Ed Sheeran Enjoys His First No.1 with ‘I See Fire’

Ed Sheeran remains atop the Swedish singles tally this week with The Hobbit soundtrack cut ‘I See Fire.’ Sheeran’s third hit in this country, both ‘The A Team’ and ‘Little Things’ peaked at No.27. The Engllish singer-songwriter hasn’t managed to climb into the top ten in his home country, haven topped the tallies in Belgium, New Zealand, Norway and the Philippines.

Ed Sheeran – I See Fire


Sheeran knocked Ke$ha and Pitbull off the top a couple of weeks ago, ‘Timber’ remains at No.2 Not much has happened in this week’s top ten as positions 1-7 remains unchanged. A Great Big World moves 12-8 with ‘Say Something.’ The only new entry comes in at No.52 as ‘Younger’ with Seinabo Sey.

Seinabo Sey – Younge


Our fellow blog PSL calls Seys’ debut as one of last year’s best songs. It’s been one of the top songs on Hype Machine. The video is directed by Gustav Johansson. Climbing trees, a camp fire and bathing at night is themes from the story according to PSL.

Ed Sheeran Album Tops Billboard Folk Chart

The Ed Sheeran album “+” vaults into No.1 on this week’s Billboard Folk Albums chart. I wrote about it just ahead of its UK release at the end of last August. The singer knocks Brandi Carlile’s set “Bear Creek” off the top after one single week. It’s interesting to note that another entry bows at No.2 – The Tallest Man On Earth’s “There’s No Leaving Now.”

The Ed Sheeran album currently sits at several different Billboard tallies, such as the Billboard 200 (No.5), Rock Albums (No.2) and Digital Albums (No.2). His debut hit ‘The A Team’ is also charting on several tallies as well.

WelcheMusic.com wrote about the track in an earlier blog post, revealing that the track was actually written after a last minute performance for homeless people. The lyrics are about a heroin addicted prostitute.

Ed Sheeran has released the following singles to date (UK peak position in brackets).

‘The A Team’ (3)

‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’ (4)

‘Lego House’ (5)

‘Drunk’ (9)

‘Small Bump’ (25)

The singer has also appeared on tracks with Wiley, Lewi White, The Collective, Wretch 32 and Devlin.

Ed Sheeran or Example to Top Sunday’s Tally?

Will Example or Ed Sheeran top Sunday's tally?
Will Example beat Ed Sheeran in the race for UK No.1

CHART SPOTLIGHT.  According to Music Week, there will be a tight race between Ed Sheeran and Example. The two singles are separated only by a few hundred sales on Sunday’s chart where Red Hot Chili Peppers are expected to lead the album telly. Example topped this very tally with ‘Changed the Way You Kiss Me,’ let’s see if the new single ‘Stay Awake’ will beat out the competition from Ed Sheeran’s ‘You Need Me I Don’t Need You.’ It seems as if Olly Murs and Rizzle Kicks’ ‘Heart Skips a Beat’ will lose the No.1 position.

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Countdown to Ed Sheeran’s +

Ed Sheeran, the A Team Singer
Ed Sheeran, the A Team singer

CHART REFLECTION. Ed Sheeran will release + this September. Including ‘The A Team’ and the latest hit ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You,’ the set includes twelve songs. WelcheMusic covered Sheeran’s latest single in a previous blog post. ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’ was announced at the Glastonbury Festival 2011 and was first played on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show this July.

‘You Need Me’ Single Released in 2009

The single will finally be released on August 28 and is expected to bow on the UK singles chart next Sunday. ‘You Need Me’ was actually included on an extended play which was released digitally back in 2009. The new version is a re-recording of the track featuring a much heavier beat.

The video is directed by Emile Nava and features the 17 year old Matthew Morgan. A remix featuring Wretch 32 and Devlin will be available as well as remixes made by Loadster and Gemini.

Featured on Lewi White’s Debut Single

This summer, Ed Sheeran has also been featured on the ‘Young Guns’ single featuring Yasmin, Griminal and Devlin. The hip hop/rap track peaked at No.86 on the UK singles tally, while peaking at No.10 on the indie list. ‘Young Guns’ was the debut single by Lewi White, a British producer.

Charity Single

Via Gogo announced yesterday that Ed Sheeran is among the acts doing a cover of Massive Attack’s ‘Teardrop.’ Others includes Gary Barlow, Tulisa Constavlos, Tinchy Stryder, Wretch 32, Chipmunk and Ms Dynamite. The single is set for a November release.


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