Ed Sheeran’s 20 Most Heartbreaking Ballads, Decoded
“Give Me Love”
We can argue eternally about what Ed’s breakout American hit was, but when it was used in a Michael Bay-directed Victoria’s Secret commercial (that played roughly five million times an hour, back in the days when we still had to watch cable), there was no denying that Ed Sheeran had finally broken into the mainstream. Ed told Artist Direct that he wrote the song about a relationship that’s fallen apart that he’s asking to put back together after drinking himself into a dark corner. He wrote the song in twenty minutes because he was feeling so inspired.