Best Ellie Goulding Songs


The Top Ten

1 Lights

You can interpret this song in so many ways... I love the tune of it and the passion in her voice. I feel like she's crying out to the listeners...

This is one of my favourite songs of all time. Though I don't listen to any other ellie goulding song, I just came to give this song my support!

So dreamy and full of bass. I love her vocals in it and the beat is very catchy. The lyrics are also very interesting.

This is the first song I look for in the list of top songs of Ellie Goulding

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2 Love Me Like You Do

Love Me Like You Do is not only the best but the best song by Ellie Goulding along with Burn! This song gives me goose bumps. It takes me to another world. I always listen to it with my eyes closed. I've read the list earlier b4 but this time checked to see whether this song has reached the top spot or not. Unfortunately not yet. come on guys please vote for this song, its her best so far. But keep Burn intact on the 2nd spot. B4 this Burn was her best. Love this song & Burn! Love ya Ellie!

This song is simply the best among all the Ellie Goulding songs I've EVER heard. This song is simply MAGICAL, that strikes the chords of your heart and reaches deep into the soul. Its incredible! Just enchanting and mesmerizing. The soothing violin takes the breath away and you are left wondering how can a song be so magical? I'm simply in love with it and I'm sure you'll be too once you listen to this song. Make it number one, because it deserves it like none other!


Truly said by you. You just said exactly what I feel about this song- magic. Pure magic.

I have an outrageously huge crush on a famous athlete and best wide receiver The patriots have ever had. He is someone who I've met a few times. For some reason this song makes me think of him every time I hear it. I'm a pilot and travel a lot for work and blast this song frequently in my hotel rooms, in the car, when I'm working out, running, riding on the train. Sometimes with my eyes closed or while I am ironing my uniform. It's one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. Always gets my heart pounding and my mind racing. You can slow dance to it as well.

Best song ever. This song is so beautiful and cute at the same time. Her voice is just so amazing and cute! I love her vocals! So,this song needs to number 1. Her voice is absolutely cute and magical! Man,she's the best British female singer ever! You rock!

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3 Figure 8

I get this inexplicable feeling when I hear the song. For some obscure reason, the song is soothing... And when my heart's racing unusually fast, this song is nothing less than a tonic.

I love the music and her voice. It's all so powerful! Her voice is really strong and clear. And the music video is amazing! I love Ellie. She is my favorite artist. I am addicted and obsessed with her.

In my opinion this song should be number one, right next to starry eyed this song is so awesome very inspiring and I'm honestly shocked that all these other songs are "better" I am gonna look for a website that has starry eyed as #1, the. Figure 8 as number two and I guess now you know what kind of ellie goulding songs I like laugh out loud

So underrated

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4 Burn

The best song of ellie ever...

Look, I like this song, but its really far from being her best song. I get it, the people below really like this style, but come on. I felt the same way at first as well, but now the song is a bit boring to me. Guns and Horses is a still a great song, 3 years later though. Aside from that, congratulations to Ellie on this being her first UK #1 Ever!

This song is AMAZING! Trust me even my mum likes it aha

Complete beauty!

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5 Anything Could Happen

This song is definitely her best song. Think about it: Its one of the, if not, the most deep and meaningful song I have ever heard. It's true is so many ways. Anything Could Happen at any time, that's true. It stands out more than any pop song today, its definitely that song that makes you stop and think about life for awhile and how spontaneous it can be. Point is: best song out of all of the other legendary songs that she has made.

The is definitely one of her best songs. Should be in the top three.

Sound is amazing. Music of this song is awesome. Whenever I m in trouble I like to listen these kind of song


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6 My Blood

Best song of Ellie Goulding, yet. Wonderful lyrics intersect magnificently with the music. Definitely one of her best. Her harmonious voice of hers calms me down, terrifically.

Lyrics are perfect. This song pumps me up while I'm running because she can't die and is healing. "And God knows I'm not dying but I bleed now, And God knows it's the only way to heal now." Pure poetry. It gives me motivation to run faster. She can pump me up or calm me down with this song and several others. She is the best female singer this world has ever seen.

