Best John Mayer Songs


The Top Ten

1 Slow Dancing in a Burning Room

It is so beautiful and true, it almost makes me cry.

You can feel the emotion and the pain in his voice, and I think that everyone can feel it in his or her heart.

This song isn't only the best song of John Mayer, it's the best song in my life!

This song reminds me of my old self so I believe that it's the best song from John Mayer; I've never heard a better song from all new artists.

With sincere lyrics and a beautiful melody, this blue oriented master piece is easily the best Mayer song. It conveys love, soul and pain in a melodic heartbreaking, yet romantic, ballad.

The best song

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2 Your Body is a Wonderland

One of the best songs I've heard lately. Great stuff by Mayer

It's so relaxing and yeah, chicks do dig this song. The lyrics are just amazing!

It makes girls feel appreciated.. Aside from the good vibe of the beat of the song.. The lyrics are sincere and not too shaggy...

This song makes me appreciate love more

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3 Gravity

This song is amazing. Not only does John do good, but the whole band too. - Bman23

This is the track that made me fall in love with Mayer. The beginning of it is absolutely gorgeous along with the rest of the song. The guitar solo toward the end is pure talent. Love Mayer.

This is my most favourite song. Out of all the artists I listen to, this one track makes me feel the most. The guitar and the entire intro is absolutely phenomenal and the lyrics, and Mayer's ability to tell a story in so little time is incredible. The very last bit "Keep me where the light is" speaks absolute volumes.

While Slow Dancing is right below Gravity, this song is about rising up above all odds and not letting gravity pull you down and taking control of the problems in your life. And that's something everyone can relate to, but not everyone can relate a deteriorating relationship.

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4 Heartbreak Warfare

I love THIS SONG so much 3 so so so good could listen to it over and over. It's just one of those songs you never get sick of, and can relate to!

I love this song the lyrics are just amazing, and I could listen to it over and over. It's great!

lyrics about people going through heartbreak. Really touching song

My personal favorite by him - CPhoenix442

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5 Half of My Heart

New song...will go up as more and more people hear it. it really should crack the top 5 in a few months

Great song... Hearing it makes me feel happy... Can't stop listening to it...

Just can't get enough... Music is beautiful.. Simply adore
Or in other words... Can't stop loving you

I was a teeanger when I first heard this song.. love it!

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6 Daughters

This song got me hooked. Beautiful lyrics that a lot of you would find very meaningful if you give it a listen. Still to this day, sometimes I tear up when I listen to it!

This song made me give John a second listen. Now, I'm hooked. He has Stevie Ray going on with a great voice and inspired lyrics. Who could not love this and be moved by it?

Beautiful song. Deserves a better rank definitely. ^_^

I'm a guy and I'd like to dedicate this beautiful song to every girl reading this who have had issues with their dad and wish each one of them a better life in future

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7 Waiting on the World to Change

This is a very meaningful song in my view.
Got to be in top list.

This song is without a doubt one the greatest songs, and the lyrics are incredible
It never get's old. A breath taking

The others are great but this is his masterpiece

Timeless. This is the song that ultimately defines John Mayer-- soft guitar rifts, meaningful lyrics, awesome voice

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8 Say

this song is incredible and should be what we all live by. I even taught it to my friends so we all sing it whenever were about to fall asleep.

Say what you need to say!
John has a voice so drowsy and at the same time light and happy that its, its, words can't explain the feeling

Amazing vocals, even more amazing guitar, it's just the perfect song
It's all true, anyone should say what they need to say

Simple and inspirational at the same time

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9 Why Georgia

Best song. Innovative. Great guitar playing. Soothing vocals. Awesome artist! My favourite!

Catchiest hook, one of his most upbeat, great place in his range, infectious drum beat and guitar riff, addictive lyrics, silky melodies. Hands down the best.

Beautiful melody and such a soothing song. Just can't keep this song outta my head. Love it! Let it be in top 5.

My top 5:

Why Georgia

No such thing

Slow dancing in a burning room

Stop this train

Your body is a wonderland

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10 Dreaming with a Broken Heart

Such a great song by John Mayer! Deserves to be in the top 10 at the very least. It is so emotional and raw and breathtaking all at the same time. Hard to resist listening to this song over and over again!

