I think everyone can agree that Ed Sheeran is a king at mixing together different musical styles and themes.
In particular, romantic ballads and love songs are one of Ed’s strengths.
In the guide below, check out our picks for best Ed Sheeran love songs. Whether you need an idea for a wedding song or anniversary, or just want to check out some of Ed’s under-appreciated hits, we have something for everyone.
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Best Ed Sheeran Love Songs
27. Give Me Love
Give Me Love goes back and forth between love and lust for Ed. This song was the sixth and final single released from ‘Plus’.
Give a little time to me or burn this out
We’ll play hide and seek to turn this around
All I want is the taste that your lips allow
My, my, my, my, oh give me love
Similar to Galway Girl off the same album, this gem has a European line dance vibe to it. It’s actually a bonus track from the ‘Divide’ era and under-appreciated in quality.
Well, get up, up on the dancefloor, move, it’s a Saturday night
I fell in love with the sparkle in the moonlight
Reflected in your beautiful eyes
I guess that is destiny doing it right
Reaching back into Ed Sheeran‘s vault, you’ll find this nice Ed Sheeran love song. It’s from an EP titled ‘Songs I Wrote With Amy’ from back in 2010 and it was included in some of the songs that got Ed signed to his major label deal.
Tell me if I’m wrong
Tell me if I’m right
Tell me if you need a loving hand
To help you fall asleep tonight
This Ed Sheeran love song may not be a wedding pick – part of the song is about falling in love with someone else – but it still finds a place on this list. It’s a song about realizing what you have and never letting it go.
This is the start of something beautiful
This is the start of something new
23. Nancy Mulligan
Ed Sheeran wrote this song as an ode to his grandparents, re-telling their story and using their names in a song. The message is perfect for anyone though – find the women you love and enjoy everything that life brings from beginning to end!
I was twenty-four years old
When I met the woman I would call my own
Twenty-two grand kids now growing old
In that house that your brother bought ya
22. I Don’t Care
Ed Sheeran‘s first single off of his No.6 Collaborations Project album is a back-and-forth with Justin Bieber about the joys of going out to a party as long as your significant other is there. It’s the musical version of what couples in their late-twenties, after their bar days are gone, feel like.
Cause I don’t care when I’m with my baby, yeah
All the bad things disappear
Yeah, you’re making me feel like maybe I am somebody
I can deal with the bad nights when I’m with my baby, yeah
Not a traditional Ed Sheeran love song, ‘One’ is about the joys of finding love when you are less than sober. However, it’s a bit underrated as far as Ed Sheeran ballads go and deserves a little more praise than it gets.
Take my hand and my
Heart and soul, I will
Only have these eyes for you
This duet with Ella Mai is on Ed’s new Collaborations project. It’s a fun love song that also has some radio appeal. Ella Mai’s voice compliments Ed well on this song, as they trade verses about being there for each other.
Hey, baby, we can dance slowly
My, darlin’, I’ll be all you need, you need
I know it doesn’t make your day or week, or week, or week
So put it all on me
This song is half love ballad and half breakup song, but couples who have had to endure both will appreciate this Ed Sheeran love song. It’s an underrated gem from ‘Multiply’ and a nice reminder that life isn’t always so simple, but being there for someone can mean the world.
When salted tears won’t dry
I’ll wipe my shirtsleeves
Under your eyes
These hearts will be flooded tonight
Made for those who have had to endure a long distance relationship, Photograph is a sweet song about missing the person you love. It’s a reminder to keep love in your memories and don’t take yourself too seriously.
So you can keep me
Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans
Holding me closer ’til our eyes meet
You won’t ever be alone, wait for me to come home
17. The A Team
Not a traditional love song, but The A Team was Ed Sheeran‘s first worldwide hit and is associated with love for many fans. Rumor has it that the song is actually about a prostitute, but if you look passed that you can still enjoy the song.
And they say
She’s in the Class A Team
She’s stuck in her daydream
Been this way since eighteen
16. Galway Girl
This is one of Ed Sheeran‘s funnest love ballads, thanks to its lighthearted lyrics and irish dance vibe. It was an immediate standout when ‘Divide’ was released and easy to see why.
You know, she played the fiddle in an Irish band
But she fell in love with an English man
Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand
Said, “Baby, I just wanna dance”
With my pretty little Galway girl
15. Small Bump – Best Ed Sheeran Baby Song
Compared to most songs on this list which are about love for a spouse, Small Bump is an Ed Sheeran ballad for a new child in your live. It’d an ode to having a child and holding them for the first time.
