Whether you like it or not, it’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air — and on the radio.

New data from Utopia Music has revealed the most popular songs played over the radio waves worldwide on February 14th, 2018.

Of course, no Valentine’s Day would be complete without (at least) one ballad by Ed Sheeran. In fact, he’s the “Perfect” selection (yes, pun intended). With his combination of smooth falsetto, sweet music and romantic lyrics, Ed’s ballad “Perfect” tops the list of the

10 most played songs on Valentine’s Day.

”Perfect” by Ed Sheeran had an average of 1,500 plays daily throughout 2018, compared to 2,055 plays on Valentine’s Day alone — a 37% increase.

Camila Cabello’s seductive smash “Havana” came in at number two, followed by Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” and P!nk’s “Beautiful Trauma”. Hits from famous love-struck songsters, including Bruno Mars and Charlie Puth also made the list.

❥ Somewhat surprisingly, Selena Gomez and Marshmallow came in fifth place with their duet “Wolves” with Imagine Dragons’ “Whatever It Takes” also making the top 10.

❥ “For You” by Rita Ora and Liam Payne also found a place in listeners’ hearts.

These results were aggregated by Utopia Music using real-time data from songs played on radio stations worldwide on Valentine’s Day last year. Its multifactorial big data engine (BDE) currently tracks over 100,000 radio stations using a proprietary algorithmic engine to crawl and fetch digital airplay playlists.


Top 10 songs played worldwide on Valentine’s Day 2018:

  • Ed Sheeran – Perfect

  • Camila Cabello – Havana

  • Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still

  • P!nk – Beautiful Trauma

  • Selena Gomez & Marshmello – Wolves

  • Charlie Puth – How Long

  • Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes

  • Bruno Mars – Finesse

  • Rita Ora & Liam Payne – For You

  • P!nk – What About Us

Top 5 songs played on Valentine’s Day 2018 in the UK:

  • Clean Bandit – I Miss You

  • Rita Ora – Anywhere

  • Camila Cabello – Never Be the Same

  • Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still

  • P!nk – Beautiful Trauma

Top 5 songs played on Valentine’s Day 2018 in the US:

  • Stars – Skillet

  • Ed Sheeran – Perfect

  • Hope In Front Of Me – Danny Gokey

  • 10,000 Reasons – Matt Redman

  • Bruno Mars – Finesse

Top artists played on Valentine’s Day 2018 worldwide:

  • Ed Sheeran

  • P!nk

  • Bruno Mars

  • Maroon 5

  • Rita Ora

  • Imagine Dragons

  • Sia

  • Coldplay

  • Charlie Puth

  • Camila Cabello