It's Is the Most amazing And heart-touching, I Don't believe that it is on 18 it must be on top 5 the song is Very Real very emotional. You don't even realize that when it started and when it's end! Just brillant

Amazing. Most people can relate to this song in one point in their lives. This Excellent melody can bring tears to your eyes.

Sang this song so, so, so much

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The Contenders

11 Stop This Train

How is this way down here, really :/? This song is amazing, just listen

Great song. I believe one of the best song of john mayer. Very good lyrics and very good tune. Love this song. - Saikat

Just beautiful.. Makes you appreciate and fear time.. Love that part about the numbers game and his old man.

One of his best pieces. Simply a beautiful song anyone can relate to.

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12 Clarity

Easily his best song. Each verse has a slightly different tune, and the music complements his voice perfectly. Huge variety of tunes.

This song is absolutely beautiful. John's voice sounds amazing.

This has got to be his best song! Got a GREAT beat. Really glad I found it as I looked through his songs.

Such an underrated song, this is John Mayer at his finest, this song is just a masterpiece

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13 Vultures

Probably Mayer's most soulful track. Great lyrics which are quite vague but can be seen as being written about Paparazzi who are looking to get something out of Mayer to make headlines when he just wants to make good music - Daniel_Scott1

This needs to be at least at the top 10 Continuum is his best album and this is one of the best it gets stuck in my head and and John's falsetto is amazing

Such an amazing song, has a great vibe and he really shows his range and how it so easy for him tossing both high and low, love the music too!


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14 Edge of Desire

That top ten list is not complete without this song, in fact, it deserves to be right there at the top, any spot less than that is injustice. Period!

How can this song not be number 1?! Listening to it just makes me feel like nothing else. What he says is true love. You just feel how sexy he is.

Its a real heartwarming song.
This is the best song I have come across.
This one deserves a place in the top 5
Top 10 would be undermining the quality of this song.

This song is amazing

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15 Free Fallin'

John Mayer is at least a damn good musician and songwriter. One Direction are just bricks in a puzzle with no other talent than singing, like Bieber and Rihanna

It isn't often that the cover is better than the original.. But John Mayer completely gives Tom Petty a run for his money!

Takes a completely different spin on a great song. Had numerous moments listening to this cover version and just feeling pure bliss - Daniel_Scott1

It's the John Mayer ultimate song, its beautiful

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16 No Such Thing

This song is easily top 3

This is where I fell on love with John Mayer.

Easily top ten

I wanna scream at the top of my lungs because this should be waaay higher

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17 Belief

Bloody people all of you,
Its a shame for this site while kept this great song under 22

Totally its worst voting by you your fans

One of the greatest political songs of the past 10 years.

You kidding me.. This song deserves to be among top 4.. Just awesome guitar playing backed with enchanting voice.

There’s something about the sound of that bassline which comes in at the beginning of this track. It grabs your attention after which, you’re interested to see where the rest of the track goes.

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18 Bigger Than My Body

It's so inspiring to me... It should definitely go up in the list... Maybe even top it... Because it so deserves that

This song deserves a better rank, you guys must listen it!

Inspiring and a surprisingly good upbeat

This song is incredibly well written and I can relate to it so much. John mayer absolutely speaks for me. (Pun intended ;))

19 In Your Atmosphere

This is undoubtedly my absolute favourite song I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. I get chills every time I listen to it and always just have to take a minute to appreciate the depth and emotion it possesses musically and lyrically. I have been able to relate to this song in so many of my life experiences and it has brought me to tears more than any other song I have ever heard. Clearly I believe this song deserves the #1 spot, but John Mayer is such a brilliant songwriter and musician that I am quite in love with so many of his songs and am not upset about 19 songs being ahead of this one in terms of popularity.

Best Mayer song ever! Amazing lyrics and vocals. My favourite from live in LA. My top 5 would be: 1- In Your Atmosphere, 2- Neon (live in la), 3- Gravity, 4- Split Screen Sadness, 5- Stop This Train. So make this higher! Way better than the new country stuff he's into at the moment.

