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PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 01: Recording artist John Mayer performs during a stop of The Search for Everything World Tour at Talking Stick Resort Arena on August 1, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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

John Mayer - Your Body Is A Wonderland

John Mayer's official music video for 'Your Body Is A Wonderland'. Click to listen to John Mayer on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/JMayerSpotify?IQid=JMayerYBisW As featured on Room For Squares.

 

Off of the Room for Squares album, this song was written about John’s ex, Jennifer Love Hewitt.

2. Stop This Train

John Mayer | Stop this train (live)

John Mayer - Where the Light Is: Live in Los Angeles Where the Light Is: Live in Los Angeles é o título do trabalho do guitarrista, cantor e compositor americano John Mayer, que foi considerado pela Rolling Stone como "The New Guitar God" (O Novo Deus da Guitarra).

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

John Mayer - Half of My Heart

John Mayer's official music video for 'Half Of My Heart'. Click to listen to John Mayer on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/JMayerSpotify?IQid=JMayerHomH As featured on Battle Studies.

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.

 

4. Daughters

John Mayer - Daughters

John Mayer's official music video for 'Daughters'. Click to listen to John Mayer on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/JMayerSpotify?IQid=JMayerDau As featured on Heavier Things.

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.

 

5. Gravity

Gravity by John Mayer

gravity by john mayer

This song was voted #84 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time.

 

6. Bigger Than My Body

John Mayer - Bigger Than My Body

John Mayer's official music video for 'Bigger Than My Body'. Click to listen to John Mayer on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/JMayerSpotify?IQid=JMayerBTMB As featured on Heavier Things.

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.

 

7. Say

John Mayer - Say

Take all of your wasted honor Every little past frustration Take all your so called problems Better put 'em in quotations Say what you need to say Say what you need to saaaay...

Written for The Bucket List, John won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

 

8. No Such Things

John Mayer - No Such Thing

John Mayer's official music video for 'No Such Thing'. Click to listen to John Mayer on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/JMayerSpotify?IQid=JMayerNST As featured on Room For Squares.

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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