Ed Sheeran is one of the most successful pop stars in the world, having sold hundreds of millions of records over a span of ten years and packed stadiums all around the globe.
Although he may have started his career by auditioning for short-lived reality TV programs, Ed Sheeran is now a pop superstar, and everything he touches turns into gold. While his new single “Bad Habits” will be released soon, his popular songs have taken the world by storm. Many new singers admire Ed Sheeran and looks forward for their single to be on the top hits too like Good 4 U by Olivia Rodrigo with chords featured at Chords World.
He is also a very nice guy.
Here are our top 10 favorite songs by him so far…
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Give me your love
This was Ed’s sixth and final single off his debut album +.
He described the song as “one of those songs that you feel inspired by and then it just falls out of your hands in 20 minutes.” It was an easy song to create.
It’s about a broken relationship and how you want it to be restored. Many people reach a point in their lives where they are unable to control their emotions. That’s the point of view.
This upbeat track was featured on Ed’s second album x and was produced by Pharrell Williams. This was a very different sound than what Ed used to make.
The song was inspired by Justin Timberlake’s R&B/pop sound and is about a night in Las Vegas.
The Shape of You
This pop song was written by Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid from Snow Patrol. It includes elements from TLC’s classic track “No Scrubs.”
It was a huge hit all over the globe and became the first song to reach more than 2 billion Spotify streams.
Ed says that this song is about looking back on a past relationship and realizing, even though he was angry at the end of it, that he had a better love with another person.
He stated that he remembered the first girl he was with. That was the first and most important album. It was the girl that I had known since school. I also remember meeting the man she was with and feeling like he was more suited for her than I was.
“Seeing them together, it was never like that. We were never that happy as a couple. It was a moment of epiphany, and I wrote a song that was basically the result.
This was Ed Sheeran’s first single in 2011 and many people were just discovering his music.
This folk song is about a prostitute who is addicted to drugs. It was written by Ed after he visited a homeless shelter to hear some of the stories. The song was written by Ed after he performed at a homeless event last minute.
I See Fire
This track was composed for the soundtrack to the 2013 movie The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. It was played over closing credits.
After Jackson’s daughter Katie suggested Ed, The Hobbit director Peter Jackson requested Ed to write a song.
Ed saw the film and wrote most of the song that day.
This sad song is about Ed’s grandmother. He stated that she was in a nearby hospital when I was making the album. She was there a lot and died while I was working in the studio.
Ed’s father suggested to him that he play the song at her funeral. His grandfather then suggested that it be added to his next album.
This song was co-written by Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol and was taken from Ed’s x album.
The song’s lyrics describe a long-distance relationship. They were inspired by Ed’s own experience with such a romance after he dated Nina Nesbitt, a fellow singer, for more than a year.
This ballad was a huge hit all over the globe and became the first song to reach the top 40 in the UK for a full year.
Ed wrote it with Amy Wadge. He called it a perfect “walking down to the aisle song.”
This beautiful romantic ballad was inspired by his future wife Cherry Seaborn. It became the number one Christmas song in the UK in 2017.