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Here's Every Song With the Word 'Love' in the Title to Hit the Hot 100 This Century

Usher, Beyoncé, Rihanna & Justin Bieber
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Usher, Beyoncé, Rihanna & Justin Bieber

Love is in the air this Thursday, Feb. 14th, but one place you can find love nearly any day of the calendar year is on the Billboard Hot 100. 

In fact, since the calendar turned over on the new millennium, there have been a whopping 365 Hot 100 songs (not including re-charting entries) to feature some form (and/or alternate spelling) of the word "love" in their titles. There's also an extra seven titles that include permutations of "amor," the Spanish word for love. 

In honor of Valentine's Day this year, Billboard has prepared a Spotify playlist including all 365 of those titles, minus the six not available on the streaming service. See the playlist below -- ordered chronologically by when each song peaked on the Hot 100 -- as well as the six unavailable titles, and some fun facts about "Love" songs on the Hot 100 this century. (Warning: As this contains every "love"-named Hot 100 hit, it includes a few artists viewed as problematic.

Not available on Spotify:

Jay-Z, "I Just Wanna Love You (Give It to Me)"
Mariah Carey feat. Cameo, "Loverboy"
Blake Lewis, "You Give Love a Bad Name"
T.I., "Love This Life"
Beyoncé, "Love Drought"
Jennifer Lopez & Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Love Make the World Go Round"

Now, for those whose true love is chart trivia: 

-The first official Hot 100 chart of the new century (dated 1/1/00) was bursting with "Love" -- eight entries on the listing had some form of the word in the title, including four of the top 15: 

Jessica Simpson, "I Wanna Love You Forever" (No. 3)
Whitney Houston, "My Love Is Your Love" (No. 4)
Savage Garden, "I Knew I Loved You" (No. 5)
Jagged Edge, "He Can't Love U" (No. 15)
M2M, "Don't Say You Love Me" (No. 30)
Mint Condition, "If You Love Me" (No. 40)
Martina McBride, "I Love You" (No. 66)
Clay Walker, "Live, Laugh, Love" (No. 84)

-There have been 10 "Love" songs to go to No. 1 on the Hot 100 this century. They are, in chronological order (with peak date and weeks at No. 1): 

Savage Garden, "I Knew I Loved You" (1/29/00, 4 weeks)
Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z, "Crazy in Love" (7/12/03, 8 weeks)
Mario, "Let Me Love You" (1/1/05, 9 weeks)
Justin Timberlake feat. T.I., "My Love" (11/11/06, 3 weeks)
Akon feat. Snoop Dogg, "I Wanna Love You" (12/2/06, 2 weeks)
Usher feat. Young Jeezy, "Love in This Club" (3/15/08, 3 weeks)
Leona Lewis, "Bleeding Love" (4/5/08, 4 weeks)
Eminem feat. Rihanna, "Love the Way You Lie" (7/31/10, 7 weeks)
Rihanna feat. Calvin Haris, "We Found Love" (11/12/11, 10 weeks)
Justin Bieber, "Love Yourself" (2/13/16, 2 weeks)

-The artist with by far the most "Love" Hot 100 entries this century is Glee Cast, with 16 -- the majority of which were covers of previous pop and rock classics, and none of which peaked higher than No. 28. The 10 artists with the most entries, followed by the number of total entires and their biggest "Love" hit: 

Glee Cast, 16 
Justin Timberlake, 7 
Beyoncé, 6
Justin Bieber, 6 
Drake, 6 
Lil Wayne, 6 
Nicki Minaj, 6 
Rihanna, 6 
Jennifer Lopez, 5 
Usher, 5 

-Not counting parentheticals, the most common "Love" song title among Hot 100 hits of the 21st century is "Let Me Love You," with five separate entries: 

Mario, "Let Me Love You" (No. 1, 1/1/05)
Ne-Yo, "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" (No. 6, 12/1/12)
Glee Cast, "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" (No. 91, 2/16/13)
Ariana Grande feat. Lil Wayne, "Let Me Love You" (No. 99, 5/7/16)
DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber, "Let Me Love You" (No. 4, 10/8/16)

There are also five 21st century Hot 100 hits called simply titled "Love," though two of them use alternate spellings or punctuation: 

Musiq Soulchild, "Love" (No. 24, 3/31/01)
Keyshia Cole, "Love" (No. 19, 4/8/06)
Trey Songz, "Luv" (No. 19, 9/24/16)
Lana Del Rey, "Love" (No. 44, 3/11/17)
Kendrick Lamar feat. Zacari, "Love." (No. 11, 1/6/18)

Not counting songs with parentheticals or alternate spellings/punctuation, the most common "Love" song title is "Somebody to Love," with four separate entries: 

Glee Cast, "Somebody to Love" - Queen cover (No. 28, 10/17/09)
Justin Bieber feat. Usher, "Somebody to Love" (No. 15, 7/17/10)
Glee Cast, "Somebody to Love" - Justin Bieber feat. Usher cover (No. 62, 3/5/11)
Jordan Smith, "Somebody to Love" - Queen cover (No. 21, 12/26/15) 

-And finally, there are four "Love" songs currently on this week's Hot 100 (dated 2/16/19): 

Khalid & Normani, "Love Lies" (No. 41 this week, peak No. 9, 9/18/18)
Billie Eilish & Khalid, "Lovely" (No. 66 this week, peak No. 64, 1/26/19)
Lukas Graham, "Love Someone" (No. 72 this week, new peak)
Carrie Underwood, "Love Wins" (No. 84 this week, peak No. 83, 1/12/19)