How Much Do We Love 'Love' Songs?

February 13, 2014

You may have heard that "Love" is one of the most common words in song titles, and it's true that many of Billboard's top charting songs include the word. But what about in the world of web video?

On YouTube, there are well approximately 5 million music videos with the word "love" in the title and those videos have been watched over a whopping 50 BILLION times. The most popular of them is Eminem and Rihanna's "Love the Way You Lie", which has over 600 million views to date.

Below you'll find a chart of when these "love" music videos were posted over the history of the site. With the exception of one anomaly in 2008, the majority of peaks are right around Valentine's Day when we see an uptick in "love"-related uploads.

Here are the top 10 "love" music videos on YouTube of all-time:

  1. Love the Way You Lie - Eminem ft. Rihanna
  2. International Love - Pitbull ft. Chris Brown
  3. We Found Love - Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
  4. Somebody to Love Remix - Justin Bieber ft. Usher
  5. Love You Like a Love Song - Selena Gomez and The Scene
  6. Stereo Love - Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina
  7. As Long As You Love Me - Justin Bieber ft. Big Sean
  8. This is Love - and Eva Simons
  9. Love Story - Taylor Swift
  10. Love Me - Justin Bieber

Watch them all below:

Or, instead of watching those, here's a cover video that mashes up over 25 different love songs in one.

-- Kevin Allocca