Best John Mayer Songs

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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 lyrics of this song are just so poetic and the brilliant chord progression just adds to its beauty. This was the first John Mayer song I heard and I fell in love with it instantly!

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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...

Alright yeah let us be honest, this song is just fun and so easy to love. It is catchy and light, and for some odd reason I was against liking at first, probably because it's meaning made me stand-offish when I was younger, but now I cannot get enough of it!

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3 Gravity

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.

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.

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4 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

Reasons for making this number 1 instead of 2

1)John Mayer's Voice is Magical. He just have to make a girl listen to him and she is him's.

2)Lyrics are Awesome.. We just like beats and tunes but words have greater significance.
I like it how he expresses that he may not love the girl forever etc.

3) There's Taylor Swift in here. Figure her out if you haven't.

So Now Please make it number 1 by Voting and Vote my comment too.
- Navkrishna

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5 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

Awesome start to the music I mean a twisty music that's what I prefer and lyrics very good too The best John Mayer song

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6 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

This is my all time favorite song. The music and the lyrics just talk for themselves. Maybe in 10 or 15 years, when I'll hear this song again I'll think of the amazing times I spent when I was 14-15-16 years old, when Say by John Mayer was my favorite song..

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7 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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8 Dreaming with a Broken Heart

Sang this song so, so, so much

So good - EdC-R

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

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9 Why Georgia

This is one of those rare feel-good songs that you stumble across once in a while

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.

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10 Waiting on the World to Change

This song is totally awesome

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

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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.

Deserves to be top 3 at least this is a beautiful song the train like melody fits the lyrics perfectly and it is his displays his amazing songwriting ability.

This song speaks to anyone who is scared to grow up, no matter what age you are.

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12 Edge of Desire

This is true LOVE!

This song is amazing

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!

It's the number one for me I'm deeply connected with this song

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13 Dear Marie

Unbelievable! This one deserves much more higher place than 52..at 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

Best song by John Mayer... Love it

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14 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 ;))

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

This is my ultimate John Mayer song even if it is a cover, he transforms it completely and makes it one of his own!

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16 Clarity

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

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.

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17 In the Blood

THIS SHOULD BE SO MUCH HIGHER ON THE LIST.

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

Straight up best song ever

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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18 St. Patrick's Day

The music is composed at a masterful level with lyrics/story that is equally impressive! A must-listen for those who want a new experience!

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

19 Walt Grace's Submarine Test, January 1967

My Favorite John Mayer song

Some of the best songwriting I've ever heard - superbghandi

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.

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20 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.

The BEST John Mayer song hands down.

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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21 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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22 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.

23 New Light

If u don't listen to John Mayer we can't be friends

Marvellous!

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

Love it!

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24 Waiting On the Day

Beautiful song

Wow! This is my favorite John Mayer song out of all of these songs and it's not top 5?

The guitar part is just awesome!

25 Who Says

The sweetest, mellow, calm song

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.

How is this not at the top!

Very nyc song... Deserves to be higher

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26 The Heart of Life

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

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...

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27 Love Is a Verb

So relaxing and chilled - EdC-R

28 Belief

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

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.

Awesome riff, kinda bluesy, can't wait for the Born and Raised Tour

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29 Shadow Days

His finest song to date!

His finest song.

I love this song, one of the best motivational songs

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

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30 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

31 Neon

This song is simply amazing, really surprised it's this low!

The riff is the bane of all guitarists, but it’s such a good song, it just makes me want to rip my hair out some times. His voice is fantastic in this as-well.

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...

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32 City Love

Nice arrangements! Great great song

#1 new wave blues n no other can fill those shoes! VCs absolutely right oppinion!

33 Vultures

LOVE THE SONG

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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34 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

35 Paper Doll

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

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!

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

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36 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.

37 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!

38 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

Only rivals to this song are Gravity, Slow Dancing and Your Body Is A Wonderland and should be in the top 5 among them... One of my all-time favourites.

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39 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 try...vote people

40 Covered In Rain

Masterpiece. Amazing lyrics. The solo is exceptionally great and I've heard a lot of solos from guitar greats. I can tell you as a musician, John Mayer has it all and through this song, all doubts about him not being legend withered away. This should be top 3 without a doubt. The most underrated best song ever!

THIS IS HIS BEST SONG! SO UNDERRATED.

This is best song.

Prettiest song. hits me in my heart every time.

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41 A Face to Call Home

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

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

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

42 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

43 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.

Beautiful lyrics and tone, definitely deserves more recognition.

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!

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44 You're Gonna Live Forever in Me

So honest - EdC-R

Touching and beautifully simple

Amazing

Funky and beutiful with a touching message

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45 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!

46 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

47 Perfectly Lonely

Great Song come on! For me is the best of Battle Studios Album. The guitar is perfect and the lyrics are great

Awesome overall guitar and lyrics. Funny and catchy. True time and time again (lyrics that is).

Best song of his "post-continuum" music.

48 Good Love is on the Way

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

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 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!

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