My apologies for my recent absence. I’m working on a pretty serious entry, actually. It’s the most serious thing I’ve ever posted on this blog, but it’s not done yet, so you’ll just have to wait.
You know, I’ll probably chicken out at the last minute and “fun it up” anyhow. I always do that.
Anyhow, I was looking over my Top 50 most played songs in iTunes today, and I suddenly realized that John Mayer has totally invaded my top 50. Fully twelve of the fifteen songs of his that I own are in my top 50 most-played songs. Not even Beck has percentages like that (who is 17 out of 56 for my top 50). So I guess John Mayer is pretty amazing (in my opinion that I didn’t know I had until I looked at the stats in iTunes).
My least-loved Mayer songs? I just added one recently that can’t compete because it hasn’t had the time to stew. But the ones that have naturally fallen to the bottom are “Split Screen Sadness” and “Only Heart.” The tops? Well, the top two have been in my playlists for almost four months longer than the others, so it’s the two radio-friendly ones, “Your Body is a Wonderland” and “No Such Thing.” Still, I’ll stand by the quality of those songs. They’re really excellent. The acoustic version of “Quiet” from “Inside Wants Out” is my third favorite. “Daughters” is climbing the charts quickly.
So I encourage you to go check out John Mayer on the iTunes Music Store. He’s got a very rich sound, very mature lyrics for a guy his age, and his style is a lot of fun. Spend a few Pepsi caps on him.