Shadow Days

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"Shadow Days"
Single by John Mayer
from the album Born and Raised
Released March 6, 2012
Format Digital download
Genre Country rock, southern rock
Length 3:53
Label Columbia
Writer(s) John Mayer
Producer(s) John Mayer, Don Was
John Mayer singles chronology
"Perfectly Lonely"
"Shadow Days"
"Queen of California"
Music video
"Shadow Days" on YouTube

"Shadow Days" is the lead single from American singer John Mayer's fifth studio album Born and Raised. It had moderate success, peaking at #42 in the United States and #49 in Canada.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Shadow Days" premiered on Vevo and YouTube on April 27, 2012. The video shows John Mayer in three places. One of them shows him walking around the countryside. Another one shows him walking in the cold forests of Idaho. The last one shows him driving in a car taking stops along the way to an unknown destination. He sings and plays the guitar in all three places at some point.


  • John Mayer - vocals, acoustic, electric & resophonic guitars
  • Aaron Sterling - drums, tambourine
  • Sean Hurley - bass guitar
  • Chuck Leavell - piano, Hammond B-3
  • Greg Leisz - pedal steel


Chart (2012) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[1] 49
Denmark (Tracklisten)[2] 39
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[3] 23
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[4] 17
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 23
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 42
US Rock Songs (Billboard)[7] 38
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[8] 12
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[9] 21

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United States March 6, 2012 Digital Download
March 26, 2012 Hot/Mod/AC radio


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