Top 10 Ed Sheeran Songs

Ed Sheeran Songs

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Our Top 10 Ed Sheeran Songs list looks at the songs of one of the most loved and successful musical artists of the past twenty years. Ed Sheeran hails from the the city of Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. The magnificent artist was born only 30 years ago in 1991 as of this writing in 2021. Ed Sheeran began singing when he was four years old in a local church choir. By the time he was seven, he was playing guitar. He began recording  songs as a teenager and playing gigs in Cambridge. He began collaborating with other English singers in the late-2000s. As his popularity began to rise in the clubs and in the local areas, Ed Sheeran found himself with a gig on the television show Later with Jools Holland. This was in 2011. On the show he sang the song entitled “The A-Team.” Music fans went nuts over the song. The song was released as the lead single from Ed Sheeran’s debut studio album. It would eventually come close to selling almost a million copies. The legend of Ed Sheeran had begun.

Ed Sheeran  began his career by releasing nine EPs. Ed Sheeran’s first studio album was released in September of 2011 simply titled Plus or +. The album would include his big hit the “The A-Team.” Six singles would be released from the album. It would be tremendously successful. Ed Sheeran’s second album was released in 2014 entitled Multiply. The 2014 album spawned five hit singles. In 2007, Ed Sheeran released his third album subtitled Divide. This was a spectacular record that wound up winning the Grammy award for Best Pop Vocal Album Of The Year in 2017. Four big-time hit singles were released from the record.

In the summer of 2019 Ed Sheeran released his fourth studio album entitled No. 6 Collaborations Project. The album featured collaborations with many of music’s most popular artists including Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Chris Stapleton, and Camila Cabello. Eight singles were released from the record.

Putting together a top 10 list of Ed Sheeran songs is quite challenging even for an artist who hasn’t been around actually that long. I mean hey, the kids only 30 years old. Yet the impact he has had on the music industry is striking. And more importantly the songs he has released have just been so wonderful. This Ed Sheeran’s list will attempt to choose ten of our favorite Ed Sheeran songs.

During his short career, Ed Sheeran has released four studio albums, forty three singles, seventy one  music videos, one box set, and seventeen EPs. We hope you enjoy this top 10 Ed Sheeran songs list and if we missed one of your favorites, just leave it in the comments section and let the world know. We will also present charts data for how well Ed Sheeran’s songs did on the charts around the world. Ed Sheeran seems to have enjoyed the most commercial success in his native home of the United Kingdom as well as the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

# 10 – The A-Team

We open up our top 10 Ed Sheeran songs list with the fabulous song entitled “The A-Team.”  This was the song where it all began for Ed Sheeran as its just fitting to open up this Ed Sheeran songs list with it. When I first heard this song I thought that this artist sounded like an early 1970s artist. He had a certain quality about him that sounded like a Henry Gross or a Dan Fogelberg. It’s so easy to hear. This song is just so stunning and beautiful. The music is genuine, it touches your heart without any filters. Its as real as it gets.

The song was released on the album entitled Plus. It was the first single released from the album. The album was released in 2011.  In the United Kingdom the song hit number three on the United Kingdom Music Charts. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts peaking at number sixteen. The song was also hit on the Australian Music Charts peaking at number two. On the New Zealand Music Charts the song hit number three. The spirited song was composed by Ed Sheeran.

# 9 – Sing

Continuing with our top 10 Ed Sheeran songs list we take a listen to the great song  entitled ” Sing.” This one is very much a departure from our opening song in both feel and melody. It’s why we picked it at number two to showcase the variety in Ed Sheeran’s music. The song was released on the album entitled Multiply. The album was released in 2013. This was a big song for Ed Sheeran as it became his first number one single in his native home of the United Kingdom. Ed Sheeran put on his Bruno Mars dancing shoes for this one. I just love Ed Sheeran’s falsetto  asit just sounds so good. He delivers big time on the song with this incredible vocal skills.

“Sing,” was the first single released from the album. In the United Kingdom the song hit number one on the United Kingdom Music Charts. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts peaking at number thirteen. The song was also a number one hit on the Australian Music Charts. In the New Zealand Music Charts the song also hit number one. They also loved this pulsating song in Ireland where it also hit number one

# 8 – Castle On The Hill

In the number eight spot on our top 10 Ed Sheeran songs list we present the song “Castle On The Hill.” The song was released on the album entitled Divide. The album was released in 2017. It was the first single released from the album along with the song “Shape Of You.” Both songs were released as co-lead singles. Ed Sheeran’s reminisces for his home in this one sounding much older than he really is. But that’s the mark of a truly gifted songwriter and artist.

