Love makes the world go round, but love also goes round itself, in the grooves of the majority of the greatest pop songs ever made.
From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.
There are no shortage of romantic songs for Valentine’s Day, but for those who aren’t in love, we have the Anti-Valentine’s Day Playlist.
In honour of Valentine's Day, here's a guide on how to make the perfect mixtape for each stage of courtship: from crush to even getting back together.
Explore our selection of the best classical romantic music for Valentine's Day including passionate opera arias and fairytale ballet dances.
The best break-up albums channel personal pain into universally affecting works of art with an overriding message: you are not alone.
Capturing the joyful essence of what it feels like to love and be loved, the best jazz songs are timeless expressions of the deepest emotions.
Before hip-hop and R&B got together, the rap ballad showed the softer side of hip-hop. The best hip-hop love songs prove that MCs need love too.
If you’re suffering from heartbreak, trying to get next to someone, or dreaming about the unattainable, the best Motown love songs will suit your mood.
Cannily deployed to create touching moments and forge connections, the best romantic comedy songs have defined iconic romcoms.
Carly Rae Jepsen return with the infectious, anti-Valentine’s Day anthem, ‘Let’s Be Friends’, featuring grittier vocals and a hard-edged pop sound.
Toronto indie-rock collective Broken Social Scene have shared a new song ‘Boyfriends’ and song-inspired e-cards just in time for Valentine’s Day.
‘Little Steven’ Van Zandt is brewing up some new music of his own, with the premiere of 'Saint Valentine's Day'.