From a Justin Bieber hit to a One Direction classic - Did you know Ed Sheeran wrote these songs?

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Ed Sheeran (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Ed Sheeran (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

If you're an Ed Sheeran fan, then you already know that the man has got a way with words. And even if you don't listen to his music, chances are you've comes across songs he has written for other famous acts and did not even know it.

For this list, we're taking a look at some of our favourite tracks by artists like Justin Bieber, One Direction and Rita Ora, which you probably didn't know Ed Sheeran wrote/co-wrote.

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1. Justin Bieber - Love Yourself

Love Yourself was a massive hit for Justin when it dropped in 2015. The song was written by Ed alongside Justin and Benny Blanco. 

According to Billboard, Ed later revealed that the song was not originally meant for Justin and was supposed to be a part of his 2017 album, Divide, but "just wouldn't have made it".

2. Major Lazer ft Justin Bieber and MØ - Cold Water

Ed once again teamed up with Justin and a few other names for this 2016 hit. 

3. One Direction - Little Things

This 2012 song definitely has that Ed Sheeran feel to it. Which makes sense since the singer was one of the writers on the track. 

4. Anne-Marie - 2002

Yes, you guessed it, Ed wrote this fun track alongside Anne-Marie. Watch them perform it together below.

5. Rita Ora - Your Song

This one was co-written by Ed and producer Steve Mac.

6. Jess Glynne - Thursday

This powerful anthem has a touch of Ed Sheeran too. The singer wrote it alongside Jess and Steve Mac. 

7. Benny Blanco ft Halsey and Khalid - Eastside

And finally, we have this great tune by Benny Blanco which Ed loaned his skills to as well. 


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