Rihanna's Sex With Me tops Valentine's playlists

Singer Rihanna arrives at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Feb 12, 2017.
Singer Rihanna arrives at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Feb 12, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - Lovers who plan to celebrate Valentine's Day with some music in the bedroom have voted - they do it to Rihanna.

Leading streaming service Spotify marked the holiday of love on Tuesday (Feb 14) by analysing playlists described by users as songs for making love.

The top choice was Rihanna's Sex With Me, a track off her latest album Anti, in which the sultry singer boasts of her prowess.

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In second place, was another R&B track, Jeremih's 2009 hit Birthday Sex.

Playlists that more innocently spoke of date night music were led by Ed Sheeran's mega-single Thinking Out Loud.

Inside the United States, Spotify also sought clues by counting the number of playlists for dating and explicitly about sex.

The Midwestern state of Ohio had the biggest preference for sex over dating songs, followed by nearby Michigan.

Hawaii topped states whose listeners looked more for dating than sex, with Mormon-dominated Utah coming second.