10 Underrated Ed Sheeran-Penned Songs
Start writing a post
Entertainment

10 Underrated Ed Sheeran-Penned Songs

Do you know them?

344
10 Underrated Ed Sheeran-Penned Songs
The Sun

Ed Sheeran is set to release his newest album, "÷" (pronounced 'divide') March 3, 2017. He's already teased fans with a few songs, including "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill." To celebrate Ed's success, let's look at some of his lesser known material. Here are 10 underrated Ed Sheeran songs that deserve their time to shine.

1. "Little Bird"

There's something so sweet and innocent about this song. "Bird" is sometimes used as a nickname for a pretty girl, so Ed calling the girl his "little bird" is pretty adorable. It's about being afraid of falling too soon, but wanting to be with that person regardless. One of the best lines is: "Strawberries taste how lips do."

2. "I Was Made For Loving You"

This is a song Ed sings with the incredibly talented Tori Kelly. Their voices mix nicely together, and the lyrics are beautiful and honest. Ed has said he wishes this is a song he kept for himself, but the song still sounds amazing with Tori. One of the prettiest lines is: "Even though we may be hopeless hearts just passing through."

3. "Friends"

If for some reason you didn't click that link to listen to the song, do it! This song is hands down one of Ed's best and deserves way more recognition. Whether we like it or not, we've probably all developed a crush on a friend at some point or another. Maybe you're in a casual relationship that doesn't feel so casual anymore. Whatever the case may be, almost everyone can relate to this song. Best lyrics: "Friends should sleep in other beds. And friends shouldn't kiss me like you do."

4. "Hotel Ceiling"


This song was given to the band Rixton. Even though the song has a video with almost 10 million views, the band itself isn't that big and hasn't had a hit in a while. The song has a very intense story line and video to match. The lyrics are full force right from the start: "I can see it coming right full circle, my friend. On the TV, they said they had reported you dead."

5. "Firefly"


"Firefly" has a similar tone to "Little Bird." It's about that feeling you get in the middle of the night when you realize you're in love. The lyric everyone deserves to hear is: "We'll stay quiet underneath shooting stars if it helps you sleep."

6. "Shirtsleeves"


This song is about being someone's shoulder to cry on. The music has a little edge to it compared to some of Ed's other work, and his voice is perfect like always. Some of the vulnerable lyrics are: "I lied. I tried to cry, but I'm - I'm drowning in the oceans you made."

7. "Dark Times"


Ed worked with The Weeknd to create this gem. His raspy vocals mixed with The Weeknd's smooth ones make for a great pair. It's an unexpected collaboration, but The Weeknd says he would've made an entire album with Ed if they had the time. Best lyrics: "Only my mother could love me for me."

8. "Cold Coffee"


Ed's old stuff is so beautifully simple, and "Cold Coffee" is no exception to that. Ed and the girl he's singing about aren't the most compatible and their future it unclear, but he's willing to go for it. Some lyrics that sum it all up are: "And you can stay with me forever, or you can stay with me for now."

9. "Over Again"


Ed wrote this song for One Direction. Not only is this an underrated song for the band, but Ed as well. The rhythm goes slightly askew as the song builds toward the end, and the lyrics are very unique. It's hard to pick a favorite line, but some of the best are: "Whether we're together or apart we can both remove the masks and admit we regret it from the start."

10. "Autumn Leaves"


This song has its own merchandise, so it's fairly popular with Ed Sheeran fans. However, the general public probably doesn't know about it. It's obviously a great song to listen to during the season of fall. One of the prettiest lines is: "Do you ever wonder if the stars shine out for you?"

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

45948
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

119489
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments