If you and your lover are stuck on what to dance to at your wedding, then consider looking to Ed Sheeran’s discography as a starting point. Sheeran’s albums contain numerous love songs to choose from, whether you’re looking for something mellow to set the mood or something more fun to dance to. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Including fast and slow tempo, enjoy our list of Ed Sheeran love songs.
Ed Sheeran Love Songs
My Wedding Songs is a reader-supported website. As an Amazon Associate, we earn revenue from qualifying purchases.
Thinking Out Loud
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
Maybe we found love right where we are
This track is the perfect choice for the couple’s first dance as newlyweds. It keeps a rhythmic pace, which is ideal for the couple’s first waltz. The song was influenced heavily by soul music, which makes it soothing and easy to listen to. The acoustic guitar, drums, and piano chords are gentle enough that they don’t overshadow Sheeran’s genuine vocals. The lyrics serve as a promise from Sheeran to love his partner even when they’re old and gray. “Thinking Out Loud” actually sounds like a person’s wedding vows, which makes it an appropriate choice for your reception playlist.
Lay It All On Me
If you’re scared when you’re out on your own
Just remember me
‘Cause I won’t let you go, let alone
Lay it all on me
Sheeran lends his vocals to this song by Rudimental, and the message of the song is very appropriate for a wedding. One of the responsibilities of marriage is to listen to your partner when they’re upset. “Lay It All On Me” sends the message that you’re willing to share their burdens so they don’t get too heavy. The song has an electronic background, but it doesn’t overshadow the sincerity of the vocals or the lyrics.
Give Me Love
Give me love like never before
‘Cause lately I’ve been craving more
This song is very subdued and mellow, which makes it a great choice to have as the background to the couple’s waltz during the reception. The lyrics suggest a complicated relationship between Sheeran and his lover, but that doesn’t have to disqualify it as a wedding song. On the contrary, “Give Me Love”‘s haunting lyrics could serve to make you and your partner appreciate all the struggles that you two went through to get where you are today. The song’s increase in intensity towards the end will surely get you, your partner, and your guests emotional.
So kiss me like you wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
You wanna be loved
This feels like falling in love
This song would make a great addition to your reception, especially for the bride and groom’s first dance song. The lyrics are a simple declaration of Sheeran’s desire to be near the woman he loves. He’s falling in love with her, and he craves intimacy that he can only get from her. Many couples can easily relate to this song and its simple, romantic sentiments. “Kiss Me” could easily symbolize your closeness to your partner while also serving as a nostalgic reminder of how you first fell in love.
Shape of You
I’m in love with the shape of you
We push and pull like a magnet do
Although my heart is falling too
I’m in love with your body
This song refers to physical love in a relationship and how it can bloom into emotional love later. Sheeran sings about how much he loves the physical intimacy that he shares with his partner. He also makes it clear that their intimacy is a part of the reason why he’s falling in love with her. “Shape of You” is upbeat and fun, which makes it a great song for the bride and groom to share with your wedding party and guests. There are many styles of dancing you could do to the melody of this particular song; choreographing a dance to it would be a fun way for you, your partner, and your wedding party to entertain your guests.
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
Acoustic tracks are great songs to put on your wedding playlist because of their simplicity and gentle sound. They don’t demand center stage for the couple’s dance. Instead, they provide subtle background music that enhances the bride and groom’s first dance together as a married couple. In “Photograph”, Sheeran professes a desire for his loved one to preserve their special memories together in a photograph. You will no doubt reminisce about you and your partner’s journey while dancing to this song.
Old School Love (Lupe Fiasco featuring Ed Sheeran)
2013, Old School Love
As long as I’m here
As long as you love me
Give me that old school love right now
Perfect (duet with Beyonce)
2017, Perfect Duet
When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath
But you heard it, darling, you look perfect tonight
Should this be the last thing I see
I want you to know it’s enough for me
‘Cause all that you are is all that I’ll ever need
I’m so in love
I Was Made for Loving You (Tori Kelly featuring Ed Sheeran)
2015, Unbreakable Smile
Even though we may be hopeless hearts just passing through
Every bone screaming I don’t know what we should do
All I know is, darling, I was made for loving you
Best Part of Me (featuring YEBBA)
2019, No.6 Collaborations Project
Baby, the best part of me is you
Lately, everything’s makin’ sense, too
Oh, baby, I’m so in love with you
How Would You Feel (Paean)
How would you feel, if I told you I loved you?
It’s just something that I want to do
I’ll be taking my time, spending my life
Falling deeper in love with you
Not all couples prefer acoustic music or pop songs; some people prefer to have a little more variety in your wedding playlists. If you’re one of these couples, this song is perfect for you. The Hip Hop collaboration between Ed Sheeran and Lupe Fiasco is almost a retrospective of the genre. But, Sheeran’s lyrics in the chorus make it clear that it is a love song. “Old School Love” clearly has a double meaning. Fiasco expresses an inclination towards old-school music while Sheeran expresses a desire for a traditional relationship with the person he loves. If you and your partner relate to this sentiment, then this song may be the perfect choice for you.
Ed Sheeran Highest-Charting Songs
Songs peaked at #1
- Sing – 2014
- Thinking Out Loud – 2014
- Shape of You – 2017
- Perfect – 2017
- River (Eminem featuring Ed Sheeran) – 2017
- I Don’t Care (with Justin Bieber) – 2019
- Beautiful People (featuring Khalid) – 2019
- Take Me Back to London (featuring Stormzy) – 2019
- Own It (Stormzy featuring Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy) – 2019
Songs peaked at #2
- Bloodstream (with Rudimental) – 2015
- Castle on the Hill – 2017
- Galway Girl – 2017
- How Would You Feel (Paean) – 2017
Songs peaked at #3
- The A Team – 2011
Do you have a favorite Ed Sheeran love song, not on our list? Be sure to comment below!
Other great song lists to check out: