The king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley, was the only artist to have two songs in the top 10, with “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and “Love Me Tender”.
Robbie Williams’ “Angels”, Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” and Foreigner’s “I Want to Know What Love Is” also feature prominently in the top 20.
Commissioned by Uber, the research found that half of adults who played love songs to potential partners did so in hopes of sparking romance.
Ed Sheeran was voted top artist for writing love songs, followed closely by Elton John and Adele.
Other notable songwriters in Love Stakes include The Beatles, Lionel Richie and James Blunt.
Pop music has been declared the genre of choice, when it comes to sweet melodies, along with R&B – and surprisingly, rock.
Six in ten adults agree that playing romantic music can help them express their emotions, while 42% said love songs let them show someone how they feel.
However, nearly one in ten who celebrated Valentine’s Day during lockdown are planning bigger celebrations to make up for lost time.
And with 59% of them not celebrating the last Valentine’s Day due to lockdown, Uber is helping customers get bigger and better with the launch of the Uber Love Boat on Monday, February 14 from the pier. of North Greenwich.
Jamie Heywood, Uber Regional General Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe, said: “Whether it’s with a loved one or your best friend, Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love. in all its forms.
“With our special Love Boat by Thames Clippers service, we hope to provide you with an incredible journey to kick off your festivities.”
TOP 20 LOVE SONGS OF ALL TIME VOTED BY THE BRITISH:
- I will always love you – Whitney Houston
- Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
- I can’t help falling in love – Elvis Presley
- My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
- Your Song – Elton John
- Angels – Robbie Williams
- I want to know what love is – Stranger
- I don’t want to miss anything – Aerosmith
- I can’t take my eyes off you – Frankie Valli
- Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
- You are beautiful – James Blunt
- Endless Love – Lionel Richie
- All of Me – John Legend
- The Power of Love – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
- God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
- (I had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
- Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
- With or without you – U2
- That’s Her – Robbie Williams
- All You Need Is Love – The Beatles