Top 10 Best Ed Sheeran Songs

From the early days of The A Team and the chart-topping + album, to the romantic ballads of x and the genre-blending tracks of ÷, Sheeran's career has been a rollercoaster of catchy tunes and heartfelt lyrics. Each album brought a new sound, showing his growth as an artist and songwriter. He's experimented with pop, folk, hip-hop, and even dabbled in EDM, never afraid to push his boundaries.

So, what makes a great Ed Sheeran song? Is it the infectious melodies that get stuck in your head for days? The relatable lyrics that speak to your own experiences? Or the raw emotion that shines through in every performance? Maybe it's a combination of all these factors. Whatever it is, there's no denying that Sheeran has a knack for creating music that connects with people on a deep level.
The Top Ten
1 The A Team

What a beautiful song - wow. The video made my eyes water the first time I saw it. I love this song. What's even better is how realistic it is.

Most songs nowadays just degrade women and talk about irrelevant things. This song describes stuff that happens every day. It's so sad. The video is very sad. Ed Sheeran is a very talented man.

I love this song so much. It's the song that just makes you think about life so much more. The song says so much and talks about all the struggles that maybe a person is also going through.

I adore the song and will never forget it because it's about something other than what all these other artists sing about, which often doesn't even make sense. Thank God for Ed Sheeran.

2 Thinking Out Loud

Ed is such an amazing talent. I am so glad that I have lived long enough to enjoy such a gifted artist. His lyrics are not only thought-provoking but can also carry you right into the story and touch the lives of so many people who can see themselves involved in many of the storylines.

Thinking Out Loud has a special meaning for me since I am 70, and I have lived through everything the song talks about. I hope all of you can live as long and one day look back on this song and feel the same kind of emotions I feel when I listen to it.

3 Give Me Love

The sound of this song alone is already a reason to regard it as one of the most beautiful songs ever written. Upon examination of the lyrics and their deeper meaning, the listener feels his desperation and desires through both wordplay and vocal power. The song relaxes me, filling me with a rather juxtaposing sense of both happiness and melancholy.

Ed Sheeran himself has said that this is one of his favorites to perform, as demonstrated by the passion in his voice and his repetitive lyrics signaling his desire for the song to continue indefinitely rather than ending.

4 Lego House

Lego House is far better than A Team. It's lyrically superior and downright beautiful to listen to because of the depth of emotion in Ed's voice. I fell in love with this song more and more when I heard it, and now I put it on repeat.

The sentiments in the song are utterly heart-melting. The things Ed's voice does to me! My other favorite that's not mentioned here is Sunburn, such a brilliant song.

It's such a cute and heartwarming song. Not only is it sung by the completely adorable Ed Sheeran, but the video also includes the completely adorable Rupert Grint! This was a dream come true because I am a crazy Ed Sheeran fan and also a huge Potterhead. In my opinion, the song is definitely Mr. Sheeran's best work.

5 Photograph

This song should seriously be in the top 3 list. It's so touching, and the tune makes you cry for no reason. And don't forget the lyrics, "so you can keep me inside the pocket of your ripped jeans...waiting for me to come home."

This reminds me of my current relationship and how it's slowly coming to an end. We will ultimately end up in each other's memories, hurting on the inside and crying behind each other's backs. I love you, Ed Sheeran.

I think that this song may not be his best lyrically, because The A Team, I See Fire, and Autumn Leaves are way too good. But in terms of composition and emotion, Photograph excels. It actually tugs at heartstrings, and though I've never been in such a relationship, I can relate to it by juxtaposing it with fictional relationships.

This one will never be forgotten and will pass the test of time, I hope.

6 Castle on the Hill

Who thought that this deserved to be the 14th best song Ed Sheeran has made? Literally, only 2% of all Sheerios think that this deserves to be the best of all time. Wow. This song is upbeat, but it's not about love or getting back at someone.

It's about enjoying your childhood and reflecting on the great times you've had with your friends. If you think about your own life, you will tear up, just like I did.

My personal favorite of all Ed's songs brings back happy memories of carefree days spent with my mates as a youngster growing up in the sixties and seventies. Some of those friends have sadly since passed on, but that just makes this song and the memories it evokes even more poignant to me. Thanks, Ed. You are a great songwriter.

7 I See Fire

In every movie, you always think: Ugh, the credits. Then you walk away or shut off the movie. But the people who stay get to listen to some of these amazing songs. This is an example of one of those songs.

