12 Best Songs Featuring Ed Sheeran

Best Songs Featuring Ed Sheeran
Written by Corey Morgan

Top Songs Featuring Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran may have begun his career with clumsy auditions on short-lived reality TV series, but he has since evolved into a pop megaforce, and everything that he works on seems to turn to gold. He has become one of the most successful pop artists in the world in the span of just ten years. He has sold hundreds of millions of records and has filled stadiums all over the world.

Above and beyond that, he also comes out as a genuinely pleasant guy. He has worked with many other artists, and most recently he co-wrote “Permission to Dance,” a bouncy new song by BTS that was just released on Friday (July 9). Here’s our pick of Best Songs Featuring Ed Sheeran

1. Everything has changed, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.

Taylor Swift - Everything Has Changed ft. Ed Sheeran

This song  is almost certainly going to be the first song that comes to anyone’s mind when they are asked to mention songs featuring Ed Sheeran.

We can only hope that Swift and Sheeran’s decision to re-record their “Everything Has Changed” duet for Red (Taylor’s Version) will pave the way for even more (new) smash collaborations between the two artists.

Their two fan bases fell in love with each other over the 2012 original music about two friends falling in love because of how well their gentle voices blended together.

2. “Perfect Duet,”

Ed Sheeran & Beyoncé

Ed Sheeran - Perfect Duet (with Beyoncé) [Official Audio]

Next on our list of songs featuring Ed Sheeran is this soaring love song with Sheeran and Queen Bey’s raw vocals overlaid with an acoustic guitar.

Their sweet vocal harmonies on the last chorus of the song are just what a newlywed couple needs to hear during their first dance. On the back of the Beyoncé remix, “Perfect” dominated the Billboard Hot 100 in December 2017.

3. “I Dnt Care,”

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber.

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber - I Don't Care [Official Music Video]

Having collaborated on “Love Yourself,” a song that was nominated for a Grammy and made Bieber a household name, the two pop singers were a natural fit for their freewheeling duet.

For the summer hit, Sheeran dug deep into his dancehall repertoire, appealing to both partygoers who aren’t quite feeling the vibe and those who are having the time of their lives.

4. “Dark Times,” by The Weeknd and Ed Sheeran.

The Weeknd ft. Ed Sheeran - Dark Times

Both The Weeknd and Sheeran use the lyrics to caution female listeners against the temptations of substance abuse during times of depression.

5. Suth of the Border

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran - South of the Border (feat. Camila Cabello & Cardi B) [Official Music Video]

The trio recount the narrative of a reciprocal attraction felt between a white caucasian man and a latina woman. Both Camila and Cardi represent the latino lover echoing back this mostly sexual yearning.

Cardi B’s character, in contrast to Cabello’s, expresses interest in a more committed relationship with the man, but only if he can afford her lavish lifestyle.

This may represent Cardi B’s own background; before to her music success, she worked as a stripper. She talks openly about the job, describing how it allowed her to pay for college and launch her rap career.

6. River by Eminem and Ed Sheeran.

Eminem - River ft. Ed Sheeran

The song “River” was recorded by American rapper Eminem and British vocalist Ed Sheeran. The song’s lyrics describe the strain placed on a relationship by one partner’s infidelity.

In spite of Eminem’s tendency toward introspective lyrics and Ed’s penchant for a wailing chorus, the duo manages to keep the story they’re conveying about the main character’s predicament immensely realistic.

7. “Own It” by Stormzy ft. Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy


At the beginning of “Own It,” Stormzy raps some sultry lines to a party girl who has caught his eye. Burna Boy, a Nigerian celebrity, joins him in an attempt to woo the attractive young woman. The woman “owns” the situation since she knows how it will affect the men.

Partway through the song, Ed Sheeran joins in. The English artist sings of hanging out with and kissing his girl, suggesting that he has already won her heart.

Sheeran’s dancehall-influenced pop shines brightest where U.K. grime and Afrobeats meet, and his listeners follow him directly into the club.

8. “Growing Up”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis x Ed Sheeran

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Growing Up (Sloane's Song) feat. Ed Sheeran

The new album “The Heist” has fantastic work from the “Thrift Shop” singer and his musical collaborator, Ryan Lewis. Ed Sheeran of course needs no introduction. One of the most beautiful melodies in the universe is the result of combining these skills with a theme of love for a kid.

The song sweetly expresses his delight at being a parent and his determination to do anything he can to shape her into a decent person.

This song beautifully depicts the way a father should bring up his daughter: with love, care, and protection.

Instill in her an appreciation for the finer things in life and the lesson that happiness cannot be found just in financial possessions. The song “Old School Love” by Lupe Fiasco and Ed Sheeran is a throwback to the good ol’ days.

If Sheeran is featured on a track with Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco, it’s reasonable to assume that he’ll be contributing some verses of his own.

However, Sheeran’s contributions are toned down here since he opts to maintain a more “A Team” style of production rather than showcasing his rapping abilities. Even while it’s undeniably lovely, it’s hard not to expect more from a rap song that features a guy like Ed.

9. End. Game

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift - End Game ft. Ed Sheeran, Future

Taylor’s desire to be the guy’s “end game” or ultimate goal is at the heart of “End Game.” Since he has such a big “reputation,” the Internet seems to have deduced that he is Tom Hiddleston, albeit she doesn’t identify him by name. Some people will disagree with you,

The new Taylor didn’t want to abandon her ginger-haired pal, even though the old Taylor was dead. But as Swift shifted gears, so did Sheeran’s involvement; instead of showcasing his dulcet tones, she had him lay down some raps; and with Future also on board, it’s one badass statement for Taylor’s Version.

10. “I Was Made for Luving You”

Tori Kelly, featuring Ed Sheeran

Tori Kelly - I Was Made For Loving You ft. Ed Sheeran (Official Audio)

The track that came between “Thinking Out Loud” and “Perfect” is arguably the most romantic non-single track that Sheeran has sang on.

The contrast between his and Kelly’s tones is as swoon-worthy as the concept of Sheeran telling you he was designed for loving you, and the mysterious acoustic guitar behind them is even more beautiful than the music of Sheeran’s own ballads.

11. ‘Lay It All on Me’

Rudimental ft. Ed Sheeran.

Rudimental - Lay It All On Me (feat. Ed Sheeran) [Official Video]

Teaming up with the U.K. drum ‘n’ bass combo gave Sheerios a taste of what Sheeran’s voice sounds like with a little more oomph of electronica, and of course, it was great.

The energetic feel of Rudimental goes well with Sheeran’s half-singer/half-rapper vibe, and the fact that he is the only one singing almost makes you forget that it is not really his song.

12. Hoodie Allen’s “All About It,” which features Ed Sheeran,

Hoodie Allen feat. Ed Sheeran - All About It (Official Clean Audio)

Perhaps Hoodie isn’t as well-known as Taylor Swift or The Weeknd, but that’s probably only because Sheeran’s other notable features are so much better. It’s a rap song with horns, so it’s a great opportunity for Sheeran to show off his rapping skills.

The catchy tune is great fun, and it’s clear that Sheeran is having a blast recording it, which further adds to the song’s appeal (and making the superhero-themed video).