Heartbreak Warfare

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"Heartbreak Warfare"
Single by John Mayer
from the album Battle Studies
Released October 19, 2009
Format Digital download
Genre Blues rock, soft rock
Length 4:29
Label Columbia
Writer(s) John Mayer
Producer(s) John Mayer, Steve Jordan
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
John Mayer singles chronology
"Who Says"
(2009)
"Heartbreak Warfare"
(2009)
"Half of My Heart"
(2010)
Battle Studies track listing
"Heartbreak Warfare"
(1)
"All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye"
(2)

"Heartbreak Warfare" is a song by American blues rock musician John Mayer, featured on his 2009 fourth studio album Battle Studies. Written by Mayer and produced by Mayer and drummer Steve Jordan, the song is the opening track on the album, and was released as the second single from the album on October 19, 2009. The song was featured in the movie Date Night.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was an "augmented reality". Despite being an expensive venture, the video was successfully completed, and began being previewed on October 19, 2009.

A second music video for the song was released on April 12, 2010.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"Heartbreak Warfare" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #100. On the week ending January 2, 2010, it re-entered the chart at #85 and later peaked at #34.

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 31
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[3] 62
Denmark (Tracklisten)[4] 29
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[5] 23
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[6] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 6
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 34
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 54
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 34
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[11] 3
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[12] 11
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[13] 3
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[14] 39
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[15] 23
US Smooth Jazz Songs (Billboard)[16] 28

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
Dutch Singles Chart[17] 38

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification
Australia  Gold[18]
United States Platinum[19]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heartbreak Warfare Video Premiere
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – John Mayer – Who Says". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "John Mayer Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for John Mayer. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  4. ^ "Danishcharts.com – John Mayer – Who Says". Tracklisten. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  5. ^ "John Mayer Album & Song Chart History" Japan Hot 100 for John Mayer. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – John Mayer search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – John Mayer – Who Says" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz – John Mayer – Who Says". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  9. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – John Mayer – Who Says". Singles Top 60. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  10. ^ "John Mayer Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for John Mayer. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  11. ^ "John Mayer Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Alternative Songs for John Mayer. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  12. ^ "John Mayer Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for John Mayer. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  13. ^ "John Mayer Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for John Mayer. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  14. ^ "John Mayer Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for John Mayer. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  15. ^ "John Mayer Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for John Mayer. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  16. ^ "John Mayer Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Smooth Jazz Songs for John Mayer. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  17. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Dutch charts portal". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2010 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. June 30, 2010. Retrieved July 31, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Searchable Database" Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2010-08-12.

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