10 Underrated Ed Sheeran-Penned Songs
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10 Underrated Ed Sheeran-Penned Songs

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10 Underrated Ed Sheeran-Penned Songs
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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?"

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