Mercy (Dave Matthews Band song)

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Dave Matthews Band - Mercy single cover.jpg
Single by Dave Matthews Band
from the album Away from the World
ReleasedJuly 16, 2012
GenreAlternative rock
Songwriter(s)Dave Matthews
Producer(s)Steve Lillywhite
Dave Matthews Band singles chronology
"You and Me"
"If Only"
Music video
"Mercy" on YouTube

"Mercy" is a song by American rock band Dave Matthews Band. Written by frontman Dave Matthews, it was released as the lead single from the band's eighth studio album Away from the World on July 16, 2012.[1]


Dave Matthews debuted "Mercy" solo on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on April 24, 2012,[2] and Dave Matthews Band released the studio version on July 16, 2012.[3]

It was performed during Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief by Matthews himself in 2017 and also during the March for Our Lives in Seattle, Washington[4] in 2018


Chart (2012) Peak
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[5] 73
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 95
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[7] 1
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[8] 30


  1. ^ Amazon single - Mercy
  2. ^ "New Dave Matthews Band song 'Mercy' debuts on Fallon". Retrieved 2012-09-17.
  3. ^ "New DMB single 'Mercy' due July 16". Retrieved 2012-09-17.
  4. ^ "Dave Matthews and Brandi Carlile Perform at Seattle's March For Our Lives Event". Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  5. ^ "Dave Matthews Band Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  6. ^ "Dave Matthews Band Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  7. ^ "Dave Matthews Band Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  8. ^ "Dave Matthews Band Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 1, 2012.