Ed Sheeran has, recently become THE songwriting dynamo around the pop music scene. His songs are heartfelt, touching, and delivered having a uniqueness not often experienced in the pop music market. His Lyrics are both scathingly harsh, and smooth as silk, sometimes delivering both with the utmost of ease.
Ed Sheeran writes from the world around him, giving the listener a genuine understanding of his world, not really a world that a record producer, out of touch with real people wants you to hear.
As music is really a very subjective selection of content creation, I welcome comments or suggestions, but when again please remember, this really is only MY opinion and many definitely not a definitive run-down, or greatest hits list.
So, without further ado, the top 3 Ed Sheeran best songs, as I see it;
1. Small Bump.
Being a parent, this song just gives me chills. Behind an excellent beat, a touching melody and ambient keyboards without anyone's knowledge colored with perfectly sung harmony, The storyline he tells is touching and ultimately tragic. Ed wrote the song for a good friend after her experience with a miscarriage. I still can't realise why this song only made it in to the top 30 around the UK charts. An excellent, bittersweet real-life song that I can only assume was written with love. Genius.
2. The A-Team
Ed's best song, and the first Ed Sheeran song I heard. It was written after he played a gig at a homeless shelter. Ed has stated he am shocked through the stories he had heard, he felt compelled to tell the plight of so many, that so few choose to listen to. Painted over an upbeat, even gentle tempo the lyrical submissions are dark, almost terrifying. I have known this song to have been used during marriage ceremonies because the bride is walking down the aisle. Not even the best option.
However with an uber catchy melody, flawless guitar work and his incredible delivery. It is impossible to leave this song off of my list.
3. Lego House
Finally, my last selection of my Best three Ed Sheeran Best Songs. Lego Home is exactly what Ed Sheeran is, an acoustic crossover, taking Rap/Hip Hop, and Pop songwriting, mixing it all together inside a melting pot of awesome. The film clip to this song is gold, using Rupert Grint, (Ron from Harry Potter) as his stalker. A great song, with an excellent video.
So there it is, my Top 3 Ed Sheeran Best Songs.
This young singer/songwriter has played shows prolifically, playing greater than 311 Shows this year alone. A tough working musician together with his talent for lyrics, standout melodies and an emotionally charged live show will invariably possess a group of followers, and will also have my admiration.