Counting Down the Top 10 Biggest ‘Love’ Songs on the Hot 100 for Valentine’s Day

When Rihanna met Calvin, plus more "Love" songs that dominated the charts, on the Pop Shop Podcast.

Are you in the mood for "Love"? Well, Valentine's Day is fast approaching on Friday, so the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast team thought we would count down the top 10 biggest "Love" songs ever -- the tunes that have the word "Love" right there in the title -- on the Billboard Hot 100.

The results range from 1976 to 2011 and were all No. 1 hits on the chart. While you'll have to listen to the episode (below) to hear the full top 10 countdown, there's a hint right there in the photo of Rihanna and Calvin Harris at the top of this article. Of course, the duo has teamed up a few times -- but "This Is What You Came For" doesn't have "love" in the title, so...

If Valentine's Day isn't your thing, don't fret: We also recap the many music moments at Sunday's Academy Awards, from Janelle Monae's wild opening number to Billie Eilish and Finneas' Beatles cover to that surprise Eminem performance. Plus, what kind of sales bump did the artists who performed on Sunday night see after the show?

And finally, we have a very active top 10 on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart, from Lil Wayne's No. 1 debut with Funeral to Louis Tomlinson bringing the revamped Arista label back to the top tier with Walls.

The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast is your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard's weekly charts. You can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard's senior director of charts Keith Caulfield and deputy editor, digital Katie Atkinson every week on the podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast provider. (Click here to listen to the previous edition of the show on Billboard.com.)


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