Mayer sings a page from 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
May 25th, 2012
09:54 AM ET

Mayer sings a page from 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Some guys use pickup lines; others will offer to buy you a drink.

But if you’re John Mayer, you'll come up with something a little more original - like serenading a woman with text from the risque book du jour “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

On “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” Tuesday the rocker said he recently tried to woo a girl he liked by performing a page from British author E.L. James’ novel.

"I was trying to impress her, and she had [the book] on her Kindle," the 34-year-old said. "And so I said, 'I'm going to sing it to you.' So I sang her one of the pages of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.' "

So how did the lucky lady react?

“She fell,” Mayer deadpanned. “She fell to the ground laughing and I think that was the only way I could make her laugh,” he said. “I sold out, completely."

The “Shadow Days” crooner recently apologized for a rash of controversial interviews he did in 2010, blaming his verbal missteps on immaturity. He said he didn't want to be boring.


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  1. Jose S.

    https:// vimeo dott com/16724719

    May 27, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. brenda

    Fifty shades of grey is a terrific book for us ladies that dont have the enjoyment we need at home and if u dont like it dont read it but dont judge me beacuse i love a little friskiness in my life damn clean off your own back porch b4 judging someone over a book! really

    May 27, 2012 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. samsart

    The book is pulp drivel, but Mayer's new CD has got lots of good tunes. Queen of California, Shadow Days- honest and simple. Which is what he wrote years ago.

    Good to see him maturing to be on a par with his playing skills. Hopefully he will write more like 'Say' , 'Gravity', etc.

    May 26, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. He Sucks

    Terrible Dave Mathews impersonator with zero talent. What a schmuck!

    May 26, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. The River

    I banged the hell out of some random chick last night to John Mayer. Don't knock it until you try it.

    May 26, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |


    YOU are ridiculous. This book is totally degrading to women and PATHETIC. I cannot wait for you people to be gone!!!!!!! I heard that at the end the woman got the crap beaten out of her during one of the deviant acts and then decided to leave the man. REAL GREAT STORY!!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT FOR WOMEN!

    May 25, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reader

      @The Light: Actually, if you read the series you'll find that this is not the case. Always helpful to know what you're talking about when you're going to criticize. Way to be ignorant.

      May 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |


    Actually. God DID NOT give them perverted drives. This is a result of sin and is from the DEVIL. Mock all you want cause soon you will see the truth. Hopefully you will change and not be wiped off the face of the earth with the rest of the deviants who are destroying this earth.

    May 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |

    Fifty Shades is a definite sign of the end times.

    May 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Absolutely! Heaven forbid people actually listen to the biological drives that *God* gave them. Books like these are a clear sign that we should be destroyed (unless we grew up in a Christian country and get raptured before).

      May 25, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ridiculous!!

      Ummm, have you actually read "Fifty Shades of Grey"? Because if you did, you probably wouldn't be saying that. While the book is by no means great literature, its actually kind of a sweet story. The couple are completely faithful to each other and profess an undying love for each other. They just happen to enjoy an intimacy that's a little more of the risque side. I would think that the fundamentalist movement would want to promote since its huge on monogamy and trust, but you guys seem pretty quick to condemn rather than try to understand. In my opinion, that's a more of a sign of "end times".

      May 25, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. annelee

    May 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. SB

    And since Solo brought it up, he's the biggest d*bag since Alfred E. Neuman.

    May 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. SB

    Jules, Michael, Yenta, and Fart are all tools.

    May 25, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Solo

    I have NEVER understood what women see in this scruffy kid. (Oh, and since somehow Obama became part of this thread... he's probably the worst president since LBJ – Mr. "Great Society" – both who love the welfare programs!)

    May 25, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Solo, there seem to be a lot of things you don`t understand, and probably never will.

      May 25, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Eddie O.

    Mayer is King DBag!

    May 25, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. lol

    today i'm obama's side. i just can't make up my mind when it comes to things.

    May 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Janice Belmont


    May 25, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  16. Michael Calaizzo

    Obama is Brain Dead!

    May 25, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  17. Jules Cohn

    Obama is our worst president since Filmore.

    May 25, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill in Florida

      Obama is our best President since FDR. For worst Presidents, look no further than Dubya Bush, Reagan, and Nixon.

      May 25, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Yenta Scharfberg

    He is a TOOL!

    May 25, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |

    He has ADHD!

    May 25, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  20. Jack (Baby Jack) Clauss

    Play nice.

    May 25, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  21. Thomas Felix Clauss (in Diapers)

    Hey kids be Kool!

    May 25, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  22. Mr. Charlie

    He seems like a okay guy and yea, immaturity is boring.

    May 25, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  23. be quiet

    what a tool.

    May 25, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |

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