iHeartRadio’s Top Seven Love Songs for a Valentine’s Week of Romance
Love is in the air here at iHeartRadio. Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching, but while cards and candy hearts carry sweet sentiments, nothing can capture the heart’s emotions quite like a love song. In honor of the special occasion, we’ve looked to our listeners for the love songs on the rise today. Here are our top love songs, based on iHeartRadio listening data, perfect for a week of romance this Valentine’s.
John Legend is a love song veteran with countless romantic hits. But nothing says the music of romance quite like a duet! In partnering with up-and-comer Meghan Trainor, Mr. Legend was able to create a timeless number. The seamless combination of male and female vocals and the rather simple instrumentals harken back to similar musical matchups from throughout the ages, all connected in the universal theme of love.
Ed Sheeran is a champ when it comes to making us feel all the feels. In his first of two songs on our list, Ed serenades us about a love for the ages, one that will stand the test of time. Paired with an acoustic guitar, Ed’s stripped-down vocals and touching lyrics perfectly capture the feeling of spending a quiet moment with a loved one while celebrating the love you feel for each other. Aww.
Sugary pop is perfect for pairing with your Valentine’s chocolates, and Maroon 5 is here with the recipe you need. The upbeat track not only lists some of our favorite sweet treats, it also perfectly encapsulates the “honeymoon stage” of any relationship when all you want is to be around your special someone. If this song doesn’t satisfy your craving for some ear candy this Valentine’s Day, we don’t know what will!
Back to Ed Sheeran again, this time with a photo and a trip down memory lane. “Loving can heal, loving can mend your soul” sings Sheeran, and the whole world swoons.
Despite the success of Justin Bieber’s latest album Purpose, it’s this track off of his 2012 record Believe that our iHeartRadio listeners are tuning into in the lead up to this Valentine’s Day. While today he’s more focused on saying “Sorry” for mistakes past, Bieber’s image was strikingly different just a few years ago, and this song is a direct representation of the “old” Biebs. It seems fans pine for a simpler time, when Justin sang “I could be a gentleman” and meant it, offering to be simply be your boyfriend, no baggage attached.
From the soundtrack of perhaps the sexiest feature film of 2015, 50 Shades of Grey (based on the best-selling book series), the song’s reach extended far beyond movie theater as it quickly captured the attention of listeners everywhere. The classical instrumentation following a purposefully-slowed tempo, combined with The Weeknd’s more modern vocal styling, makes for a unique combination that continues to intrigue the ears of music fans across genres and matches the tone of the lyrics for a one-of-a-kind love song.
Beyonce and Jay-Z have a romance for the ages. We first felt the power of their love on “Crazy in Love” in 2003, and by the sounds of this little ditty, the depths of their fiery passion has only increased over the years. This track reminds us that love may not always look like a fairytale, but that doesn’t make it any less perfect. From Beyonce’s musical laughter in the background to her repeated use of the word “surfboard,” the song is about loosening up, getting lost in the moment and in each other, and we’re all just along for the ride.
There you have it — our suggestions for a musical lineup this Valentine’s Day! But no matter where your heart takes you February 14th, remember that you can tune in anytime, anywhere with iHeartRadio to listen to all of these tracks and more on Love Songs Radio!