Top ten romantic songs of 2011 revealed

The most played romantic love songs of last year are revealed, with one in every 20 songs played in 2011 including the word ‘love’ in its title.

The most romantic day of the year is upon us and PPL reveals the most played love songs of last year.

The unstoppable Adele is at number one with her haunting hit single, a cover of Bob Dylan's, Make you Feel My Love and heartthrob boy band JLS appear twice in the top ten, at number two with Love You More and at number nine with Everybody in Love.

The oldest song in the top ten is the classic It Must Be Love by Madness. Also a cover, it was originally a song by Labi Siffre, and Madness released their version in 1981.

The full romantic top ten is as follows:

1) Make You Feel My Love – Adele
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2) Love You More – JLS
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3) All The Lovers - Kylie Minogue
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4) You've Got The Love - Florence + the Machine
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5) Fight For This Love - Cheryl Cole
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6) Skinny Love – Birdy
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7) It Must Be Love – Madness
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8) Loved– Edei
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9) Everybody In Love – JLS
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10) The Power of Love - Huey Lewis and the News
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Music is indeed the food of love as PPL can also reveal that last year one in every 20 songs played on the radio and used in public featured the word love or variations of love in the title - lovely, lover, loving, etc.

"A good love song stays with you forever - love is truly the most emotive subject and one which has inspired musicians through the ages," said Jonathan Morrish, Director of PR and Corporate Communications at PPL. "Love truly is, and always has been, the subject which inspires great music, this list contains old favorites and modern classics across every genre and makes the ideal playlist for Valentine's Day."

The list is compiled from PPL's exclusive data which includes TV, radio and online usage as well as songs played in bars, shops, restaurants, gyms and other public places that use music.

Image is credited to Caleb Roenigk from Flickr.

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