Spotify Says Ed Sheeran Puts More People To Sleep Than Any Other Artist

As someone who spent an embarrassing amount of time watching old Ed Sheeran videos with a friend the other night, this headline kind of confounded me. I stayed up worrying about the wayward girl in Sheeran’s video for “The A-Team,” unable to sleep wondering how many pre-pubescent individuals swore off eyeliner for life (among other things) after seeing it for the first time. In any case, this headline isn’t about Sheeran’s videos and self-serious visual aesthetic, it’s about his aural ~mellow vibes~. Spotify tells Billboard that “Thinking Out Loud” is the most-streamed song around the world on 2.8 million “sleep” themed playlists. The list of the top 20 songs to be found on such playlists around the world includes a whopping total of seven Sheeran singles. Maybe this is how Sheeran became Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2014! One of those overnight streaming schemes, perhaps? Check out the 20 most slept-to (but certainly not most slept-on) songs below.

01 Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
02 Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
03 Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (from Fifty Shades of Grey)
04 Ed Sheeran – “I See Fire”
05 Sam Smith – “I’m Not The Only One”
06 Rain Sounds – “Rain For Sleep”
07 John Legend – “All Of Me”
08 The Weeknd – “Earned It” (from Fifty Shades of Grey)
09 Passenger – “Let Her Go”
10 Birdy – “Skinny Love”
11 A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera – “Say Something”
12 Rihanna, Paul McCartney, Kanye West – “FourFiveSeconds”
13 Ed Sheeran – “The A-Team”
14 Ed Sheeran – “Tenerife Sea”
15 Ed Sheeran – “Give Me Love”
16 Ed Sheeran – “Lay Me Down”
17 Coldplay – “Fix You”
18 Ed Sheeran – “Photograph”
19 Ed Sheeran – “Kiss Me”
20 Sam Smith – “Latch (Acoustic)”

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