These are the 25 most-streamed love songs on Spotify

Love is in the…ear. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Spotify has released a list of the songs that receive the most play on February 14.

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In honor of Friday's Hallmark Holiday, Spotify has shared its list of the top 25 tracks that get streamed on Valentine's Day, based on data from 2011 to 2013. The list features a bunch of classics—Whitney Houston’s "I Will Always Love You" is No. 1, and Marvin Gaye's "Let’s Get It On" rightfully made the cut, 40 years after its release—but it also includes current picks from Bruno Mars and Beyoncé (because, duh). Check out the full playlist here.  

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Spotify also consulted a psychology expert to ascertain the formula for a perfect love song. The expert concluded that the key components are: sentimental lyrics, a slow tempo, syncopated rhythm and standard chord progressions in a major key—all of which can be heard on slow-dance favorites like Mariah Carey's "Vision of Love" and Adele's "Make You Feel My Love." The perfectionists out there can stream some mathematically precise love songs here.

Check out the list of the most-streamed love songs on Spotify below, and see how Time Out's roundup of the 50 best love songs stacks up.

1. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
2. Adele – Make You Feel My Love
3. Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are
4. Jason Mraz – I Won't Give Up
5. Aerosmith – I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
6. Foreigner – I Want to Know What Love Is
7. Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
8. Beyoncé – Love on Top
9. Rihanna – We Found Love
10. Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from Titanic)
11. Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
12. Shania Twain – You're Still the One
13. Selena Gomez and the Scene – Love You Like a Love Song
14. Diana Ross – Endless Love
15. Savage Garden – I Knew I Loved You
16. James Blunt – You're Beautiful
17. The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
18. Michael Bublé – Everything
19. Lady Antebellum – Just a Kiss
20. Jason Mraz – I'm Yours
21. Marvin Gaye – Let's Get It On
22. Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
23. The Cure – Friday I'm in Love
24. Ronan Keating – When You Say Nothing at All
25. Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting


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