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'Heart' Beats: Top Billboard Hot 100 'Heart' Songs of All Time

Celine Dion, Kanye West & Whitney Houston
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Celine Dion, Kanye West & Whitney Houston

Calling all hearts! In honor of Valentine’s Day, Billboard has compiled the top 50 songs at the, um, heart of the holiday: the biggest hits specifically about the heart!

For any stage in a romance, whether falling in love, strengthening a bond or suffering through heartbreak, the heart has long been a reliable central image for songwriters to convey the joy, grief, pain, confusion – and any other feeling – of love.

Check out Billboard’s hearty ranking of the top 50 Billboard Hot 100 tunes of all-time that sport the word “heart” in their titles.

20. “Stereo Hearts” - Gym Class Heroes Ft. Adam Levine
Peak Position: 4
Peak Date: Oct. 15, 2011

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19. “Burning Heart” - Survivor
Peak Position: 2
Peak Date: Feb. 1, 1986 

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18. “Listen to Your Heart” - Roxette
Peak Position: 1, 1 week
Peak Date: Nov. 4, 1989

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17. “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” - Whitney Houston
Peak Position: 1, 2 weeks
Peak Date: Apr. 23, 1988

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16. “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” - Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Peak Position: 3
Peak Date: Sept. 5, 1981

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15. “Queen of Hearts” - Juice Newton
Peak Position: 2
Peak Date: Sept. 19, 1981

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14. “Heartless” - Kanye West
Peak Position: 2
Peak Date: Feb. 21, 2009

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13. “Break Your Heart” - Taio Cruz Ft. Ludacris
Peak Position: 1, 1 week
Peak Date: Mar. 20, 2010

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12. “I Don’t Have the Heart” - James Ingram
Peak Position: 1, 1 week
Peak Date: Oct. 20, 1990

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11. “Two Hearts” - Phil Collins
Peak Position: 1, 2 weeks
Peak Date: Jan. 21, 1989

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10. “Cold Hearted” - Paula Abdul
Peak Position: 1, 1 week
Peak Date: Sept. 2, 1989
 
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9. “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” - Bee Gees
Peak Position: 1, 4 weeks
Peak Date: Aug. 7, 1971

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8. “Harden My Heart” - Quarterflash
Peak Position: 3
Peak Date: Feb. 13, 1982

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7. “Owner of a Lonely Heart” - Yes
Peak Position: 1, 2 weeks
Peak Date: Jan. 21, 1984

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6. “Heartaches by the Number” - Guy Mitchell
Peak Position: 1, 2 weeks
Peak Date: Dec. 14, 1959

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5. “My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own” - Connie Francis
Peak Position: 1, 2 weeks
Peak Date: Sept. 26, 1960

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4. “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)” - Backstreet Boys
Peak Position: 2
Peak Date: Sept. 6, 1997

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3. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” - Elton John & Kiki Dee
Peak Position: 1, 4 weeks
Peak Date: Aug. 7, 1976

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2. “Total Eclipse of the Heart” - Bonnie Tyler
Peak Position: 1, 4 weeks
Peak Date: Oct. 1, 1983

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1. “Un-Break My Heart” - Toni Braxton
Peak Position: 1, 11 weeks
Peak Date: Dec. 7, 1996

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The 50 biggest "heart" songs chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, through the Feb. 18, 2017, ranking. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted to account for different chart turnover rates over various periods.