Spotify has revealed the most popular love songs in Australia, as voted by its customers' listening habits. The music streaming service has also launched a new 'Playlist Poetry' app just in time for Valentine's Day.
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Drum roll please: Lionel Richie & Diana Ross’ Endless Love is the most streamed song of all love playlists on Spotify.
"The classic track written by Lionel Richie and recorded as a duet with Diana Ross, is the favourite from Spotify users based on streaming figures from ‘love song’ playlists," the company revealed in a statement.
Michael Jackson’s I Just Can’t Stop Loving You came in at second place. The rest of the top 10 was filled out by Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx, When You Say Nothing At All by Ronan Keating, Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton, You’re Beautiful by James Blunt, Come Away With Me by Norah Jones, Your Song by Elton John, How Am I Supposed to Live Without You by Michael Bolton and Careless Whisper by George Michael. (We didn't realise Australia had so many Michael Bolton fans.)
To coincide with Valentine's Day, Spotify has also released a new lovey-dovey app-cum-gimmick called Spotify Playlist Poetry. This gives Spotify users the ability to create bespoke poems for their loved one via track-list song titles.
"By clicking spotify.com/playlistpoetry, users can search for song titles from Spotify’s catalogue of over 20million+ songs, which they can then piece together to create their own romantic verses. Once they’ve created their poem, users can then share it as a Spotify playlist, sending it to their significant other for free," the company explains. Because nothing says "I love you" like a bunch of random songs chosen for their rhyming titles.