This song is beautiful, amazing, and definitely belongs with the movie. Honestly, if I hadn't listened to this song, I would've never discovered Ed Sheeran and all of his amazing songs. But this one will be my favorite.

"I See Fire" is a song in the credits of one of my favorite movies. Who wouldn't sit down and listen to this beautiful song? There really is something about that song that's amazing. It makes me feel a certain way that I can't explain.

It will always be one of my favorite songs and should be played on the radio. It really should be at the top of the list.

8 Perfect

The title speaks for itself. The sound of the violin is pretty and soothing. This will be my future wedding song. It's also a hit from the heart, and it tugs at mine and other people's heartstrings.

It's one of those songs that gets stuck in your head. The lyrics are very catchy and meaningful. The song is also romantic. It's a song that makes girls want to swoon. It's a beautiful, sweet love song.

Why I hate music criticism nowadays: Beautiful songs such as this are crushed to pieces by being on the same album as an overrated number one hit, such as Shape of You. This also happened to Beyoncé with Formation, and to Ed with his previous album. All you heard was Thinking Out Loud, when every other song on the album was better.

The same happens with this one with Shape of You, and the album gets hate for that one song. Fair? I think not. This also attracts hate towards the artist for a few songs being overrated and overplayed. Rant over.

9 Shape of You

Seriously, number 23? This was one of the topmost songs for more than 20 weeks. This was one of the best songs I've ever heard.

Great lyrics, awesome music!

This song is incredible. It is such a shame that Stormzy didn't actually surprise the people. He ruined this song. Stormzy utterly ruined it, and now I am so mad.

This song is amazing, along with Castle on the Hill. Both of them should be in the top 5!

10 Kiss Me

This song makes me think of that special person and makes me feel all of those crazy emotions that come with it. His voice goes from soft and beautiful to more rough and powerful, and then back to a sweet falsetto. The pure talent in his singing, in combination with amazing lyrics, gives me chills every time.

I vote for this song because it has so much feeling, emotion, and the lyrics are beautiful. The song is really passionate. I think this song is Ed Sheeran's best, along with Give Me Love. I'm really glad that I discovered Ed Sheeran because his songs are different from other popular songs today.

The Contenders
11 Don't

My all-time favorite song out of a long list of favorites by Ed Sheeran. He has the ability to make sure that you have to stop and listen to the words of any song he sings.

I love many different types of music, but he is my favorite artist right now. "Don't" is the epitome of how I felt at the end of a bad relationship. It may be personalized to him, but it has the ability to be relatable to the "I was cheated on" situation. Please vote.

This song is one of the Ed Sheeran songs I like. It is easily my favorite Ed Sheeran song. I don't see why this is at number 12. I really like Sing too, which uses the same style. I hope he takes his music in a direction more like Don't and Sing, but also keeps some of the slower, heartfelt songs.

12 Drunk

Love this song - it's a mix of singing and rap and has such a great beat. It sticks in your head, and you can link with it and relate it back to your own life. The video combines seriousness and humor. It's my favorite Ed Sheeran song.

Actually, Ed is too awesome for me to pick just one song, so I have my top 3: Drunk, You Need Me, I Don't Need You, and Give Me Love. I voted for this one because it was the lowest on the list. It should definitely be higher!

This song is for broken-hearted people who hunger for love. They let drinking and other bad habits entertain them to forget the feeling of not being loved for a while. It's a great song.

13 You Need Me, I Don't Need You

This song is just amazing! I know it isn't like the usual Ed Sheeran's sad and slow songs, but the talent he shows in this one deserves more than just number 8! Amazing rhythm and speed when he gets to the last verses. Vote!

If any of you think Ed doesn't sing fast, think again! This song is very upbeat and is really fun to sing along with. The lyrics are amazing, and I can't stop listening to it! It's very trendy. It's worth the money if you purchase it on iTunes.

Polysyllabic rhyming - the rapping is good. How can the record people say he is a bad rapper? He reminds me of a British, white, male Lauryn Hill: great voice, can rap. One of the best British rap songs, in my opinion.

14 Everything Has Changed

Such a nice, catchy melody. It's calm, nice, and beautiful. Best song! Love you, Ed.

Without Ed Sheeran, this song would not be a hit.

This song is just beautiful. Two amazing singers. Wonderful work.

15 Sing

The first song I heard of Ed's was, actually, of all things, when he played it on Britain's Got Talent. It immediately caught me and stayed in my head, not that I usually like this sort of "soft artist." I am now listening to both his albums "+" and "x," and appreciate his young and fresh talent.

