Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ climbs to #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in its 14th week on the chart. This is Sheeran’s sixth top ten hit, and the highest climber outside of ‘Shape of You,’ his only #1 hit, and ‘Thinking Out Loud,’ which reached #2.
‘Perfect,’ like ‘Thinking Out Loud,’ is a straightforward love ballad destined to play at weddings for years to come. Sheeran says he thinks he topped the former hit with this one, but I’d have to give the edge to ‘Thinking Out Loud,’ which feels like a new standard. I say that having only heard ‘Perfect’ a couple of times, though.