Gravity (John Mayer)

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"Gravity" is a song by American singer-songwriter guitarist John Mayer and is featured on three of his releases: the 2005 live album Try! by the John Mayer Trio, his 2006 studio album Continuum, and his 2008 live album Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles. In 2007, the song was released as the third single from Continuum.

Mayer suggested in an interview with the magazine Performing Songwriter that "Gravity" was the song he was always trying to write, using the example of "Come Back to Bed" (from Heavier Things) as being an early attempt at "writing Gravity". Along with "Vultures", the song is one of only two songs featured on the John Mayer Trio's debut album, Try!, that carried over into the release of Continuum. Alicia Keys provides background vocals at the end of the song.

In a concert performed in December 2005, Mayer explained the significance and meaning of the song:

Billboard called the single "an easygoing, bluesy number, convincingly conjuring the spirit of his idol Buddy Guy."

On February 22, 2007, "Gravity" entered Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart at #71; at that time, Mayer had two singles charting on the Hot 100 (the other song was "Waiting on the World...


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