His best song by far. Shouldn't be at 37! Come on people! Amazing guitar and vocals once again. "I'm gonna steer clear, burn up in your atmosphere"


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20 The Heart of Life

Amazing song, the Lyrics are great. Favorite John Mayer Song, highly inspirational

Such beautiful lyrics. This song has a really great meaning behind it, definitely my favorite Mayer song.

This song takes me to the stars...

Guitar part is soothingly beautiful as are the lyrics with their timeless message

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21 I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)

Definitely should be up there with the best of Mayer, in my opinion top 5. One of my favorite songs of all time.

I cannot stop listening to this. It's been like 3 weeks and I've listened to it almost every day. One of those things that won't and can't get old.

Can not believe it is not in top 50. Not mentioning that it is a top 20 material for sure!

Beautiful lyrics and tone, definitely deserves more recognition.

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22 Walt Grace's Submarine Test, January 1967

Top 5 material.. Can't be a better way to tell a story in a song.. Great vocals as always by john... Glad that your parents met, JOHN!

Sounds a bit like Lovebug by The Jonas Brothers in the beginning, but of course no one can compare to John! Great song. Makes me happy.

Amazing song, my number one, so grateful for this song, this story


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23 Who Says

This song is really a nice one... The soft melodious guitar chords with a low heavy voice.. Composed of soft pitches... Evenly distributed.. It's a perfect song.

Very nyc song... Deserves to be higher

Such a beautiful tempo and melody throughtout the entire song not to mention the peaceful voice of John Mayer and it's just so relaxing you get lost in the words of the song as if you are being hypnotized

The sweetest, mellow, calm song

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24 St. Patrick's Day

WHAT? This should be on the 10 list! This is probably one of the saddest song ever been, oh man what is wrong with you.

Just check out the lyrics and try not to cry

25 Dear Marie

Unbelievable! This one deserves much more higher place than least should be up there in top 5.

A song that takes our love for John Mayer to the next level.

Absolutely love dear marie, beautifully reminiscent

Its pretty crazy, but as one of my favourite all time artists, id say this is my favourite song by him, possibly slow dancing, but this song is so beautiful and underrated, would highly recommend listening to it, and to be honest, just this whole album :-)

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26 My Stupid Mouth

The best song of John Mayer. It just reflects all of the cause of each arguments out there. Well, no all but some of them. The lyrics are great too. And so is his guitar.

27 In the Blood

Straight up best song ever

Touched my soul. Need to go find more of his music.

This one is one of the best John Mayer tracks. This albumn requires more than just a one listen. The best John Mayer album is Continuum but believe me after that The Search For Everything is so deep. And this one is the best song. but is underrated - Aayush1602


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28 XO

Wow! The original version is good, but this is amazing! This is the kind of song you would want to listen on repeat for at least 100 times and still would want to hear it again. Just simply out of this world! And have to applaud the lyrics too! Portrays a beautiful story regarding the fact that we don't know how much time we have and asking the person you love to keep loving you till the end and cherish every moment! Just too good!

New song and it will pick up position by time. Sure to come in top 10.

It's so perfect cover from john mayer. love it so much

John Mayer just killed it here... it's better that the original version by Beyonce... the lyrics.. John'voice just everything👌👌

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29 Neon

Really good song,... Amazing music, I think the acoustic version of this song is excellent... And I love the guitar riff of this song...

It's top 3 no doubt. EASILY beats wonderland and half of my heart...

This should be in Top 10... I'm surprised they it's this low..

One of his best songs, the live version from Where The Light Is is just something else, one of my favourites no doubt

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30 Shadow Days

I love this song, one of the best motivational songs

I just love the music & when I feel good I listen to this song

Full of positive vibes

His finest song.

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31 New Light

It's new but the tunes are so soothing and mesmerizing. This song brings me joy.

great one!

Love it!

32 Queen of California

What a wonderful song, simple and sophisticated at the same time, a Song truly for the Queen of California

33 Love Is a Verb

So relaxing and chilled - EdC-R

34 Assassin

This song is far more amazing than most of the songs listed above. I leave it up to you gups hear it and this song will surely climb up the list.

This is probably the first John Mayer song that I have really listened to. Great vibe for a relaxing setting

Most great song here

Should have been in the top 10..
Guys,seriously listen to this!

