Nations favourite Valentine's Day song revealed in new survey

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Uber has revealed the nation’s top 20 love songs of all time.

The iconic ballad ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston took first place with 27 percent of the votes.

The research also reveals that half of Brits rely on love songs to spark a romance, with 46 per cent considering pop music to be the best genre for a love song, followed by R&B at 18 per cent.

Surprisingly, Rock made the top three as the third most romantic genre (16 per cent), with U2, Foreigner and Aerosmith songs all making the top 20 bands to get us in the mood for romance.

Six in 10 adults admit playing romantic music can help them express their emotions, while 42 per cent said love songs let them show someone how they feel, and nearly a fifth (17 per cent) cite Ed Sheeran as penning the best ballads.

This was followed by Elton John (16 per cent), Adele (16 per cent), The Beatles (15 per cent), Lionel Richie (13 per cent) and Celine Dion (nine per cent).

The Top 20 Love Songs of All Time – Revealed by Uber:

  1. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston – 27 percent
  2. Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers – 22 percent
  3. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley -18 percent
  4. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion – 17 percent
  5. Your Song – Elton John – 16 percent
  6. Angels – Robbie Williams – 15 percent
  7. I Wanna Know What Love Is – Foreigner – 14 per cent
  8. I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing – Aerosmith – 14 percent
  9. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli – 13 per cent
  10. Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley – 13 percent
  11. You’re Beautiful – James Blunt – 13 percent
  12. Endless Love – Lionel Richie – 12 percent
  13. All of Me – John Legend – 12 percent
  14. The Power of Love – Frankie Goes to Hollywood – 12 percent
  15. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys – 11 percent
  16. (I’ve had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – 11 per cent
  17. Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John – 11 percent
  18. With or Without You – U2 – 11 per cent
  19. She’s The One – Robbie Williams – 11 percent
  20. All You Need is Love – The Beatles – 11 percent

With last year’s Valentine’s Day being scuppered and over half of Brits admitting to not celebrating due to lockdown (59 per cent), Uber is helping customers with the launch of the Uber Love Boat.

The Uber Love Boat by Thames Clippers is an exclusive service running on Monday, February 14, that will offer a scenic and stress-free journey for customers to get to their date destination.

The romantic start to the evening provides stunning views of the Capital’s famous landmarks and the unique opportunity to be serenaded by a live string quartet on board – with performances from several London-based string bands: String Infusion, Prima Strings, Halo Strings and Giardino Strings .

Guests on board the Uber Love Boat will be able to enjoy a variety of love songs from each genre, with a live string quartet playing the “top 20 love songs of all time”, helping them to arrive at their destination in style. Champagne and special Valentine’s nibbles will also be available as part of the on-board menu.

Menu items on offer include:

  • Chocolate Heart Shaped Shortbread Biscuits
  • Valentine’s Salted Caramel Cupcakes
  • A selection of Champagne, Prosecco and Wine
  • A variety of beers and spirits alongside non-alcoholic beverages
  • Plus additional menu items, available to view here

Uber Love Boat cruises will depart between 5:35 – 6:40pm from North Greenwich Pier, with tickets available now on-line.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers offers a fleet of 20 boats departing from 23 piers along the River Thames, enabling you to get where you need to be in style.

Jamie Heywood, Uber’s Regional General Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe, said: “Whether it’s with a significant other or your best mate, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate love in all its forms. With our special Uber Love Boat by Thames Clippers service we hope to offer an amazing journey to kick off your festivities.”

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