Ed Sheeran has delivered a recipe full of various ingredients, y’all, and it is dripping all the sauce. No.6 Collaborations Project is the singer’s fourth studio album, overflowing with unexpected, yet impressive collaborations. The Divide star experiments with different artists including the likes of Cardi B, Bruno Mars and Stormzy in this genre-hopping album.
But which tracks deserve the ‘Like’ button and which ones deserve to go (very few, TBH)? Here’s a list of No.6 Collaborations Project songs ranked from Worst to First…
15. Feels (Feat. Young Thug & J Hus)
Is it the monotonous chorus? Perhaps it’s Young Thug’s irritating voice? What about the repetitive background beat? There’s something about this track that just hasn’t given us the Feels. Sorry to any supporters, but J Hus’s verse is the only thing keeping this song alive.
14. Put it All on Me (Feat. Ella Mai)
There’s actually nothing wrong with this track. In fact, Put it All on Me is generally a decent song. I mean, there’s no denying that Ella Mai’s vocals fit beautifully with Ed’s. And the sweet rhythm makes you want to dance under the stars with your sweetheart. The mellow love song just doesn’t compare to its accompanying tracks, that’s all.
13. Cross Me (Feat. Chance the Rapper & PnB Rock)
Ed certainly brought the summer vibes with this one. Featuring Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock, Cross Me is not your everyday Sheeran-esque song, but it’s one that will undoubtedly be a fave among fans. The heavy beat and Ed’s repetitive chorus can get a little tiring, though. That’s not to say it won’t have a place on our playlists.
12. Remember the Name (Feat. 50 Cent & Eminem)
We’re super stoked to hear Eminem and 50 Cent on a track together. And Ed’s rap really is something. It’s also refreshing to hear Eminem’s laid-back flow again, rather than his usual speed-rapping. But as much sauce as this collaboration has, we still feel there’s something missing. We’ll give Ed props for getting these successful male artists together, though.
11. Nothing on You (Feat. Paulo Londra & Dave)
Ed sounds like traditional Ed in this sultry, Latino-inspired track and we’re not complaining. Nothing on You may be one of the strangest collaborations we’ve seen in a while. I mean, who thought to blend pop, Spanish and UK rap in one track? Either way, it’s the sexiest song on the album. Shout out to UK rapper, Dave, too. That guy is at the top of his league.
10. 1000 Nights (Feat. Meek Mill & A Boogie Wit da Hoodie)
Our fave redhead goes in on this dope track. Even Meek has us saying Amen! The R&B hit has an awesome production and an overall vibe that makes you want to move and groove along. 1000 Nights is certainly a great bop and it’s set to bring all the energy this summer.
9. Antisocial (Feat. Travis Scott)
Antisocial is fire. Actually, it’s hotter than flames. This Travis Scott collaboration sounds like a sequel to Sicko Mode and even better, it showcases Ed’s versatility as a musician. Who says he only sings soppy love songs? Hip-hop might be where Ed’s heart is. Did we go too far? Okay, sorry.
8. I Don’t Want Your Money (Feat. H.E.R)
Music can’t go wrong when R&B newcomer, H.E.R is involved. I Don’t Want your Money is one of the favoured collaborations on this record, simply because of its originality, sassy lyrics and the two artists’ hair-raising vocals. It might just be our favorite R&B hit of the summer.
7. Best Part of Me (Feat. YEBBA)
Ed’s returns to his roots in the stunning Best Part of Me. The acoustic, heart-melting ballad is destined to be the next-best wedding anthem of the century. YEBBA’s voice flows perfectly with Ed’s and the soothing guitar in the background is enough to make us shed a tear.
6. Take Me Back to London (Feat. Stormzy)
Ed’s love for London and admiration for UK rapper, Stormzy is all over this track, and we love it. The grime-pop hit hears the singer excellently rap alongside the amazingly talented king of UK rap, Stormzy. We won’t get bored of this one, that’s for sure.
5. Beautiful People (Feat. Khalid)
We heard this one long before the release of No.6 Collaborations Project and yet, it remains one of our favorites. The Khalid-assisted track opens the album wonderfully with its mellow sound and relaxing vibes. It’s safe to say, Ed and Khalid compliment each other beautifully. Their vocals shine and the lyrics they sing are sweet, indeed.
4. Blow (Feat. Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars)
Blow may be the album’s closing track but it’s here where things really take a turn. Ed experiments with rock in this loud and thumping, yet surprisingly good song. With assisted vocals from Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars, this record is bound to excite rock listeners, and even those who aren’t a fan of the genre.
3. Way to Break My Heart (Feat. Skrillex)
There are few tender moments on No.6 Collaborations Project, but when there are, it’s beautiful. Way to Break My Heart is one of the best songs on the album, simply because it’s very Ed Sheeran and it’s all Ed Sheeran (except for Skrillex’s production). The emotional and infectious hit is a standout moment with a lot of repeat value.
2. I Don’t Care (Feat. Justin Bieber)
If there’s one pop hit to sum up summer 2019, it’s none other than this banger right here. We might have heard it over and over again, but we’ll never get bored. I Don’t Care is the collaboration of the year and it’s a bop we won’t stop bopping our heads and tapping our toes to for a while.
1. South of the Border (Feat. Camila Cabello & Cardi B)
Where Camila Cabello and Cardi B feature, there’s no room for failure. South of the Border is without a doubt, the best song from No.6 Collaborations Project. The tropical beat, sexy innuendo and beautifully blended vocals has landed the Latino-infused hit to the top of our ranking. Oh and that Cardi B verse – straight fire. Where’s the repeat button?
Whether you’re a pop, ballad or rock fan, each music lover has been treated to something special on Ed’s latest album. What was your favorite song on No.6 Collaborations Project? Let us know your ranking in the comments section below…