Lately, I've been listening to Ed Sheeran a lot. Ever since I was about 13, I've been religiously listening to Ed Sheeran and following his music career. He's a true talent. Therefore, I have compiled a list of songs that everyone should listen to and get more acquainted with.
1. Give Me Love
Give Me Love has been one of my favorite Ed Sheeran songs ever since it was released. Something about the tortured soul vibe of this song encapsulated my soul.
2. Take It Back
I could sing the chorus of this song at karaoke every weekend. I love when Ed raps over his acoustic. I also love it when he gets the raspiness in his voice. He's a true talent.
3. Galway Girl
Galway Girl touches my little Irish heart every time I hear it. It also makes me want to jump into an Irish jig and onto a plane to head to Galway.
UNI has to be my favorite Ed song hands down. I've been trying to master the rap part since I was about 13, and I have yet to succeed. Also, to this day I still think his play on "you and I ended over U N I" is brilliant.
5. The Man
The man is another rap ballad, but this one tells a torturing story. I find myself imagining this story in my head, riding down the road on a rainy day. I think about all the heartbreaks I once had.
6. Wake Me Up
This song is poetry being read over a soft piano. I get chills every time I listen to this song and I can never decide if I want a romance like this or just someone to love me the way Ed loved this woman.
This song gave me chills the first time I heard it. It's one of those songs that your soul just knows the words to. Ed sings as a truly tortured soul in this song and it's absolutely beautiful.
I love this song because it is so soft and smooth. Ed's voice is so calming and absolutely beautiful . I could truly listen to this song for hours and be calmed every moment.
9. Nancy Mulligan
This song is so cute! It pulls from traditional Irish music and it also tells the love story of Ed's Irish grandparents.
10. I See Fire
This song was featured in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Perhaps that is the exact reason as to why I listen to this song when I'm working on my stuff for Dungeons and Dragons or after I've watched my fill of Game of Thrones for the day. Either way, this song is absolutely brilliant and Ed uses beautiful imagery in his lyrics.
11. You Need Me, I Don't Need You
This song is so iconic because Ed is really just laying into people that are fake to him. All in a typical Ed rap he talks about all the struggles he faced while climbing his way to success.
If I remember correctly, Ed performed this song at a MTV awards show one year, and ever since then I have loved this song. Something about the song feels so haunting, and, as always, Ed's voice is beautiful.
So there you have it. The top fifteen songs of Ed Sheeran's that are underrated! If you get a moment of spare time give these songs a listen. I promise you won't be disappointed.