In honour of Valentine's Day, music licensing company PPL has released an official chart of the Most Played Love Songs of the 21st Century.

Aggregated using PPL’s exclusive UK airplay data, the chart collates those songs about love, longing and adoration played on BBC and commercial UK radio stations between 2000 and 2015.

The PPL Most Played Love Songs of the 21st Century chart has thrown up some interesting results, revealing a wide variety of tracks from the hearts of pop’s most famous besotted and love-struck songsters.

Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol’s 2006 Grammy-winning track comes in at first place, followed by Rule the World by Take That at number two, and Can’t Get You Out of My Head by Kylie Minogue at number three.

Timeless classics such as I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin at number 31 in the chart and Lovely Day by Bill Withers at number 65, are surpassed by less conventional contemporary tracks like Rather Be by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne at number nine, and Crazy in Love by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z, at number four.

Power ballads, film soundtracks and up-tempo dance tunes all feature on the list, proving that whether you choose to serenade your loved one in the style of James Blunt or Bon Jovi, there is a tune from this list to croon to this Valentine’s Day.

PPL Most Played Love Songs of the 21st Century:
1 Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
2 Rule The World Take That
3 Can't Get You Out Of My Head Kylie Minogue
4 Crazy In Love Beyoncé Feat. Jay-Z
5 I Don't Want To Miss A Thing Aerosmith
6 Livin' On A Prayer Bon Jovi
7 I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston
8 Bleeding Love Leona Lewis
9 Rather Be (Feat. Jess Glynne) Clean Bandit
10 Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars
11 There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) Eurythmics
12 (I've Had) The Time Of My Life Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
13 Haven't Met You Yet Michael Bublé
14 Drive By Train
15 Someone Like You Adele
16 Truly Madly Deeply Savage Garden
17 Lady (Hear Me Tonight) Modjo
18 Heaven Is A Place On Earth Belinda Carlisle
19 Mirrors Justin Timberlake
20 Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
21 Hey There Delilah Plain White T's
22 Can't Fight The Moonlight Leann Rimes
23 Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) Spiller
24 She Will Be Loved Maroon 5
25 You To Me Are Everything The Real Thing
26 True Spandau Ballet
27 You're Beautiful James Blunt
28 It Must Be Love Madness
29 She Moves In Her Own Way Kooks
30 Stars Simply Red
31 I Say A Little Prayer Aretha Franklin
32 Wherever You Will Go The Calling
33 The Power Of Love Huey Lewis And The News
34 If You're Not The One Daniel Bedingfield
35 Don't Go Breaking My Heart Elton John & Kiki Dee
36 Stand By Me Ben E King
37 Uptown Girl Billy Joel
38 With Or Without You U2
39 We Found Love Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris
40 When You Say Nothing At All Ronan Keating
41 Hero Enrique Iglesias
42 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic Police
43 You Give Me Something James Morrison
44 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) Aretha Franklin & George Michael
45 You Can't Hurry Love Phil Collins
46 Let's Stay Together Al Green
47 When You're Gone Bryan Adams
48 Life Is A Rollercoaster Ronan Keating
49 Take My Breath Away Berlin
50 Everlasting Love Love Affair
51 Son Of A Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
52 Dreams Gabrielle
53 Ain't Nobody Rufus & Chaka Khan
54 Never Too Much Luther Vandross
55 Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
56 She's The One Robbie Williams
57 If There's Any Justice Lemar
58 Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
59 Love Is All Around Wet Wet Wet
60 Halo Beyoncé
61 Eternal Flame The Bangles
62 Up Where We Belong Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
63 Fill My Little World The Feeling
64 Yellow Coldplay
65 Lovely Day Bill Withers
66 Dilemma Nelly
67 Grenade Bruno Mars
68 Thank You Dido
69 Kiss From A Rose Seal
70 I Wanna Be The Only One Eternal Feat. Bebe Winans
71 Best Of My Love The Emotions
72 Run To You Bryan Adams
73 Lego House Ed Sheeran

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