Castle on the Hill
Castle On The Hill (Official Single Cover) by Ed Sheeran
Single by Ed Sheeran
from ÷
Released 6 January 2017
Format Digital download
Genre Folk pop
Length 4:21

"Castle on the Hill" is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was released as a digital download on 6 January 2017 as one of the double lead singles from his third studio album "÷". "Castle on the Hill" was written and produced by Ed Sheeran and Benny Blanco.

Critical receptionEdit

This song generally receives positive reviews. Jon Caramanica from The New York Times said, "'Castle on the Hill' has U2 influenced nervous guitar builds and wistful, largely generic lyrics about the people who shaped him."


Chart performanceEdit



Chart (2017) Peak position
Aurora Dash (AT Chart) 1
Chrizly-Charts (Chrizly-Charts TOP 50) 1
Community Charts (Community Top 50 Songs) 2
Enric And Music (Omina Charts) 9
Glazed Music Charts (GMC Top 40) 19
It'sMeElin (THE TOP 40) 1
Music World Charts (Name of chart) 1
Penguin Music Charts (Penguin Personal Chart)
Uhsting (Uhsting's Billboard Hot 20) 5
Ultimate 15 Charts (Name of chart) 27
Australia (ARIA) 2
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 25
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 2
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 2
Denmark (Tracklisten) 2
Euro Digital Songs (Billboard) 2
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 4
France (SNEP) 3
Germany (Official German Charts) 2
Greece Digital Songs (Billboard) 4
Hungary (Single Top 40) 4

Charts marked in red are official charts.