So brilliant and catchy, makes me want to break out in dance! The chorus makes my heart beat crazy! Keep it up Ellie - Mikemyesha

Good song

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7 I Need Your Love

I love that song from the darkest bottom of my heart

The chorus is what makes the song. Then Calvin Harris has the beat. She shows perfection with the way she sings the song. Without a doubt her best song.
1. I Need Your Love
2. Starry Eyed
3. Lights
4. Explosions
5. Figure 8

This song is amazing and the video is super cute too

Amazing Song

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8 Explosions

WHY ON EARTH IS THIS SONG ALL THE WAY DOWN HERE?!?! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD? ;) haha but seriously, this song is truly incredible. So emotional and haunting, and it shows off the most amazing parts of Ellie's voice in a number of different ways. One of my favourite songs of all time for sure.

She is the opera, literally. This song is about her father and a boy. It's about losing someone for good and realizing that you're going to make it even though it's a great burden. It's exceedingly emotional and it can be analyzed a different way every time you listen to it. The opera in the back. Her voice is perfect thought the performance. She is a believer in perfection and she knows it's perfect. That's why this is her best song and she is the best musician of my generation. You know who also believed in perfection? Michael Jackson. I just think she's better because she writes more than him.

Excerpt: "You left my soul bleeding in the dark
So you could be king
The rules you set are still untold to me and I lost my faith in everything
The nights you could cope, your intentions were gold
But the mountains will shake
I need to know I can still make
Explosions... On the day you wake up."

I really,truely,absolutely adore this song.. It has a mysterious,pacifying and dangerous undertone to it-a different interpretation eachtym I listen to it.. This song is the very reason I absolutely love Ellie Goulding

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9 Starry Eyed

I LOVE STARRY EYED! My opinion would be for starry eyed to be number 1. It's a very touching and magical song! I love her songs and this is the song that I think is the best. I listen to this song everyday. It can never be old fashion! She is my inspiration. I do like Taylor Swift but she beats Taylor Swift in every way! Her songs are unbelievably incredible! I think she is the best singer in the world!

This song is my favorite song in this universe. She is just so passionate with her voice and inspiring. She has a brilliant speechless voice that is undeniably beautiful in my opinion. She is also my favorite artist.

This is a very well song, must be in top position in this chart, energy whom make from this song is very inspiracy

I was listening to this while voting! Awesome song!

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10 Guns and Horses

I even wrote the whole song it's amazing I love the lyrics also the part were she says I left my house left my clothes door wide open heaven knows I love ellie goulding.

Great song. Best from the album Lights (in my opinion). Instrumental and vocals alike are flawless. If you fancy Coldplay and this song, you should check out a mash up between them, with viva la vida vocals and guns and horses instrumental. It's fantastic.

Love this song vote this one up higher please great tune great beat

PinkCyclops, he said he made up the words in lights because he didn't know the real words

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The Contenders

11 Only You

Love this song. I don't know about anyone else, but it reminds me of Voodoo, for some reason. The vocals and the drum beat tempo are amazing, the lyrics simply astonishing. The part that sounds like a chipmunk is just the line "i'm begging you now" sped up, repeated, and high pitched. The "Only You" repeat in the second and last chorus is magical. Definitely most unique Ellie song from Halcyon. Worth at least 10 listens to the newcomer to get accustomed to it.

YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO THIS SONG IF YOU HAVEN'T! The tempo is the best part, honestly. The beats are killer

Not a single but should definitely be in her top 5 greatest songs.

#11! Almost in the top 10, I hope this makes it. This is one of her best songs! I'm listening to it right now ♥️

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12 Hanging On

I've fallen completely in love with this song and the uber talented artist since I listened to it in the victoria's secret commercial. Man this girl is talented with a capital T to the power infinity

Why is this amazingly gorgeous song all the way down here? It has a very unique feel, and has a beautiful beat and rhythm to it. I love the way her voice seems to simply synthesize with the effects. Best Ellie Goulding song ever!

When Active Child released this track in 2011 it was the most beautiful song I had ever heard. Ellie's cover is beautiful too. How could it not be when working with a master composition. I'm sure Ellie is very grateful to Active Child for his music

I love this song from divergent

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13 The Writer

Seems like I have known the melody for ever... Just love it. If not this then lights would have been my favourite...