In the United Kingdom the song “Castle On The Hill,” hit number two on the United Kingdom Music Charts. The reason it hit number two was because his other song “Shape of You,” hit number one. This made Ed Sheeran the only artist in the history of the United Kingdom music charts to debut two singles at both the number one and two positions on the charts. Unbelievable! The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts peaking at number six. The song was also hit on the Australian Music Charts peaking at number two. On the New Zealand Music Charts the song also hit number two. The song also hit number two in Canada and Denmark.

# 7 – Photograph

In the number seven position on our top 10 Ed Sheeran songs list is the heartwarming song entitled “Photograph.” The song was released on the album entitled Multiply. The album was released in 2014. It was the fifth single released from the album. This is a very different song from the Ringo Starr song also entitled “Photograph,” released in the 1970s. In the United Kingdom, the song hit number fifteen on the United Kingdom Music Charts. The song was a top 10 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts peaking at number ten. The song was also a top 10 hit on the Australian Music Charts peaking at number nine. On the New Zealand Music Charts the song hit number eight.

# 6 – South Of The Border

Okay, so this is how you make a video. Jason Koenig does such an amazing job directing  the video for the song “South Of The Border,” it almost makes the song secondary to the visuals, which is probably not a good thing for the song, but in this case it works extremely well. The song showcases guest vocals appearances from both Cardi B and Camila Cabello. The video stars Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Alexis Ren and Paul Karmiryan. Camila Cabello is so incredibly beautiful she just steals it all the moment she appeared on the screen. What song?

# 5 – Bad Habits

At the halfway point on our top 10 Ed Sheeran songs list is the song entitled “Bad Habits.” This is the most recent song release by Ed Sheeran as of this writing in 2021. This appears to be another smash hit by this incredible artist. The pulsating song is to be issued on the album entitled Equals which has yet to be released as of this writing. It is the first single to be released from the album. In the United Kingdom the song has already hit number one on the United Kingdom Music Charts. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts peaking at number two. The song was also a hit on the Australian Music Charts reaching all the way to number one. On the New Zealand Music Charts the song hit also hit number one. The man just keeps releasing number one singles.

# 4 – I Don’t Care

Dancing along on our top 10 Ed Sheeran songs list we present the cheery song entitled “I Don’t Care.” This is just one of the songs that you want to sing along with and feel good.  The song was released on the album entitled No. 6 Collaborations Project. The song also featured vocals by Justin Bieber. The album was released in 2019. It was the fifth single released from the album. In the United Kingdom the song hit number one the United Kingdom Music Charts. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts peaking at number two. The song was also a hit on the Australian Music Charts once again reaching the number one spot. On the New Zealand Music Charts the song hit number two. It would also hit number one in Switzerland, France and Ireland.

# 3 – Perfect

In the number three spot on our top 10 Ed Sheeran songs list we celebrate the song entitled “Perfect.” The song was released on the album entitled Divide. It’s hard to be any more successful on the pop charts than this song….and of course the next one. The album was released in 2017. It was the fourth single released from the album. This one hit number one everywhere even on Krypton.

In the United Kingdom “Perfect,” hit number one the United Kingdom Music Charts  The song was a number one hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts The song was also a number one hit on the Australian Music Charts, On the New Zealand Music Charts the song hit number one. The song also hit number one in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Scotland, Singapore, so waqiah, so they Nia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Did we leave any countries out?  Ed Sheeran really nailed it on this one.

# 2 – Thinking Out Loud

At the number four spot on our top 10 Ed Sheeran songs list we present the song entitled “Thinking Out Loud.” Now talk about a song that sounds like it was released in the mid 1970s or 1980s. This is such a classic sounding song with an incredible melody and lyrics that are just so captivating. It reminds me of a classic Kenny Loggins or Loggins and Messina song.

The song was released on the album entitled Multiply. The album was released in 2014. It was the third single released from the album. In the United Kingdom the song hit number one on the United Kingdom Music Charts.  The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts peaking at number two. The song was also hit on the Australian Music Charts also reaching the number one spot. On the New Zealand Music Charts the song hit number one. The song was composed by Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge. The song “Thinking Out Loud,” won two Grammy Awards. It won for Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.

# 1 – Shape Of  You

We close out our top 10 Ed Sheeran songs list with the song entitled  “Shape Of You.”  There were many songs on this list we could have put in the number one spot based on many factors especially chart success as so many of Ed Sheeran’s songs hit number one in multiple countries around the world. It just felt right putting “Shape Of You,” in the number one spot because the song contains so many different types of song styles that makes Ed Sheeran’s music so special.

The song was released on the album entitled Divide. The album was released in 2017. It was the first single released from the album along with the song “Castle On The Hill.” In the United Kingdom the song hit number one on. the United Kingdom Music Charts.  The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts also peaking at number one. The song was also a hit on the Australian Music Charts peaking at number one. On the New Zealand Music Charts the song did indeed also hit….number one. In fact the song hit number one in thirty four separate countries. The man knows how to write a hit single.

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