Shawn Mendes is one of the most famous young singers and songwriters. Mendes gained prominence after he posted song covers on the popular video-sharing application Vine. Today he celebrates his 24th birthday.

Handwritten was his debut album in 2015 and he also won several awards and accolades in his career. Mendes won 13 SOCAN Awards, 8 Juno Awards, and 10 MTV Europe Music Awards. 

Here’s a look at the 5 best songs of his career.


Album: Handwritten 

Year of Release: 2015

This song has got 2.2 million chart sales and 194 million streams. This track explains the feelings of a teenager going through heartbreak for the first time.

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Album: Shawn Mendes Self Titled Album 

Year of Release: 2018

Nervous is the fifth promotional single from his self-titled album of Shawn Mendes. The track explains the strange sensation one feels when they find themselves around their crush.

Life of the Party

Album: Life of the Party

Year of Release: 2014

This is the debut single of Shawn Mendes that gave him a breakthrough in his career. Despite only reaching Number 99 initially on the Official Singles Chart, the song later became very popular. 

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Album: Wonder 

Year of Release: 2020

In the song, Shawn addresses many questions about himself and the obstacles he faced. The song was Number 20 on the UK singles chart. Soon after the release of this album, he also worked with Netflix to release his documentary, Shawn Mendes: In Wonder. 


Album: Illuminate 

Year of Release: 2016

It is the second single of the album and it ranked as the fifth most popular hit in the UK, with 1.1m chart sales, including 107 million streams. In the song, Shawn intensely cries out for mercy as he feels burdened and hurt by his lover’s actions and asks her to be softer on him.