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Readers’ Poll: 5 Best Ed Sheeran Songs

See what song beat “Bloodstream” and “The A Team” for the Number One spot

Readers' Poll: 5 Best Ed Sheeran Songs

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Ed Sheeran’s rise to the top of the pops has been one of music’s biggest success stories of the 2010s. Rolling Stone readers voted these five tracks of his as their favorite moments in his fast-growing catalog.  

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“Thinking Out Loud”

Sheeran’s sumptuous x devotional planted his blue-eyed soul flag, peaked at Number Two on the Hot 100, and won the Grammy for Song of the Year in 2016. Its plainspoken lyrics revel in the idea of togetherness in the short and long term, and it brings together old-school balladry and new-school moxie in a way that resonates across generations. “Van Morrison would have been very proud to write that,” Elton John told RS recently. “[Sheeran] reminds me of me when I first came to America, in 1970. It was all systems go. Nothing was impossible.”

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