Happy Birthday, John Mayer (October 16th)! Did you know that John Mayer first became obsessed with the guitar when he saw Marty McFly perform in Back to the Future in 1985?
On his 13th birthday, his father purchased him his first instrument and the rest is history!
Here are 8 throwback songs from John Mayer for his birthday.
1. Your Body Is a Wonderland
Off of the Room for Squares album, this song was written about John’s ex, Jennifer Love Hewitt.
2. Stop This Train
In an article from Berkley University, John stated that he wrote this song while recovering from kidney stones in a hotel room alone.
3. Half of My Heart
Taylor Swift, John’s ex, appears on this track. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2011 for the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
While being interviewed for VH1’s “Storytellers”, Mayer revealed that he wrote this song about an ex-girlfriend who had trust issues due to her absent father.
This song was voted #84 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time.
6. Bigger Than My Body
According to MTV, John wrote this song after he saw Coldplay in concert. He was so overwhelmed by their great performance, he wanted to describe what it’s like to see great music live.
Written for The Bucket List, John won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
8. No Such Things
This was a debut single off of his album, Room for Squares. He wrote this song in response to a guidance counselor who told students to “stay inside the lines”.
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