This month saw the release of Ed Sheeran’s sixth studio album, ‘-(Subtract)’, a mostly acoustic album, and the final instalment of his Mathematics era. To celebrate, we’re taking a look back at some of Ed’s biggest and most loved hits. Guitars to the ready, here’s our list of the Top 20 Ed Sheeran Karaoke Songs!
A commercial success, this chart-topping hit maintained its number 1 spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for 6 weeks, and has become one of Ed Sheeran’s signature songs. Heartfelt with a beautiful melody, this is the perfect love ballad if you’re looking to jump right into some karaoke.
Released in 2014 and peaking at number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100, ‘Photograph’ showcases Ed’s emotive vocals over his trademark acoustic guitar. Another heartfelt karaoke banger, this is a quintessential Ed Sheeran track that’s great for some soulful singing.
Spending a record-breaking 33 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, ‘Shape Of You’ is known for its infectious and catchy dancehall and R&B-infused pop sound. Not much else needs to be said about this big hit. A popular fit for a good night of karaoke!
‘Thinking Out Loud’ was Ed Sheeran’s highest-charting single in North America until ‘Shape of You’ topped the charts three years later. A romantic ballad that blends pop, soul, and elements of R&B with Sheeran’s distinctive acoustic guitar, this is a memorable tune – and an even more memorable karaoke performance.
A song that helped him process the grief of losing his grandmother, ‘Supermarket Flowers’ showcases Sheeran’s poignant delivery. A favourite among fans, it stands as a powerful testament to the enduring bond between loved ones, even in the face of loss. A sentimental ballad, this is a karaoke number that allows you to release your emotions.
If you’re looking for a deep, emotional karaoke track then ‘The A Team’ might just be the one! An iconic song and a keystone in Ed Sheeran’s career, this debut single catapulted him to fame, and it still remains one of his signature songs. Its subject matter helped raise awareness about the issue of drug addiction and homelessness. An anthem for those facing similar challenges, it also encourages empathy and understanding amongst listeners.
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‘Bad Habits’ was a change in pace from the usual sound from Ed that we’d grown accustomed to. This dance-pop track peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and showed how versatile Ed is as an Artist. It’s infectious energy and catchy hooks make it well-suited for live performances, and honestly it’s just built for karaoke!
This is a classic to raise your spirits after a long day. An upbeat rock-influenced song that pays tribute to his childhood and teenage years in his hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk, ‘Castle on the Hill’ was a commercial success. With its music video featuring a group of actors portraying young Ed Sheeran and his friends reliving their youthful adventures in his hometown, this is a nostalgic song that makes for a sentimental karaoke track.
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Debuting at number one on the UK Singles Chart, ‘Shivers’ captures the excitement and euphoria of new love through the use of energetic guitar riffs and a driving beat. Inspired by his wife, Cherry Seaborn, Ed wrote the song whilst in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, and wanted to create a feel-good track that celebrated love, and the joy it brings (just like the joy that this song brings you along with other songs from our Happy Pop Hits Karaoke Playlist!)
Are you in your feels? This karaoke number might not make you happier, but it just might help you vent some of those pent up frustrations. Telling the story of seeing an ex-lover with someone new, ‘Happier’ reflects the bittersweet feeling of accepting that a relationship is over, and wanting the best for the person you once loved.
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From his debut studio album, ‘+’, ‘Lego House’ explores themes of unrequited love, longing, and the desire for a genuine connection. This fan favourite is so well loved that it’s a staple in Ed Sheeran’s live performances. Reaching the Top 5 on the UK Singles Chart, ‘Lego House’ truly helped make Sheeran into the artist he is today, putting it straight on our list of the Top 20 Ed Sheeran Karaoke songs!
Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran on the same song? Yes, please! A dynamic duo that caught 2012 by surprise, ‘Everything Has Changed’ reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. A tune that captures the magic and excitement of new beginnings in a relationship, it’s stripped-down arrangement creates an intimate atmosphere that enhances the song’s cordial lyrics – such as Swift’s repetition of “I just want to know you better”, which emphasises her curiosity and interest in understanding her partner. If you’re a Swifty or a Sheerio looking for some karaoke, then this is an uplifting vibe you should check out.
Looking for a calm karaoke number? Look no further! Beginning with soft vocals and gentle guitar strumming that progresses into the song’s emotional crescendo, ‘Give Me More’ is a song that showcases Teddy’s impassioned vocal range. This track is one to exercise your vocal muscles, whilst also being an undeniably soothing song to sing.
If you’re a fan of Irish folk music, Sheeran’s collaboration with Irish folk band Beoga is a must pick. With its catchy and memorable fiddle melody that adds to the overall Celtic vibe of the song, this is a feel-good karaoke song you just can’t help but sing along to!
This standalone single brought comfort and warmth to people during the holiday season. An acoustic mellow ballad about his wife, ‘Afterglow’ is a love song that makes for a sweet karaoke number.
Ed got some brotherly assistance on this track when his older brother, Matthew Sheeran, ended up creating the orchestral arrangement. The song actually made him confident in writing slower songs and ballads once again. If you want some good ol’ folk karaoke, ‘The Joker And The Queen’ is that song!
With themes of social anxiety and the feeling of not fitting in, ‘I Don’t Care’ is a 2019 collaboration between Ed Sheeran and Justin Beiber, and marks their second collaboration since ‘Love Yourself’, which was released in 2015. It added another banger to the list of hit Ed Sheeran songs after it peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. There’s no denying that the pair make a great duo, and are a great choice for a karaoke duet – along with a number of other songs on our Dynamic Duet playlist!
For any hopeless romantics out there, ‘Tenerife Sea’ should be your type of karaoke song! Comparing his lover’s beauty to the beauty of the Spanish island of Tenerife and its sea, this is a romantic and sentimental song from Ed that has become appreciated by many couples. With its touching lyrics and emotional depth, it’s no wonder that ‘Tenerife Sea’ has become a popular choice for weddings!
Co-written by Ed Sheeran and Benny Blanco, ‘Don’t’ exhibits a strong R&B influence in its sound. It contains a prominent drumbeat, infectious melodies, and Sheeran’s signature rap-like delivery in certain sections. If you’re up for some rapping and singing it’s a simple choice amongst Ed Sheeran karaoke!
Featured on the soundtrack for The Fault In Our Stars, ‘All Of The Stars’ is a moving karaoke number that captures the essence of the 2014 film’s story and its themes of love, loss, appreciation and life. When performed live by Sheeran, this track often tends to be stripped-down and intimate, allowing the emotions of the lyrics to shine through.
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