Britain was more into heartbreak tracks than love songs in the lead up to Valentine’s this year

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Britain preferred heartbreak songs to romance tracks in the lead up to Valentine’s this year, a new study has found.

According to research by LyricFind, the top trending heartbreak track in the UK over the past six weeks has been ‘Strangers’ by Sigrid, a song about realising you and your partner are never going to work.



The UK was the only country of the eight surveyed to have a heartbreak track trend higher than the most searched love song, ‘More Than You Know’ by Axwell x Ingrosso.

By comparison, Australia proved to be the most romantic nation, with Camila Cabello’s ‘Havana’ reaching 273,450% more searches than the top break-up song, ‘Where’s My Love’ by SYML.

See the infographic below:

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Brazil had the oldest top-trending heartbreak song, 2010’s ’Pleasure and Pain’ by Bullet For My Valentine.



This morning, Ryan Adams kicked off Valentine’s Day celebrations by putting out a brand new romance track, ‘Baby I Love You’.

If you’re really not feeling the love today, be sure to check out our list of the best anti-Valentine’s Day songs; ideal for blasting from the rooftops whilst swiping on Tinder. 

Alternatively, forget all about Valentines and watch the VO5 NME Awards, live streaming tonight (February 14) from 8pm on the NME Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pages.

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