"Your Body Is a Wonderland" is the second single released by John Mayer from his first album, 2001's Room for Squares. Its commercial success was greater than Mayer's prior single, "No Such Thing."
The song has been rumored to have been inspired by actress/singer Jennifer Love Hewitt; However, it was written and initially recorded long before the two even met. Mayer once said during his "As/Is" tour, that the song was about "girly parts", but this was later denied. During his "VH1 Storytellers" performance, Mayer stated that he wrote the song about his first girlfriend at age 14.
According to the liner notes, a toy piano is used as an instrument in the song.
The line "I'm never speaking up again", sung in the background, is also prominently featured in the chorus to the song "My Stupid Mouth", which appears just before the song on Room For Squares.
All songs are written by John Mayer except where noted otherwise.
Billboard said the song showcases Mayer's "smooth, casual singing style and barroom instrumentation." In 2003, "Your Body Is a Wonderland" won Mayer the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. The song ranked at #28 on Blender magazine's list of the "50 Worst...