HEY! I find this song so appropriate while doing the maths homework too! Perhaps this song has a special relationship with maths.. :D
But really an Excellent song... A Must listen to all...

This is such a touching and beautiful song. It helps me not get bored when I'm doing math homework haha

The definition of beautiful

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14 Your Song

I love this song so much I prefer her singing it to elton john

This song is so amazing, I like it better than the original

Most Romantic Song Ever heard.. Voice floats you in air

I listen to this on repeat, gorgeous vocals and I love the instruments used

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15 Goodness Gracious

Such a joyful song with such great lyrics. The harmonies in the chorus sound amazing as well. This is at least top 20 quality!

How is this not in the top 10? This is such a great song and thank god it is not overplayed in the radio like all of her other song. Even though this song is easily one of her best. Lyrics, melody and a great climax. A perfect pop song

It's just simply fantastic... Her style, lyrics, music... Everything is just so synchronized

This song makes you feel immensely happy

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16 On My Mind

This has got to be one of the best Ellie Goulding songs yet with it's catchy beat and excellent
Vocals, and it is on everyone's mind after securing a spot in our top 50 songs.
This is definitely a song I would recommend to everyone, and anyone who can't find it in them to press that little orange "Vote" button for this song has either been living under a rock or is someone's old grandpa.

So catchy. this is one of best song from her album Delirium. It has secured its position in my top five, don't matter what is it's position in this list.

So completely original and unique, which makes it so special. It's catchy, addictive and will be going round your head all day.

Absolutely LOVE this song! My favourite 💕

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17 In My City

Very underrated. Her voice is sooting and demanding. It's smooth yet alert. Great moral to the song when you read it. Makes me miss home whenever I hear it. Then it makes me fly back because it gets to my head. In my city.

I love this song it's the best ever PLEASE listen to it it's amazing

This has always been one of my favorites, she sounds like an angel and the ltrick are a masterpiece. actually, the whole song is an underrated masterpiece

18 Halcyon

There is something so uplifting about this song, the lyrics, music, everything. It's upbeat but still so calming. It makes you feel as if there are better days to come -- "I know it's not over, baby I've worked this out before its gonna be colder" I just love it and Ellie's voice sounds great as always.

This song, well it has this aura of it, and it stays. The way Ellie cries "It's gonna be better" has this uplifting, yet incredibly dark spirit in the song and how her husky voice carries it on with such precision and emotion never fails to kill me whilst listening.

Amazing song, when I hear it I'm near to cry and I don't know why. It's so amazing, music is stunning and voice of Ellie is so clear and hopeful. I love this with all my heart

This song need more attention. Such great song.

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19 Beating Heart

This song is so AWESOME. The only way to describe it is -totally- UNIQUE. The song makes you feel so much emotions in just the song's duration. You'll feel like you're floating when you're listening to this song. At peace. Nirvana. THIS DESERVES MORE -THE BEST-ATTENTION- AND LOVE. COME ON.

I love this song, not just because it was in Divergent, but it is just so unique. The sound in the background makes me feel like I'm floating if I close my eyes. That's true for most of Ellie Goulding's non mainstream songs but this song is really calm.

Such an amazing song! This song deserves to be in the top 10! I have been obsessed of this song ever since I heard it on Divergent.

An amazing song with a beautiful video. Ellie goulding and sheilene Woodley rocks. A must listen for Ellie goulding fans and also for music lovers

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20 Under the Sheets

I just wanted to say that this is my second favorite song from her. It's the words, music, beat, and the feeling it gave. She has such a sweet melodious raspy girly voice. I love her so damn much.

Her best song!

Definitely in my top 5 Ellie songs!

Definitely in my top 10 Ellie songs!

21 Outside

It's A Nice Song, I just can't stop hear this song, with Calvin Harris, ellie make this song with her nice voice

There's a power in what you do, now every other day I'll be watching you


Must be in top 10 at least! What is this song doing here at 29?! Just amazing song!

