12 Best John Mayer Love Songs & Big Hits for Weddings

John Mayer is an American (Connecticut) singer/songwriter, producer, musician, and guitar-playing blues/rock star. John’s first album was released in 2001 titled Room for Squares. John is still producing music today.

john mayer love songs for weddings

John received his first big hit in 2002 with the song Your Body Is A Wonderland. However, Mayer’s first number-one came in 2004 with the song Daughters. Mayer is known for his guitar skills and for putting his relationships into his songs. This makes for a great combination for blues, rock, and pop genre music lovers.

If you are looking for John Mayer love songs for your wedding look no further than below. Some songs are not earmarked as love songs. However, the songs have so much emotion, feeling, and mass popularity, that I could not leave them off of the list. Enjoy!

Top John Mayer Wedding Songs

Waitin’ On The Day

Released in 2013 on the album Paradise Valley

The song is about waiting for a day when his thoughts are his own and when he has a home of his own. The lyrics of the song are about waiting for someone who will be there for him and love him all the way.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

When you’ll take my side in every little firefight When you’ll hang your things and stay, I’m waiting on the day

Who You Love

featuring Katy Perry
Released in 2013 on the album Paradise Valley

The song is about opening your heart up and allowing yourself to fully love the person in your life. The lyrics of the song are about loving who you love.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You can’t make yourself stop dreaming, Who you’re dreaming of, If it’s who you love, Then it’s who you love

Half Of My Heart

featuring Taylor Swift
Released in 2009 on the album Battle Studies

The lyrics are about the duo, with half of their hearts saying they should continue to love each other, although the other half says they are not each other’s true love, and cannot keep loving each other.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

lonely was the song I sang, ’til the day you came, Showing me another way and all that my love can bring

The Heart of Life

Released in 2006 on the album Continuum

This is an acoustic song in which Mayer defends life against all of the terrible things it brings on.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Pain throws your heart to the ground, Love turns the whole thing around, No it won’t all go the way it should, But I know the heart of life is good

Love Is A Verb

Released in 2012 on the album Born and Raised

“Love Is a Verb” is about someone having to act when they have feelings. It’s not enough to just have feelings and send good thoughts or little hints. Sometimes you need to just show it and be more direct about it.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

When you show me love, I don’t need your words, Yeah love ain’t a thing, Love is a verb

A Face To Call Home

Released in 2012 on the album Born and Raised

The song marks the end of life’s challenges and finding peace at home.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You know my paper heart, The one I filled with pencil marks, I think I might’ve gone and inked you in

Your Body is a Wonderland

Released in 2002 on the album Room for Squares
The song is not a perfect wedding song as the song may offend some with the lyrics.

The song has been interpreted as a being in a real loving relationship and loving their body.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I know you’re mine, all mine, all mine, But you look so good it hurts sometimes, Your body is a wonderland


Released in 2007 on the album Continuum

The song implies the importance of saying what you need to say because you may lose the chance to do so. Life is unpredictable!

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Even if your hands are shaking, And your faith is broken, Even as the eyes are closing, Do it with a heart wide open

Split Screen Sadness

Released in 2004 on the album As/Is.
This is a great long-distance love song. It can also be about two lovers who had an argument and split. You decide.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I called because I just, Need to feel you on the line

Come Back To Bed

Released in 2003 on the album Heavier Things
The song is about an argument and he wants her to come back to bed. This is a cute song for the men who sleep on the couch after a fight.

The song is about a man who is asking his lover to come back to bed after an argument. The song could describe your relationship.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’ll take back what I said, Just don’t leave me alone here, It’s cold baby
Come back to bed

New Light

Released in 2018 as a single

The song is about a man who is trying to convince his partner to give him another chance after he messed up their relationship.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

To meet you underneath the moonlight
Oh, I want a take two, I want to breakthrough
I wanna know the real thing about you
So I can see you in a new light

Carry Me Away

Released in 2019 as a single
A great wedding recessional song for your ceremony! The song is a laid-back, acoustic song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You know I need you, and that’s for sure
You’re just the kinda crazy I’ve been lookin’ for
Carry me away

*I intentionally left off the song Daughters. Daughters is a great love song from a father for his daughter. So, if you want a father-daughter song, I recommend the song Daughters. However, if you want a love song between lovers, see the songs below.

If you have a favorite John Mayer song for weddings, please share it below in the comments.

John Mayer Highest Charting Songs – Adult Alternative

  • #1 “No Such Thing”, 2002
  • #1 “Your Body Is a Wonderland”, 2002
  • #1 “Bigger Than My Body”, 2003
  • #1 “Clarity”, 2004
  • #1 “Waiting on the World to Change”, 2006
  • #1 “Who Says”, 2009
  • #1 “Last Train Home”, 2021
  • #1 “Wild Blue”, 2021
  • #2 “Why Georgia”, 2003
  • #2 “Half of My Heart” (featuring Taylor Swift), 2010
  • #2 “Shadow Days”, 2012
  • #2 “Queen of California”, 2012
  • #3 “Heartbreak Warfare”, 2009
  • #3 “Love on the Weekend”, 2016
  • #6 “Daughters”, 2004
  • #9 “Belief”, 2007
  • #9 “New Light”, 2018
  • #10 “Stitched Up” (Herbie Hancock featuring John Mayer), 2005
  • #10 “Paper Doll”, 2013

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