Oh, you’re just a small bump unknown, you’ll grow into your skin
With a smile like hers and a dimple beneath your chin
Finger nails the size of a half grain of rice
And eyelids closed to be soon opened wide
A small bump, in four months you’ll open your eyes
This fun love song covers a topic that most couples do – dreaming about seeing the world together while sitting together on a sofa. It was released in 2010 on an EP titled ‘Loose Change’ and then re-released as a bonus track on Ed’s major label debut a year later.
We could fly to Berlin, Tokyo or Jamaica
We can go where you want
Say the word and I’ll take ya
But I’d rather stay on the sofa
On the sofa, with you
13. All of the Stars
This song was the promotional track for the movie ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ back in 2014. It plays over the end credits and Ed shot a music video for it as well. The song is based off of the movie, which is about two teenage cancer patients who fall in love with each other.
So open your eyes and see
The way our horizons meet
And all of the lights will lead
Into the night with me
Under-appreciated from Divide is this Ed Sheeran love song. It’s a slower ballad about not wanting to ever be apart from the one that you love. Ed’s smooth voice glides over top of this melody easily.
That every night I’ll kiss you you’ll say in my ear
Oh we’re in love aren’t we?
Hands in your hair, fingers and thumbs baby
I feel safe when you’re holding me near
11. South of the Border
This collaboration with Camila Cabello and Cardi B is a fun songs similar in beat and tone to ‘Shape of You’. Camila’s voice is the perfect compliment to Ed and they sing back and forth about meeting the perfect mate.
So I’m gonna put my time in
I won’t stop until the angels sing
Jump in that water, be free
Come south of the border with me
10. Best Part of Me
This collaboration with Yebba is off of Ed’s No. 6 Collaborations Project album and its the closest thing to a 2019 Ed Sheeran wedding song since ‘Perfect’ off of Divide. The song is a sweet ballad about the joys of falling in love and it is complimented by Yebba’s awesome verse.
But she loves me, she loves me
Why the hell she love me
When she could have anyone else?
9. Shape Of You
The lead single from Ed Sheeran‘s third album, Divide, is an upbeat ballad about meeting a new lover. While the chorus is a bit shallow “in love with the shape of you”, the song is meant to be fun and for the summer.
We talk for hours and hours about the sweet and the sour
And how your family is doing okay
Leave and get in a taxi, then kiss in the backseat
Tell the driver make the radio play, and I’m singing likeGirl, you know I want your love
8. Grade 8
This song is about that feeling you get when you first fall in love with someone for the first time. It’s an underrated jam from Ed’s major label debut, Plus, released in 2011.
You’re strumming on my heart strings
Like you were a grade eight but I never felt this way,
I’ll pick your feet up off of the ground
And never ever let you down
7. Kiss Me
Settle down with me
Cover me up
Cuddle me inLie down with me
And hold me in your arms
‘Perfect’ normally gets all of the praise from Divide as far as Ed Sheeran love songs go, but it’s ‘Dive’ that’s a little more ambitious and rewarding. The electric guitar gives this track a rough-around-the-edges vibe, but the topic is all love.
So don’t call me baby
Unless you mean it
Don’t tell me you need me
If you don’t believe it
So let me know the truth
Before I dive right into you
5. Lego House
Nobody has ever made lego pieces sound so romantic before, but this Ed Sheeran love song uses multiple double entendres to drive the message home. It’s a standout from Plus, Ed’s major label debut.
My three words have two meanings
There’s one thing on my mind, it’s all for youAnd it’s dark in a cold December, but I’ve got ya to keep me warm
And if you’re broken I’ll mend ya
And keep you sheltered from the storm that’s raging on now
4. How Would You Feel (Paean)
‘How Would You Feel’ is a sweet song about falling in love and the excitement it brings. It’s one of Ed’s slower ballads, perfect for a wedding first dance song. It’s not as overused as ‘Perfect’ is, but was a promotional single for ‘Divide’ so it has a recognizable quality.
You are the one girl
And you know that it’s true
I’m feeling younger
Every time that I’m alone with you
3. Wake Me Up
See I could do without a tan
On my left hand, where my fourth finger meets my knuckle
And I should run you a hot bath
And fill it up with bubbles
Baby, I’m dancing in the dark with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song
When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath
But you heard it, darling, you look perfect tonight
1. Thinking Out Loud
Probably Ed Sheeran‘s most famous love song, this was a massive hit on his 2014 Multiply album. It was also the inspiration to other Ed Sheeran love songs such as ‘Perfect’ and ‘Best Part of Me’. It’s dominated at weddings over the last 5+ years and has its place in time as one of the best wedding songs of all time.
So honey now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
What is your favorite Ed Sheeran love song? Did we miss any from the list? Comment below and let us know!