It's so sad

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22 How Long Will I Love You

I think its her best composition.. Its just drive me away

Totally the perfect song

This song makes me kinda cry. This one is an emotional classic. It can be one of the most beautiful songs ever to be recorded. Really.

Absolutely one of the best ever written songs

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23 Animal

I like this song it's very upbeat and catchy. But not in that Rebecca Black kind of way, I enjoy listening to this song when I'm not listening to Figure 8 or Starry Eyed

I feel so energized when listening to this song! It successfully lighten up my mood. This should be at top ten actually.

24 Your Biggest Mistake

Music n tune are simply superb

This song is simply awesome

This should be at least in the top 15!

One of her best song

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25 Don't Say a Word

The intro and the instrumental at start is just orgasmic (0:50 onwards)

This song is so beautiful! I completely agree that this song has a beginning like no other.

26 Joy

So incredible! one of her less popular songs, but nevertheless, it's amazing. Must-listen!

Her best emotional vocal performance!

You can hear the raw emotion causing her voice to quiver as she sings, bringing a new level of heartbreak to the song... but that's what makes it so beautiful.

Slow but perfect ♥

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27 Salt Skin

Such an awesome song, deserves a better rating than 9th! Really cool title and lyrics, almost like a poem.

Should be higher than 10th! Awesome lyrics and could listen to it all day!

28 Ritual

I have no idea what this song is so low for its perfection just like her

This song is lovely.

I love ritual it has a hreat sound to it

29 Every Time You Go

This is definitely her best song. The guitar is sick and I love the passion she puts in her voice, it's like you can easily relate to the way she's feeling

This is, in my opinion, one of the best Ellie Goulding songs. I don't understand why it's so underrated. The lyrics are simple, it's catchy, and the guitar is ear-melting. I love this song a lot.

I don't known why it's all way down here. It should be on the top 10 :(

Love this 🎶

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30 I Know You Care

A very heartwarming song, not her best but should at least be in the top 10 I mean seriously now? I actually really like this song it helps me when I'm down

This needs to move up the list! Such a beautiful song with so much emotion - sure to make you cry.

One of her deepest songs to date. A very emotional, soul seraching song that digs into the the inner feelings of people's hearts.

I mean, it's about her Dad leaving. How much more personal can you get. And the fact that she's convinced herself that he 'had' to leave, and still gives a flying fvck. She's stronger than I am

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31 Atlantis

Amazing and emotional song about someone special being in your life just for a while, and then just having them leave :(

I adore this song! one of her absolute best. doesn't get enough recognition

32 Bittersweet

Ellie sound great and its for the twilight soundtrack. And skrillex help with this song

This is one of my most favourite songs of Ellie Goulding! It should be in top 5. I love the beat and everything else. It's awesome!

Love this awesome cool song it's so magical.

Oh come on, #19 this song shoul be on 2nd after lights
Its sooo awesome you should definitely listen to this song

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33 Something in the Way You Move

You can't not dance to this song, it's physically impossible.

This song is just a great song to dance to. It definitely sounds more like Ellie Gouldings style than "On My Mind". Even though I do like "On My Mind"

34 This Love (Will Be Your Downfall)

WHY IN THE WORLD IS THIS SONG HERE. This is my favourite of hers! You have no idea how the start of the music gives me chills and the lyrics are downright relatable. And God, I just love it. It deserves to be in the Top 10. Trust me - the best song to listen to during your "cold" days.

This song is not only my Ellie Goulding's favorite song, but also my all time favorite song ever! This song should be number 1.

The song beginning is awesome. Must listen. I love it

Best song ever

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35 Mirror

Watch/read "Catching Fire" to piece it together. I adore how it reflects Katniss' confusion and sadness almost vividly.

You have to really listen and read the lyrics they are perfect for the real feelings in the movie. Wow. Amazing.

Oi love this song! Goes perfectly with the movie and book Catching Fire!

Not on list but my favorite.

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36 Dead In the Water

32? Unbelievable, please listen to this guys.. this song is amazing, the song that is on Divergent, you all better vote it.

This song makes my heart melt! It gives me this kind of feeling, I don't know what kind, but it makes me listen to it again and again and I never get enough of it...

