“Endless Love” most popular love song on Spotify's Aussie playlist

Australians listening to American crooner’s love song ahead of Valentine’s Day

In the run up to Valentine’s Day, Lionel Richies’ “Endless Love” is the most popular love song on Spotify's Australian playlists.

The track from 1981, written by Lionel Richie and recorded as a duet with Diana Ross, can be found on the majority of ‘love song’ playlists by Spotify users.

Based on streaming figures, Michael Jackson’s “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” came in second place, followed by “Right Here Waiting” by Richard Marx.

“When You Say Nothing At All” by Ronan Keating is in fourth, while Toni Braxton’s “Un-Break My Heart” and James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful” are ranked fifth and sixth respectively.

Rounding out the top ten is “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones, “Your Song” by Elton John, and “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” by Michael Bolton.

George Michael’s 1984 single, “Careless Whisper,” took the tenth spot in the list.

The complete top 50 love songs based on streaming figures from Spotify’s ‘love song’ playlists have been compiled here: spoti.fi/VJhSA0.

Also in time for Valentine’s Day, Spotify has put together a list of the 101 greatest love songs of the last 100 years.

The list featuring songs from Beyoncé to INXS and everything in between, with the full list accessible here: open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/5jTYp0D423N44pRTqi8SUW.

Love is all around

To get further into the Valentine mood, Spotify has released a new Valentine’s Playlist Poetry app.

The app lets users create their own bespoke poems for their loved one using song titles.

Users can use Spotify’s catalogue of over 20 million songs to search for song titles, which they can then piece together to create their own romantic verses.

Once the poem has been created, it can then be shared as a Spotify playlist and sent to a significant other for free.

The app can be found at: spotify.com/playlistpoetry

Patrick Budmar covers consumer and enterprise technology breaking news for IDG Communications. Follow Patrick on Twitter at @patrick_budmar.

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