When It Comes to Sex, The Weeknd Delivers as Spotify’s Sexiest Artist This Valentine’s Day

In honor of the International Day of Love, Spotify is revealing the top love, sex, heartache, and anti-Valentine’s songs. No matter how “complicated” your relationship status, there’s a soundtrack for everyone. Whether you love it or hate it, are single, dating or going through a breakup, many turn to music to express feelings brought on by Cupid’s big day. Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd and Sam Smith are just a few of the artists that listeners turn to in times of love, lust, heartache and more.

Love: As expected, the newly engaged Ed Sheeran, is the king of modern day love songs including “Perfect,” “Photograph,” and “Thinking Out Loud.”

Sex: When it comes to sex-worthy streams, Spotify fans around the world agree, The Weeknd most definitely delivers with slow and sensual songs, “Earned It,” “Often” and “The Hills.”

Heartache: All good things must come to an end. One of the most notorious ways to deal with heartache is to bask in your misery while masochistically playing the saddest music available. In hard times like these, Spotify listeners turn to Sam Smith’s poignant and personal “Too Good At Goodbyes” to comfort them during heartbreak.

Anti-Valentines Day: Even singles can get in on the act with anti-Valentine’s songs that both empower and celebrate independence and perhaps a general rebellion toward all the cards, candy, roses and rhetoric. Based on the thousands of anti-Valentine’s playlists, listeners want “No Scrubs” the next time around.

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day in love or avoiding the holiday altogether, check out the tracks below to experience all the feels this year.

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-Valentines Songs

  1. TLC – No Scrubs
  2. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
  3. Beyoncé – 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