This song is heartbreaking but so, so beautiful. The 2:27 mark shows off Ellie's raw talent and unbelievable control in her voice.

The lyrics is amazing this is what makes Ellie unique

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37 You My Everything

Damn girl. I just can't stop listening to this. I wish I had someone to show it to, but it is just too awesome for that. Thanks for this song. It just gave me a little bit of happiness when I most needed it.

Any song in Skins Generation 4 should be number 1

Beginning to this song is so sweet and it just gets better from there!

I love this song! It's awesome!

38 Hearts Without Chains

I can't for the life of me figure out why this is no. 46, one of the best songs she has ever done with a beautiful melody and lyrics, so much emotion and a great vocal performance! Ellie Goulding is incredible.

Ellie's voice is full of emotion here. Beautiful song!

This song is one of the best songs of her reissue of Halcyon Days! She should make this a single!

This is my favorite song of all time. It's so sad that it's so low!

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39 I'll Hold My Breath

This song is unbelievably amazing and deserves so much more credit than what it is receiving now. To truly appreciate this song, you should read the lyrics as it plays. It is masterfully written and just touches the heart. It always makes me feel better and I truly believe that it is a musical masterpiece. Let's get this song on to the top!

Very deep and meaningful for any love. Deserves to be at least number two, under Anything Could Happen (1). The instrumental, vocals, and lyrics are so deep and meaningful. Sounds a bit like the "Last Christmas, I Gave You My Heart" hook.

The lyrics are simply sweet. love the beat and the tune. Sad to know that many people don't know this song:( I think it's worth to be at least in top 5..

This song deserves to be in the top 10 for sure...have been listening to it for the past 2 hours.

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40 Human

The beginning to this song is like waking up in heaven and just laying on a soft cloud with the nice warm sun beaming down on you. It just gives me chills but overall this song is awesome!

This song needs to be higher! How could someone not love the chorus?

41 Stay Awake

! I love the music! So magical! It's what I've been waiting for! The song that I go back to again and again!

This is one of her best songs! Pretty disappointed to see that this song isn't higher up

This song should be way higher!

This song is so energic that it brings me up plus the voice of Ellie in the song is incredible

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42 The Greatest

One of Ellie's best song...

Love this one...!

43 Without Your Love
44 Devotion

The original version of this song is brilliant, but the live version. WOW. I saw Ellie live at the O2 in March 2016 and she sang the acoustic version. Just her and a guitar. I'd never really listened to the lyrics before then but it was possibly the best three minutes of my life. The whole song was stunning from start to end. If you don't like the original - or even if you do, I love it - look up the live version. You won't regret it.

Favourite song from delirium.

Simply beautiful

Gorgeous song.

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45 High for This

This song is pure magic. Even better than the weeknds version. It's the kind of song you listen to when you just want relaxation.

It should be number 1 in the list

Wow! Top 10 for sure! I'm surprised!


46 Still Falling For You

The lyrics are amazing along with the beats of the music...should be on top 15 at least

Such a beautiful song... the emotion in it is so pure. This song should be higher on the list. The lyrics are so pretty and the beat compliments it perfectly. ~Thunderstorm460

47 Army

This song should be in the top tens. Love me like you do and lights should be the top two as they are still but this also deserves to be in the tens.

I seriously don't know WHY this is no.65. Sure, I love lights and love me like you do and on my mind but this as well. Come on, it should be one of the top ones. Ellie's my favourite singer, as well as Demi lovato. U both rock!

Amazing song, a tribute to her best friend. So sweet, it gives you the chills.


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48 Wish I Stayed

How this song can be 35? Listen to the powerful verses. They talk about leaving your hometown and not caring about it. It is really emotional.

I can't understand why this isn't in the top 3. For me is clearly the best!

49 Little Dreams

In the beginning the song seems bored but them you start to feel the magic, because this theme is awesome

Forget best Ellie Goulding songs, this is one of the absolute greatest pieces of music to have been conceptualized!

This song is a little bit obsessive, but I love it!

One of the most underrated songs of Ellie. This song is definitely magical.

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50 Home

Amazing song just gotta listen in a bit

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