"Continuum" is often hailed as John Mayer's most successful album. Released in 2006, it features timeless classics like "Gravity" and "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room." The album's critical acclaim and commercial success made it a pivotal moment in Mayer's career.

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Why is John Mayer so underrated?

Despite his immense talent, John Mayer's unique fusion of genres can sometimes lead to underappreciation in certain circles. However, among fans and fellow musicians, he is highly regarded for his exceptional guitar skills, songwriting, and live performances.

4. Queen Of California

queen of california john mayer

Queen Of California was a single release back in 2012 from the album "Born And Raised". The song reached #40 on the Billboard Top 40 chart but also peaked at #2 on the Adult Alternative chart in the US.

An uplifting song about leaving the past behind and embracing a new beginning. 

A music video was also produced for the song.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 4th fret = original key
  • Rhythm = root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, G/F, C, Am, D
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What are John Mayer's top songs on Billboard?

John Mayer has graced the Billboard charts with numerous hits. Some of his chart-toppers include

  • "No Such Thing," 
  • "Waiting on the World to Change,"
  •  "Say,"

John Mayer is a master of love songs, and here are a few that stand out:

  • "Gravity" - A heartfelt ballad about the force of love.
  • "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" - A poignant track about love's complexities.
  • "Daughters" - A touching reflection on the impact of fatherly love.

5. Something Like Olivia

something like olivia by john mayer

Something Like Olivia can be found on the 2013 album "Born And Raised" and is a heartfelt apology to a woman named Olivia, affirming her beauty and worth.

The song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D
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Let's delve into the top ten John Mayer songs

These songs have resonated with fans and critics alike. These tracks span his illustrious career and showcase his musical brilliance:

  1. "Your Body Is a Wonderland" - A timeless classic known for its romantic charm.
  2. "Gravity" - An emotive masterpiece that showcases Mayer's guitar wizardry.
  3. "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" - A soulful ballad filled with raw emotion.
  4. "No Such Thing" - A catchy anthem that introduced Mayer to the world.
  5. "Waiting on the World to Change" - A socially conscious hit with a powerful message.
  6. "Daughters" - A heartfelt ballad that earned Mayer a Grammy Award.
  7. "Say" - A song with an uplifting spirit featured in the movie "The Bucket List."
  8. "Heartbreak Warfare" - A hauntingly beautiful track from the "Battle Studies" album.
  9. "Who Says" - An introspective song with a folk-rock vibe.
  10. "Stop This Train" - A reflective ballad that tugs at the heartstrings.

6. Who Says is here!

7. Your Body Is A Wonderland

Your Body Is A Wonderland ... info soon.

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While John Mayer has had numerous chart-topping songs, one of his number one hits is "Daughters," which earned him a Grammy Award for Song of the Year. The song's tender lyrics and emotional resonance struck a chord with audiences.

His most popular songs often steal the spotlight, but his overall discography is filled with hidden gems waiting to be heard.

Thanks for stopping by my best John Mayer songs page for the acoustic guitar and I hope you found the info here useful in helping you learning these songs on acoustic. 

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