The John Mayer Playlist

When the weather turns into one of those like what we have now {unbelievably comfortable}, I change playlists and for this, I always include a lot of John Mayer. In fact, all I can listen to now are John Mayer songs because I'm nursing a bad hangover and my brain cells cannot handle any more of the pulsating MIA beats I usually listen to though in the middle of a downpour I found myself listening and picking up some wisdom from Kanye West but that's another story.

Now, I like John Mayer for the easy tunes, so chill you would want to drift away in a river with a glass of chilled white wine. Aside from that, his lyrics are so descriptive it's almost inevitable to float away in imagination, with John Mayer somewhere in the cast. His guitar riffs are {and I'm no musician} so definitively amazing one would want to be able to play the guitars, too.

from Playboy

That, and the fact that John is so freaking gorgeous, I remember drooling over him in his Your Body is a Wonderland video. And if a guy ever wrote me a song just like it, I swear on my new red shoes that I will marry him stat. Damn baby, you frustrate me. You look so good, it hurts.

And I know I'll probably get a lot of flak for saying this but my interest on John Mayer went up a notch when he was interviewed about his past relationships and he said this:

"Sexually it was crazy. That's all I'll say," he continues. "It was like napalm, sexual napalm. Did you ever say, 'I want to quit my life and just f*****' snort you? If you charged me $10,000 to f*** you, I would start selling all my s*** just to keep f****** you.'"

John Mayer, Source

And so in preparation for October 1st when he would be coming to Manila in his all badass-ness, let me share my top 8 John Mayer songs, in particular order:

  1. Man on the Side. It's amazing how John Mayer can sing about giving up being someone's man because she's already married, it's hard to believe one as gorgeous as he is would have trouble having anyone fall in love with him {and oh maybe go through divorce, kidding}. But here he sings it like he's a tortured soul and this is my most favorite song of his.
  2. Your Body is a Wonderland. Who wouldn't like hearing 'candy lips and bubblegum tongue' in reference to you?
  3. Not Myself. Only recently, I came across I guy I used to go super duper gaga over date and when my friend implied that I have been sorta seeing a guy semi-exclusively {which is not the case in real life, really}, he started falling all over himself and asked me out again. It took me a short time to know that I don't like men who like me only when I'm someone else's girl {at least, that's what he knows}. And in this case, John Mayer asks, "Would you want me when I'm not myself?"
  4. Waiting on the World to Change. For us who cannot do anything, for us square pegs in round holes.
  5. Message in a Bottle. His rendition of this famous The Police song is like a warm cup of chocolate any day.
  6. Why Georgia. Quarter life crisis, much?
  7. St. Patrick's Day. Because no one wants to be alone on Christmas and Valentine's Day. 
  8. Free Fallin'. John Mayer's cover of the Tom Petty original song is delightfully mellow and romantic and just takes your breath away, really.

If you're interested in winning tickets to John Mayer's concert on October 1st at MOA Concert Grounds, check this post from Manila Concert Scene. See ya!