Give Me Love (Ed Sheeran song)

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"Give Me Love"
Single by Ed Sheeran
from the album +
Released21 November 2012
FormatDigital download, CD single
Recorded2011
GenreAcoustic, folk, indie pop
Length5:26
LabelWarner Music Group
Writer(s)Ed Sheeran, Jake Gosling, Chris Leonard
ProducerJake Gosling
Ed Sheeran singles chronology
"Watchtower"
(2012)
"Give Me Love"
(2012)
"Everything Has Changed"
(2013)
 
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"Give Me Love"
Single by Ed Sheeran
from the album +
Released21 November 2012
FormatDigital download, CD single
Recorded2011
GenreAcoustic, folk, indie pop
Length5:26
LabelWarner Music Group
Writer(s)Ed Sheeran, Jake Gosling, Chris Leonard
ProducerJake Gosling
Ed Sheeran singles chronology
"Watchtower"
(2012)
"Give Me Love"
(2012)
"Everything Has Changed"
(2013)

"Give Me Love" is a song by singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was released as the sixth and final single from his debut studio album + on 21 November 2012. The song was written by Sheeran, Jake Gosling and Chris Leonard. The single has thus far peaked at number 18 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was used in the episode 14 ("Dangerous Liaisons") of season 3 of The CW series The Vampire Diaries, was used in the episode 5660 of series Home and Away and was used in the episode 6 of season 4 of Cougar Town.

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Give Me Love" was first released onto YouTube on 9 November 2012, at a total length of four minutes and twenty-six seconds.[1] The video stars Australian actress Isabel Lucas. The video deals with the idea of Cupid. Cupid (Lucas) is seen watching over couples, she is then seen using her bow and arrows to ignite people's passion for each other. So after watching many human intimate displays through her work, Cupid becomes overwhelmed with the need to find someone of her own to love and for them to love her in return. She tries to remove her wings, pulling a feather from her back (reminiscent of a scene in Black Swan) and toys with one of her arrows. The end of the video echoes the beginning, a cop (Christian Kinde) is seen going into a crime scene which turns out to be Cupid's lair. It is revealed that she stabbed herself with her own arrow and is seemingly dead. However, her arrows are not lethal, they just make you fall in love, so when the cop leans in for a closer look, the love effect of the arrow makes her wake up, and it is implied that she will fall in love with him since he's the first person she sees upon waking.

Live performance[edit]

On 11 November 2012, Sheeran performed the song on The X Factor results show.

Track listing[edit]

Promotional CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Give Me Love" (Radio Edit)3:57
Digital download EP[2]
No.TitleLength
1."Give Me Love (New Machine Remix)" (featuring Mic Righteous)3:45
2."Give Me Love (True Tiger Remix)"  3:34
3."Give Me Love (Xilent Remix)"  3:41

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2012–13)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3]9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4]38
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5]3
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6]94
Germany (Media Control AG)[7]71
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[8]36
Ireland (IRMA)[9]10
Israel (Media Forest)[10]10
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[11]41
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12]12
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[13]15
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14]18
US Rock Songs (Billboard)[15]20

Certifications[edit]

RegionCertificationSales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[16]2× Platinum140,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[17]Gold5,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[18]Gold7,500*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

RegionDateFormatLabel
United Kingdom21 November 2012[2]Digital downloadWarner Music Group

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ed Sheeran - Give Me Love [Official Video]. YouTube. youtube.com/
  2. ^ a b iTunes - Music - Give Me Love - Single by Ed Sheeran
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Ed Sheeran – Give Me Love". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ed Sheeran – Give Me Love" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ed Sheeran – Give Me Love" (in French).
  6. ^ "Ed Sheeran Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Ed Sheeran.
  7. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  8. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  9. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Ed Sheeran – Give Me Love Media Forest". Israeli Airplay Chart. Media Forest.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Ed Sheeran – Give Me Love" (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Ed Sheeran – Give Me Love". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  14. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  15. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/276089/ed+sheeran/chart?f=902
  16. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2012 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  17. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Ed Sheeran – Give Me Love". Music Canada. 
  18. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart > January 14, 2013". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 13 January 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 

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