John Mayer and Katy Perry dated on off for just under two years between 2012 and 2014. And we really do mean on and off. Three times to be precise. Tsk, such a shame it all ended as they were both so publicly into one another. Despite both having achieved phenomenal worldwide success, when speaking of Katy, John (famous for his famous exes) told CBS News in 2013 “For the first time in my life, I don't feel like I'm in a celebrity relationship. I really don't. I'm not in a high-profile... I know it's high profile. It's hard to explain." Katy in 2017 – long after they split – ranked John her best lover out of Diplo and Orlando Bloom in an interview with James Cordon.
There were even rumours they were engaged at one point-but they remain tight lipped about the reasons behind their eventual permanent split. Was it the age gap, (7 years)?. Was it their busy schedules? Or did they just fall out of love?
John Mayer Katy Perry Song Collaborations...
While they were together, they made some beautiful music. Their duet 'Who you Love' is a soulful love song with pretty transparent lyrics and music video. There’s no denying Who you Love’s meaning is totally about their relationship and its challenges.
My girl ain't the one that I saw coming
And sometimes I don't know which way to go
And I tried to run before
But I'm not running anymore
'Cause I've fought against it hard enough to know
My boy ain't the one that I saw coming
And some have said his heart's too hot to hold
And it takes a little time
But you should see him when he shines
You never want to let that feeling go
Both have also independently recorded songs that leave little doubt they are about each other.
Katy Perry Songs about John Mayer
Many of the song lyrics on Perry’s album Witness released 2017 can be interpreted as being about John Mayer.
'Save as a Draft' is the most obvious of these. The lyrics are about a struggle to reignite or shut down an old love affair. The strongest nods to Mayer are her references to his car and location “Sometimes I swear I pass your SUV on Sunset Boulevard” and the phrase John once used on Twitter in 2014...We’ll save that one as a draft.
John Mayer Songs about Katy Perry
John has openly admitting penning 2017’s 'Still Feel Like your Man' about Katy.
With these lyrics...
Still like the letters in your name and how they feel, babe
Still think I'm never gonna find another you
...he must have loved her deeply.
When The New York Times asked Mayer if the song was about Katy “Who else would I be thinking about?” he said. “And by the way, it’s a testament to the fact that I have not dated a lot of people in the last five, six years. That was my only relationship. So, it’s like, give me this, people.” he said.
How does Katy Perry rate John Mayer as a lover?
In 2017 Katy sat down for a chat with James Corden during her Big Brother-style four-day Witness World Wide YouTube live stream, and got very candid about her celebrity exes.
Katy was asked to rank three of her ex-boyfriends (John, Orlando Bloom and Diplo) from worst to best in terms of how they perform in bed.
She ended up listing Diplo as worst, then Orlando, then John.
"They're all amazing lovers and I would have sex with all of them when I get out of this place!"