Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we posted our countdown of the top 50 “love” songs of all time — the 50 hottest Hot 100 hits with the word “love” in the title. Now we’re taking it a step further, turning the lyrics of the top ten songs on that list into a word cloud so you can see exactly which words are most popular within history’s most popular “love” songs.
From Lionel Richie and Diana Ross’s endlessly lovely duet to Rihanna’s recent hit, with a dab of R&B crooners Boyz II Men and a splash of Whitney Houston, Wings, and the Bee Gees — no matter the era, the word “love” stands out the most in these ten tunes. Fittingly, “need,” “found” “want” and “baby” also make big showings. Check out the word cloud above and have a Happy Valentine’s Day!