Spotify shares its 10 most popular 'love,' 'sex,' and 'anti-Valentine's' songs for Valentine's Day

  • Spotify has shared four Valentine’s Day-themed lists of popular songs in categories it labelled “love,” “sex,” “heartache,” and “anti-Valentine’s.”
  • The Weeknd and Ed Sheeran each made multiple appearances on different lists.

Depending on the state of your personal life, Valentine’s Day can either be a celebration, a source of anguish, or a total non-event.

To cover all of those bases, Spotify has shared lists of its 10 most popular songs in four Valentine’s Day-themed categories – “love,” “sex,” “heartache,” and, for the rancorous, “anti-Valentine’s.”

Spotify’s release called Ed Sheeran the “the king of modern day love songs” for having three songs on its “love” list, while Canadian R&B star The Weeknd had three songs appear on the “sex” list.

The service counted streaming figures and playlist appearances on its platform to come up with the following global lists:

Top Global Love Songs

  1. Ed Sheeran – Perfect
  2. James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
  3. Ed Sheeran – Photograph
  4. John Legend – All of Me
  5. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  6. Bazzi – Mine
  7. Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
  8. Sam Smith – Stay With Me
  9. Kendrick Lamar – LOVE. FEAT. ZACARI.
  10. G-Eazy – Him & I (with Halsey)

Top Global Sex Songs

  1. The Weeknd – Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
  2. Jeremih – Birthday Sex
  3. The Weeknd – Often
  4. Jeremih – All The Time
  5. Ginuwine – Pony
  6. SoMo – Ride
  7. Rihanna – Sex With Me
  8. Trey Songz – Slow Motion
  9. Ty Dolla $ign – Or Nah (feat. The Weeknd, Wiz Khalifa and DJ Mustard) – Remix
  10. The Weeknd – The Hills

Top Global Heartache Songs

  1. Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes
  2. Adele – Someone Like You
  3. Passenger – Let Her Go
  4. A Great Big World – Say Something
  5. Gnash – i hate u, i love u (feat. olivia o’brien)
  6. Birdy – Skinny Love
  7. Post Malone – I Fall Apart
  8. Ed Sheeran – Happier
  9. Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts
  10. Sam Smith – Stay With Me

Top Global Anti-Valentine’s Songs

  1. TLC – No Scrubs
  2. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
  3. BeyoncĂ© – Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
  4. CeeLo Green – Fuck You
  5. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me a River
  6. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
  7. Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
  8. Cherish – Unappreciated
  9. Kanye West – Heartless
  10. Destiny’s Child – Survivor

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