When Ed Sheeran took to Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage in 2017, he treated fans to all his classic ballads and upbeat tracks.
The set, which is being replayed as part of the BBC’s 50th anniversary coverage, was widely praised and fans loved every minute of the festival’s closing act.
While we all know and love Ed for chart-topping tracks including Perfect, Shape of You and Lego House, many people aren’t aware they also have him to thank for many of their other favourite songs.
You might actually be listening to even more Ed than you realised, as his incredible songwriting skills have been snapped up by other hit artists.
He’s written a huge number of songs for other stars including One Direction and Robbie Williams.
Some he’s written completely by himself, and he’s closely with the artist on others.
Anne-Marie – 2002
Ed teamed up with pop singer Anne-Marie to write her hit track 2002.
The catchy tune, which is packed full of nostalgic references, spent 40 weeks in the chart peaking at Number 3.
One Direction – Little Things
Ed worked with the 1D boys on a number of tracks but this is probably the most famous. It reached number one in the official chart.
Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
Instead it went to Biebs, who co-wrote the rest of it, and it reached number one and remained in the charts for an incredible 64 weeks.
Liam Payne – Strip That Down
Ed co-wrote the former One Direction star’s debut solo album.
He also sings on the record but his voice was taken down several keys in a bid to keep his identity a secret (which didn’t last long…).
The song reached number three in the chart.
Robbie Williams – Pretty Woman
Robbie admits he pretty much begged Ed to write a song for him.
Back in 2016 he told the Sun : “[I thought,] days are running out for the album, ‘Have I got enough hits? Are there enough hits? I’ve got Ed Sheeran’s email. I’ll send him an email and see what happens. One last hope’.
“[I wrote,] ‘Dear Ed, Robbie Williams here. Do you have any spare hits?’ And he sent me this song about ‘Pretty Woman’. I added a chorus and I think the song is fully formed.”
Matt Terry – When Christmas Comes Around
This was the X Factor winner’s single back in 2016.
Ed’s track made him the second winner of the talent show to release an original song as their first single. It reached number three in the charts.
Olly Murs – Love Shine Down
Olly teamed up with Ed for this 2010 track.
They were joined by Jason Pebworth, George Astasio, Jon Shave, and Dan Smith to write the track.
The Weeknd – Dark Times
Ed wrote and featured on the Weeknd track.
Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me
This track was written by Jessie, Ed, Benny Blanco and Ben Ash. It reached number 22 in the charts back in 2016.
But it turns out there’s one song he wishes he kept for himself.
Speaking to New York radio station Fresh 102.7, Ed said: “The one on Tori Kelly’s album, I Was Made For Loving You.”
“I remember writing that with Tori and saying before, “Whatever we write, definitely for your album, don’t worry about it,” and remember halfway through being like “Aghhh, God I wish I was keeping this.”
“It is a really beautiful song and it’s turned out so, so well. But that’s one song that I wish I’d kept.”