Ed Sheeran is one of those singer-songwriters that just can't lose. His hit "Shape of You" continues to dominate the Hot 100, and his single "Castle on the Hill" remains on the chart after peaking at No. 6.
"Castle on the Hill" is the heart-warming story of a man who's life has taken him far and wide from his childhood home, but all the glories of the globe can't keep his longing for those simple country pleasures at bay. In true Sheeran fashion, it is emotional, builds beautifully, and of course, opens itself to dance remixes quite swimmingly.
Below, check out the eight best remixes of Ed Sheran's hit song "Castle on the Hill" we found this side of the world wide web.
Ed Sheeran - "Castle on the Hill" (Mowe Remix)
You've heard of tropical house, but this might be the most tropical sounding dance tune we've ever heard. It could legit be in the background of a Sandals all-inclusive vacation commercial. It doesn't sound much like the country roads Sheeran describes, but we're happy to be on this beach either way.
Ed Sheeran - "Castle on the Hill" (Kastra & Buzzmeisters Remix)
Having a rough day? Put this stellar bit of sunshine on and watch your gray clouds disappear. Everything about this remix is a pick-me up. There isn't a single minor chord in sight. The whistling and chipmunk voice just take the whole vibe over the edge to perfection.
Ed Sheeran - "Castle on the Hill" (NWYR Remix)
This right here is the epitome of apex emotion. This remix is the early 2000s super-rave house remix that your childhood was missing. Why don't people use these synth sounds more often? They're absolutely perfect. Way to go NWYR using nostalgia to make the sense of nostalgia even greater.
Ed Sheeran - "Castle on the Hill" (Throttle Remix)
Here, Throttle gives fans the slow pretty build of their dreams with the funky, future bass drop they crave. The horns and glistening chimes give the whole thing a really fresh, daydream feel. The bouncy bass will have you driving 90 mph while your memories have you going 20 through your most treasured pasts.
Ed Sheeran - "Castle on the Hill" (Decoy! Remix)
Another future bass take, this one a bit more disjointed in its drop. It's got finger snaps. it's got delightful syncopated pauses, but our favorite part is the tropical hand drum build right before the chorus. Of course, we also love the very video game-y synths.
Ed Sheeran - "Castle on the Hill" (Parle Remix)
Okay, this is technically just a 44-second preview, but we enjoyed the playful drop so much, we figured it was still worth sharing. It's also incredibly easy to download the full version. You just have to visit theartistunion.com.
Ed Sheeran - "Castle on the Hill" (Straight Wyoming Remix)
In something completely different, this remix from Straight Wyoming plays up the soft and introspective side of this beautiful tune. It's got a crunchy, electronic rhythm which provides exciting texture under the smooth synth melody. It's a really nice dichotomy of feels and certainly the most unique take on this list.
Ed Sheeran - "Castle on the Hill" (Sondr Remix)
And here it is, the big, bright, firework festival moment you've been waiting for. Someone had to deliver the hands up to the sky, classic big house blowout. It's not brash or boisterous, it's just the right amount of shimmering excitement.