Ed Sheeran’s magnetic pull on the charts keeps getting stronger with every release. His January 6, 2017, double, single, ‘Castle on the Hill’ and ‘Shape of You,’ took just four days to break Spotify’s all-time streaming record.
This all follows his second album ‘x,’ which garnered more than 2 million sales in the U.S. and became one of the decade’s biggest sellers back home. Anyone with the faintest of Top 40 aspirations wants to work with Sheeran – the most recent example being James Blunt – and in the past five years he’s lent his songwriting skills to some of the biggest hits. From multi-million sellers to some lesser-known collaborations, we’ve gathered Sheeran’s best non-solo moments that he’s given to others.
1. Rita Ora - "Your Song" (2017)
When Ed sent Rita the bones of her latest hit "Your Song" she immediately knew that she was onto something really good. Ora has called it, “one of the easiest songs I’ve ever done,” saying that they went into the studio and finished it together before heading to the pub for a drink. We would literally do anything to have a drink with Rita and Ed at the pub, and we wouldn’t really mind writing and recording this banger either.
Tip for young players: listen out for Ed’s voice in the chorus.
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