Hearts Don't Break Around Here

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"Hearts Don't Break Around Here"
Song by Ed Sheeran
from the album ÷
Released3 March 2017 (2017-03-03)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016
GenrePop
Length4:08
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Johnny McDaid

"Hearts Don't Break Around Here" is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was included on his third studio album ÷ (2017).[1] After the album's release it charted at number 15 on the UK Singles Chart, despite not being an official single.[2]

Composition[edit]

The song is a slow ballad written by Sheeran with Johnny McDaid.[3] It was one of a number of songs they wrote together in a writing session, including "Eraser".[4] According to Sheeran, the song is his favorite on the album and he produced the song himself. The song was written about a girl he knew at school. He described it as being like a singer-songwriter version of "mumble rap" in that it is fluid and not structured, like a stream of consciousness. The chorus of the song was originally intended for a song for James Blunt but one he had forgotten about. He later found the voice note for the chorus, and wrote the lyrics for it.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

De Elizabeth from Teen Vogue reviewed the song positively: "It might be time to get the tissues back out, 'cause we've got another love song on our hands...and this one is especially sweet. 'Hearts Don't Break Around Here' captures the fear of opening up and showing your vulnerability to another person, as well as the rewards that can exist on the other side when you do[...]It's the kind of song you'll want to quote in your journal...or use to caption your Instagram photos."[6]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Connor, Roisin (3 March 2017). "Ed Sheeran, Divide, album review: Singer-songwriter's third record is impressive for ambition alone". The Independent. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Divide and conquer: Ed Sheeran smashes UK chart records with new album and dominates singles rankings". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Watch Ed Sheeran's Candlelit Take on 'Hearts Don't Break Around Here'". Rolling Stone. 30 March 2017.
  4. ^ Zane Lowe (3 February 2017). Zane Lowe and Ed Sheeran, Pt 2. iTunes. Event occurs at 00:30–00:42.
  5. ^ Zane Lowe (3 February 2017). Zane Lowe and Ed Sheeran, Pt 2. iTunes. Event occurs at 34:24–38:10.
  6. ^ Elizabeth, De (3 March 2017). "Ed Sheeran Releases 'Divide,' First Album in 3 Years". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Ed Sheeran – Hearts Don't Break Around Here". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Ed Sheeran – Hearts Don't Break Around Here" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Ed Sheeran Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  10. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201710 into search. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 10, 2017". Hitlisten. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles - SNEP (Week 10, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Ed Sheeran – Hearts Don't Break Around Here". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  15. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Hearts Don't Break Around Here". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  16. ^ "Classifica settimanale WK 10" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Ed Sheeran – Hearts Don't Break Around Here" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  18. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201710 into search. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Ed Sheeran – Hearts Don't Break Around Here". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  20. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  21. ^ "Ed Sheeran Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  22. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Ed Sheeran – Hearts Don't Break Around Here". Music Canada. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  23. ^ "Italian single certifications – Ed Sheeran – Hearts Don't Break Around Here" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 27 May 2019. Select "2019" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Hearts Don't Break Around Here" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  24. ^ "British single certifications – Ed Sheeran – Hearts Don't Break Around Here". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 16 November 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Hearts Don't Break Around Here in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  25. ^ "American single certifications – Ed Sheeran – Hearts Don't Break Around Here". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 18 January 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.