Top 10 Best Ellie Goulding Songs

The Top Ten
1 Love Me Like You Do

I have an outrageously huge crush on a famous athlete, the best wide receiver the Patriots have ever had. He is someone whom 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. I 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. It always gets my heart pounding and my mind racing. You can slow dance to it as well.

2 Lights

While "Love Me Like You Do" is definitely my favorite, as it's in my top 100 favorite songs of all time, this is simultaneously both a very close second and a far second.

It's close in the sense that I love this song almost as much, but far in the sense that it is overpowered by how much I like the first song. Still, though, I would say I like this song about 80% as much.

I can relate in so many ways. I was one of the unpopular kids ever since primary school due to my family issues. People always treated me differently because they knew about my family scandals. Consequently, I couldn't fit into any group and was always so alone throughout my school years.

After everything I have been through, I am now very comfortable being alone, no longer fearing other people's eyes and judgments. Now, I have a fantastic career, which people could never connect to that introverted, unconfident kid.

This song is amazing. It is exactly how I feel.

3 Burn

Great song to bang my head to. This song, just like almost all of Ellie's songs, is very catchy but unique. The lyrics are very poetic and actually meaningful (unlike many popular songs these days).

It's rare for a song that isn't explicitly about relationships or sex to triumph the way this song did on Billboard. Way to go!

This is the best song she has ever written! Not only does she sound amazing, but the meaning of the song is beautiful. No matter what people say or think, always stand out and do your own thing.

This song is truly beautiful! This song should be number one!

4 Figure 8

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 going to look for a website that has "Starry Eyed" as #1, then "Figure 8" as number two, and I guess now you know what kind of Ellie Goulding songs I like.

This is the song that tuned me into Ellie Goulding's music. I heard it on the radio one year, and it kept ringing in my head for days until I downloaded it.

I've been a fan ever since. One of her best, should be higher.

5 Anything Could Happen

This song is definitely her best song. Think about it: It's one of the, if not the, most deep and meaningful songs I have ever heard. It's true in so many ways. Anything could happen at any time. That's true.

It stands out more than any pop song today. It's definitely that song that makes you stop and think about life for a while and how spontaneous it can be. The point is: it's the best song out of all the other legendary songs that she has made.

Best song, without a doubt. Lights is good, but not the number one song of her songs. It deserved to be number one, but Anything Could Happen deserves to be song of the year.

Give it some time. It takes time to like this song for everyone.

6 My Blood

The 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.

This is definitely her best song ever. It has a strength that no other song has. This song makes me feel amazing things and my heart beats. The chorus is superb.

"And God knows I'm not dying but I bleed now. And God knows it's the only way to heal now." It's so powerful!

7 Guns and Horses

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.

I even wrote the whole song, it's amazing. I love the lyrics, especially the part where she says, I left my house, left my clothes, door wide open, heaven knows.

I love Ellie Goulding.

Very catchy song with cool lyrics. I love the beat in the song and how it's kind of a happy and sad song at the same time, if you know what I mean.

8 I Need Your Love

When the song starts, the first note generated by the electric guitar assures you that the song's going to be AMAZING! Then, the last two lines of the pre-chorus stanza with the high note are truly spectacular.

Ellie has the perfect voice. This song could not have been sung better by anyone else. What else? I love it. I love it as much as I love Lights.

Along with Lights, this was one of her songs I listened to before I really knew who Ellie was. I love all of her songs, but this one the most, just slightly ahead of Outside.

It's a simple song, but everything beautiful about Ellie's voice is there. And then, Calvin Harris adds the most catchy beat on top of that. I just never get tired of listening to it.

9 Explosions

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 differently every time you listen to it. The opera in the background and her voice are perfect throughout 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.

10 Only You

I 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, and the lyrics are 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 the most unique Ellie Goulding song from Halcyon. Worth at least 10 listens for newcomers to get accustomed to it.

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

The Contenders
11 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 one that I think is the best. I listen to this song every day. It can never be old-fashioned!

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.

12 On My Mind

This has got to be one of the best Ellie Goulding songs yet, with its catchy beat and excellent vocals. 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. 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 completely original and unique, which makes it so special. It's catchy, addictive, and will be going round your head all day.

13 The Writer

Seems like I have known the melody forever. Just love it. If not this, then Lights would have been my favorite.

The lyrics are beautiful and powerful.

The song is catchy but not dumbed down to make it popular.

I love all of her music.

This song has just helped me a lot. It really shows off her vocal ability too.

14 Beating Heart

I love this song, not just because it was in Divergent, but because 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 with this song ever since I heard it on Divergent.

Ellie shows off her breathtaking voice here. She shows levels of control that you won't see in any other artist's music.

15 Hanging On

This is the best song of Ellie's. I prefer her cover to Active Child's, although both are awesome! But here, Ellie's "Hanging On" all the way! I'm hooked to it and I listen to it a million times a day on repeat.

Of course, the version without the Tinie Tempah bit is what I love!

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.

16 Goodness Gracious

How is this not in the top 10? This is such a great song and thank God it is not overplayed on the radio like all of her other songs. Even though this song is easily one of her best.

Lyrics, melody, and a great climax. A perfect pop song.

Not my favorite, but it has such great vibes and so much energy. Great video. Ellie sure loves lights. I can relate to the lyrics so much.

Not my favorite though.

Such a joyful song with great lyrics. The harmonies in the chorus sound amazing as well.

This is at least top 20 quality!

17 Outside

This song is beautiful. When I was having a hard time at school socially, this song helped me through everything.

I just can't get tired of this song, no matter how many times I listen to it.

I love everything about this song.

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


18 Close to Me
19 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 gives. She has such a sweet, melodious, raspy, girly voice.

I love her so damn much.

Definitely in my top 5 Ellie songs!

Definitely in my top 10 Ellie songs!

20 In My City

Very underrated. Her voice is soothing and demanding. It's smooth yet alert. There's a great moral to the song when you read it. It makes me miss home whenever I hear it, then it makes me fly back because it gets to my head.

In my city.

This has always been one of my favorites. She sounds like an angel, and the lyrics are a masterpiece. Actually, the whole song is an underrated masterpiece.

I love this song. It's the best ever.

PLEASE listen to it. It's amazing.

21 Something in the Way You Move

This song is just a great song to dance to. It definitely sounds more like Ellie Goulding's style than "On My Mind", even though I do like "On My Mind".

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

Seriously, how is this only number 21?

22 Hate Me

Like a British Rihanna, Ellie proves her incredible versatility with this unexpected but lovely hip-hop track. Ellie succeeds where Cheryl Cole and Little Mix stumbled.

Just released, I can see this one doing super well, adding to Ellie's already formidable success here in North America.

23 Your Song

Love the song. Love the way she sings it. It's the "prettiest" sounding of all songs in her voice. Love Ellie! Vote!

My favorite song. The lyrics are amazing!

Beauty. Voice and music make you float.

24 How Long Will I Love You

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


This song is absolutely beautiful and should definitely be in the number one spot. If you haven't heard it, go listen to it now.

This is the best love song I've ever heard! So romantic.

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