I can't help but dance around to it. I don't even like pop music, but the guitar is so funky, and his voice sounds great up high.

Great song. I love the different types of techniques used in the music and beats. Simply awesome!

16 Cold Coffee

This is just one of the most authentic songs I've ever heard. Even from the first time I heard this song, I felt that special "warmth" that Ed's songs give.

I really love how his acoustic style can bring so much peace to your mind yet overpower you with an urgency that stirs your blood with so many colors and emotions. Each note doesn't strike as simply a note, but rather as a shade, a feeling, a comfort. His songwriting is very accessible, and that's what I find very enjoyable - the realism and connection that exist in his voice and music.

17 Galway Girl

Best Ed Sheeran song! Deserves the number 1 spot! The music is so groovy. The lyrics are too good. He's nailed it with his singing!

I love Galway Girl! It is my number 1 Ed Sheeran song. It shouldn't be ranked at number 53. I say it should be number 1.

All the Irishness in this song makes me way too happy.

18 Autumn Leaves

This song is so touching. When I listened to it for the first time, I couldn't believe how my tears were coming out, even though I wanted to hold them back. For me, it doesn't matter what position it gets. This song is simply beautiful and every work of Ed's is awesome. He's a true artist and musician.

This song made me cry when I listened to it. It holds so much meaning to me and hurts my heart every time I hear it. It definitely deserves to be in the top 10!

It's a beautiful song! A beautiful ballad with amazing guitars and such a delicate touch to it. Ed Sheeran is just amazing!

19 Small Bump

This song is so beautiful. It has so much meaning to it. It's so different from other songs these days, and I think that's an important quality to have in a great song.

When I listen to this song, it brings out so much emotion. I actually cry almost every time I hear it.

There is so much meaning behind the song, and especially when he sings it, the audience can tell how much he's put into it and why he loves it. The meaning of the song is pretty straightforward as well.

This song made me cry the first time I ever heard it! Ed Sheeran is the most original, talented artist I've ever heard, and I love how he plays the guitar as well as sings.

20 Bloodstream

This is an edgy, high-energy song about a guy coping with lost love by using hallucinogens. In his altered state, he is not aware of when the drug has taken effect - thus the call for someone to "tell me when it kicks in."

The song desperately needs a remix, as the album version with all the soft instrumental additions from the studio loses the energy of Ed's live version with the loop pedal. Listen to the 2015 BRIT Awards Show version. It's mesmerizing.

This is my favorite Ed Sheeran song because it makes me feel incredible every time I hear it. You've got the beginning with the interesting calmness, then the chorus adds piano, and then the insane ending that builds up slowly with the synth and then the low piano, and ends softly with just his voice.

21 All of the Stars

This beautiful piece is what made me read the book. I thought that perhaps I could understand the song better if I read it. I almost cried when I first listened to it, and also the first time I watched the video. There are so many feels, so many emotions from this song. Ed Sheeran is absolutely amazing!

This song is just too beautiful! How is it so far down the list? This is undoubtedly my favorite Ed Sheeran song. I never tire of hearing it. On the contrary, I have been loving it more each time. There's so much emotion involved, and his voice is just amazing.

22 Wake Me Up

I like this song because although people go through difficult times with their partners and their relationships, Ed displays the thoughts and true feelings once he or she leaves. And realizing that it's just the silly little things that he misses the most makes it even more touching. This is a great song and I would recommend it to anyone.

This is a truly beautiful song that expresses such exquisite and beautiful feelings. It's passionate. I love this song very much. It deserves to be #1. This song specifically conveys the heartfelt and sincere feelings everyone would want to hear. Ed Sheeran, you're the man!

23 Afire Love

I'm really surprised it's #30 on this list. This is not just my favorite Ed Sheeran song. It's actually my all-time favorite song. Everything about this song is just perfect: the lyrics, his voice, the music, and the way he pours his heart and soul into this song.

Words can't really describe how much I love this song. No matter how many times I listen to it, I'm never really going to get enough of it.

This song is beautifully written. The first part of the song Ed dedicated to his late grandfather, who suffered from Alzheimer's twenty years before he passed on. He also talks about the love his grandparents shared. It's beautiful and heart-wrenching.

24 Beautiful People
25 Shivers

It's his newest single and his most upbeat dance song yet. He's done upbeat songs before, but none quite like this. He released it on September 10th, 2021, and it debuted at #1 in the U.K. dance charts, ending Bad Habits' 11-week streak as #1. It even has 2010's vibes and is perfect for partying.

I just think this song is amazing!

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