Katy Perry, John Mayer’s ‘Who Do You Love’ and Other Couple Duets (+Listen Here)

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 14, 2013 Updated: August 14, 2013

Katy Perry and John Mayer shared a glimpse into their relationship with their fans in the newly released song, “Who You Love.” It expresses a more certain emotion that the tentative and questioning lyrics of Mayer’s duet with ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift.

In “Who You Love,” Mayer sings: “My girl, she ain’t the one that I saw coming / Sometimes I don’t know which way to go / And I tried to run before but I’m not running anymore / ‘Cause I fought against it hard enough to know / That you love who you love who you love.”

He sings: “You can’t make yourself stop dreaming of who you’re dreaming of / If it’s who you love, then it’s who you love.”

Perry sings: “My boy, he ain’t the one that I saw coming / And some have said his heart’s too hard to hold / And he takes a little time but you should see him when he shines / ‘Cause you never want to let the feeling go.”

In contrast, he sings in “Half of My Heart,” which he performed with Swift: “Half of my heart’s got a grip on the situation / Half of my heart takes time / Half of my heart’s got a right mind to tell you / That I can’t keep loving you.”

He sings: “Your faith is strong / But I can only fall short for so long / Down the road, later on / You will hate that I never gave more to you than half of my heart.”

Other Famous Couple Duets

Sonny and Cher’s 1965 hit “I Got You Babe” is the obvious choice to start with in a discussion of famous couple duets. 

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw expressed the love that’s strengthened their marriage in “It’s Your Love,” singing the chorus in unison: “It’s your love / It just does somethin’ to me / It sends a shock right through me / I can’t get enough / And if you wonder / About the spell I’m under / It’s your love.”

Billboard lists its top 40 duets; though many of the duets are not sung by couples, No. 21, “You Don’t Have to Be a Star (to Be in My Show),” was. Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. released the R&B duet in 1976 with seven years of marriage behind them. The track won a Grammy and went No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

More recently, in 2012, Ciara and Future, collaborated on “Turn On the Lights” and “Where You Go,” expressing their budding love.

In “Where You Go,” they sing: “There’s a light in the sky, it was brightened by your face” and “Don’t have no fear, I got that cure, baby my love is pure.”

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Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.