|Single by John Mayer|
|from the album Heavier Things|
|B-side||"Come Back to Bed", "Home Life"|
|Released||September 28, 2004|
|Format||Digital download, CD single|
|Genre||Acoustic rock, blues rock|
|Producer(s)||Jack Joseph Puig|
|John Mayer singles chronology|
"Daughters" is the third single from Heavier Things , the 2003 studio album from blues rock singer-songwriter John Mayer. The critically acclaimed song won numerous awards, including the 2005 Grammy Award for Song of the Year at the 47th Grammy Awards. It has sold 1,007,000 copies in the US as of May 2013.
Lyrically, "Daughters" is an admonition to fathers (and to a lesser extent, mothers) to nurture their daughters in their childhood, because the relationship will affect their future relationships with men as adults.He uses his own troubled lover to illustrate his belief.
Mayer has at various times told different, and sometimes conflicting, stories as to the inspiration for the song, ranging from MTV's "Real World" (in a Sirius Morning Mash Up Show interview in May 2007) to an unnamed ex-girlfriend.
In 2010, on VH1's "Storytellers", Mayer stated that he wrote the song about an ex-girlfriend who had trust issues because of her absent father, which led to the decline and eventual split of their relationship.
Mayer had been resistant on releasing the song as a single, [ citation needed ] However, the label decided that "Daughters" would be more well received by radio. In 2005, Mayer converted the song into an all-out blues song with his group John Mayer Trio on the live album, Try! , stripping away the acoustic elements the song had become known for, although not similar version to the "Electric Guitar Mix" of the song as included on the single's re-release[ clarification needed ].and was still skeptical despite the Grammy win, which he mentioned in his speech upon receiving the award. On several occasions, Mayer had pushed to release the songs "Come Back to Bed" and "Something's Missing" as singles, as they were more the kind of music he was leaning towards making.
The music video is a grayscale video of Mayer playing the guitar and singing the song in a dark studio, intercut between scenes of a girl (i.e., a "daughter"). The video clip, directed by Mario Sorrenti, features the Australian supermodel Gemma Ward.
|United States (RIAA)||2× Platinum||2,000,000*|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
All songs are by Mayer unless otherwise noted.
"Come Back to Bed" and "Home Life" are the same live versions that appear on Mayer's as/is volumes released in 2004
"Daughters" was played at the end of the 7th Heaven episode "The Fine Art of Parenting". It was also in the first episode of "The Secret Life of the American Teenager". Mayer performed the song himself in the 2015 buddy comedy film Get Hard.
In 2005, trumpeter Rick Braun covered an instrumental version from album "Yours Truly."
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"Come to My Window" is a song by Melissa Etheridge released in 1993 on her 1993 album Yes I Am. This was the first song to be released after Etheridge publicly announced that she was a lesbian. With the driving force of gay rights, the song gained a lot of airplay on radio stations, mostly through call-in requests. The song debuted on the Billboard charts after the first week of its release, reaching number 25 on the chart. The song also charted in Canada, reaching number 13 on the RPM Top Singles chart. It was the second song from Etheridge that earned her a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
"Vertigo" is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the opening track on their eleventh studio album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004). It was released to radio as the album's lead single on 24 September 2004, and upon release, it received extensive airplay. The song was an international success, bolstered by its usage in a television advertisement featuring the band for Apple's iPod digital music player. The song lent its name to the band's 2005–2006 Vertigo Tour.
"Dreams" is a song by Fleetwood Mac from their eleventh studio album Rumours (1977). In the United States, "Dreams" was released as the second single from Rumours on March 24, 1977, while in the United Kingdom it was released as the third single in June 1977. A performance of "Dreams" on stage was used as the promotional music video.
"This Love" is a song by the American pop rock band Maroon 5. The song was released as the second single from their debut album, Songs About Jane (2002). The track is built around a piano-led strut and a repeating guitar sound.
"Superman " is a song written and performed by American singer Five for Fighting. It was released in April 2001 as the second single from his second studio album America Town. Following the September 11 attacks, the song was used to honor the victims, survivors, police, and firefighters involved in the attacks.
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"I Run to You" is a song recorded by American country music group Lady Antebellum. It was released on January 26, 2009, as the third and final single from the group's self-titled debut album. Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, who comprise Lady Antebellum, co-wrote the song with Tom Douglas. "I Run to You" is the group's first Number One single, reaching that peak in July 2009.
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