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"
"Heartbreak Warfare"
"Half of My Heart"
Battle Studies track listing
"Heartbreak Warfare"
"All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye"

"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 (2009–10) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 31
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[2] 62
Danish Singles Chart[3] 29
Dutch Top 40[4] 3
New Zealand Singles Chart 34
Swedish Singles Chart[5] 54
US Billboard Hot 100 34
US Billboard Pop Songs 23
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs[6] 3
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[7] 11
US Billboard Rock Songs 39
US Billboard Triple A 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
Dutch Singles Chart[8] 38


Country Certification
Australia  Gold[9]
United States Platinum[10]



  1. ^ Heartbreak Warfare Video Premiere
  2. ^ Canadian Hot 100 chart @ acharts
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "John Mayer - Heartbreak Warfare". danishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  4. ^ "John Mayer - Heartbreak Warfare - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  5. ^ Swedish Singles Chart Sverigetopplistan
  6. ^ "'Heartbreak Warfare' - John Mayer". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  7. ^ Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks
  8. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Dutch charts portal". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  9. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2010 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. June 30, 2010. Retrieved July 31, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Searchable Database" Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2010-08-12.

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