What was the Ed Sheeran song in Yesterday? Glaring omission from the movie soundtrack!

Yesterday dir. Danny Boyle 2019

Yesterday is one of the biggest movies of the summer, but the Ed Sheeran song appears to be a rarity.

Imagine a world without The Beatles... horrible right? Yet, Danny Boyle's Yesterday has gone down an absolute treat. 

Jack (Himesh Patel) awakes only to discover that the work of the world's greatest band doesn't exist. Taking full advantage of his memory, the budding musician becomes a global megastar performing their songs, disguised as his own, of course. 

It's a charming and intriguing premise; fortunately, the film has proved quite the hit with audiences, part in thanks to its stellar soundtrack. 

Yesterday dir. Danny Boyle 2019

Playing Ed

As you'd imagine, with songs like that you'd be rubbing elbows with the stars in no time, and what bigger musician right now than Ed Sheeran? 

The performer was launched into the public eye in the early 2010s and has continued to climb the ladder to become one of the most significant names in popular music.  

He appears as himself in Yesterday and to the joy of fans, he has the comedic chops to warrant a role. Not only is he a wonderful addition to the narrative, but he also plays a crucial role in the film's soundtrack, or so you'd think. 

What's it called?

The multiple Grammy Award-winner performed the song "One Life" which plays over the credits. 

It leaves audiences on a lovely note, encouraging a smile across faces as they leave the cinemas. It's a sweet way to conclude the film and lends it some pedigree too; so, why is it missing?

Unfortunately, the song doesn't appear on the film's official soundtrack, despite it playing a significant role in many's experiences of the film. Considering it's the last thing you hear as you leave, it lingers in the memory and begs to be heard again. 

 

The fans want it!

Sheeran fans have treasured the song, and although some have rewatched Yesterday, it would be great to have easy access to the song. 

Perhaps it wasn't included because it didn't appear in the bulk of the film, so to speak. There's a chance it could be released individually, but the cut doesn't appear on the track listing for Ed's new album - No.6 Collaborations Project - which is scheduled for release on July 12th, 2019. 

It would make a great bonus track for the deluxe release, but considering such artists as Stormzy, Bruno Mars, Travis Scott and more already appear, it's an essential record to check out regardless. 

Let's hope it drops on Spotify in the near future!

In other news, The Lion King soundtrack release date comes sooner than expected.

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