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35 War of My Life

Got me through a rough part in my life. I think it should be way higher.

Love this song check it out if you haven't

36 Paper Doll

This one is good.
Its new so dosen't have much popularity but eventually it will rise up the list.
Give it a listen people.

This song got me into john mayer's music!

Fantastic guitar work. Gentle, sensitive playing from the whole band. Beautiful song!

I don't like him much, but this song is his best in my opinion. - Ananya

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37 Badge and Gun

Absolutely Brilliant song, John's brilliance doesn't cease to amaze me and he truly displays he's musical and songwriting talents alongside his diversity in this wonderfully put together master piece!

Wonderful, this album will find its recognition sometime

38 3x5

John himself even proclaims this is his best written song and you can see why when you listen to it!

This is by far his best song ever!

I can't believe I had to add this one to the list. Y'all are going to be kicking yourselves for having gone so long without hearing this one!

39 Who You Love

This deserves to be at least in top 10. Such a marvelous song, with aesthetic country aura and his chemistry with Katy Perry, the video was picture perfect

This one is great

Great collab with Katy Perry

40 A Face to Call Home

One of his most underrated songs ever. The song itself feels like home.

Wish I found someone who sings this song as good as John one day

A Song I would sing for my wife the day I get married

41 83

Along with "3x5", this song has more spins on my iTunes than "No Such Thing" and is probably the best song on Room For Squares.

42 In Repair

My senior year I was asked to a dance by a girl I liked since 9th grade. The week of the dance I got a sinus infection and couldn't sleep because it was painful to. I listen to Continuum that night and this song came on. I ended up fighting the sickness and going to the dance. I owe my first kiss to God and John Mayer.

Awesome song... Should b in top 10 4sure

Love this song! All time favorite! Describes me when I'm alone n try to reconcile my situations!

43 Wildfire

How the hell is this song so low? Its an amazing song.

Love the nice groove of this song, its definitely in my Top 10

I love it!

Such a Fun Song!

44 Not Myself

So sad to see this master piece at this position. It's the first every song by John Mayer that just hooked me like crazy. I got badly addicted and would play it on loop for hours and hours.

I love this song. Actually, Room for Squares, the entire album is a collection of fantastic tunes that you can listen to for an entire day. It's a must listen to album by John. I relax to the album always.

Yet another great song by john mayer..has a great solo..lyrics are awesome..give it a people

45 I'm Gonna Find Another You

Beautiful song and it definitely deserves at least top 20

Amazing guitar playing. should be in top 15

46 You're Gonna Live Forever in Me

Touching and beautifully simple


So honest - EdC-R


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47 Covered In Rain

Recently seen a list of Billboard 10 Underappreciated Songs. This song should be #1. The extended solo is the most epic I have ever heard him play. Mayer is playing this song on some dates of 2017 tour. From what I understand he hasn't played this in 6-8 years.


Brilliant vocals, great guitar solo, beautiful lyrics and a terrific song overall

Heard it for the first time today. Blown away! I thought I had already listened to all of Mayer's best songs and then Covered in Rain happened

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48 Split Screen Sadness

I don't know how this isn't in the top ten. Also In Your Atmosphere should be higher. I love this song. It talks about two people who break up and see other people but on the inside they're actually miserable. Its spilt screen saddness because its hard for both of them. "Two wrongs make it all alright tonight"-this is saying that the two people are spending the night with the wrong people. They actually miss each other but don't know it yet. Vote for this song!

Even though #43 on this chart, this song holds a #2 spot in my heart (behind only "In Your Atmosphere"). In my opinion, this is the John Mayer song with the most lyrical depth. Just an absolutely beautiful and brilliantly-written song.

Hands down one of Mayer's best songs

The bridge in this song is great. - Bman23

49 Back to You

This is insanity, this is like John's Best song

Back to you
It always comes around
Back to you
I tried to forget you
I tried to stay away
But it's too late - oliver_ray

Back to me,
It always comes around,
Back to me,
Doesn't it scare you? Your will's not as strong as it used to be

50 Good Love is on the Way

Such a catchy beat, definitely deserves the best hierarchy..

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