Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

These are the songs that men use to bag a date

lionel1.jpg

If music is the food of love, then play on, wrote Shakespeare. Though we're not sure he had Snoop Dogg in mind when he set down that particular verse.

The dating app Happn recently integrated Spotify, in order to let users send each other song clips to flirt through their choice of music - they've now revealed the top 10 songs used by each gender to set the mood and get the opposite sex ready for their date.

You can't really argue with the top two choices - the lothario of love Mr Lionel Richie's sculpture-featuring Hello and Marvin Gaye's classic Let's Get It On, but Hot Chocolate's You Sexy Thing is a surely bit cheesy, while Snoop's I Wanna F**k You is not exactly romantic (though it does get to the point).

Another Level's bump 'n' grind classic Freak Me features (we wouldn't want any mental image of Dane Bowers getting in our way though) as well as James Blunt's inescapable You're Beautiful.

The same Lionel song also features in the top 10 of songs that women send men, although the top spot is taken by Jennifer Paige's 1998 pop classic Crush. What a tune that was.

Check out the full lists below.

Top 10 - UK Men’s Happn Dating Charts

Lionel Richie, Hello
Marvin Gaye, Let’s Get It On
Hot Chocolate, You Sexy Thing
Snoop Dogg, I Wanna F*** You
A Great Big World, Say Something
Another Level, Freak Me
James Blunt, You’re Beautiful
Carly Rae Jepsen, I Really Like You
Pharrell Williams, Happy
Rupert Holmes, Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

Top 10 - UK Women’s Happn Dating Charts

Jennifer Paige, Crush
Lionel Richie, Hello
Carly Rae Jepsen, I Really Like You
Take That, Patience
Franz Ferdinand, Take Me Out
Marvin Gaye, Let’s Get It On
Chicago, If You Leave Me Now
The Weeknd, The Hills
Kellis, Milkshake
Elton John, Can You Feel The Love Tonight

Related

saxophone1.jpg

The joy of sax: why the saxophone deserves to be loved

killyourfriends3.jpg

The inside story of Kill Your Friends with John Niven

tomjones1.jpg

Tom Jones' Ultimate Playlist

Comments

More

Oscar nominees get the Honest Trailers treatment, and it's great

They're on form as ever

by Matt Tate
22 Feb 2017

Some massive names have been added to this year's Lovebox lineup

Solange, Kaytranada and Jamie XX are all on the bill

21 Feb 2017

Why it's time to celebrate the second division Britpop bands

As Sleeper reform, this is why you need to look past Oasis, Blur & Pulp

by Dave Fawbert
15 Feb 2017

Circa Waves' Ultimate Playlist

The band's singer Kieran Shudall reveals his top tunes

by Joe Ellison
15 Feb 2017

The revenge of the Kaiser Chiefs

The indie-rock band that refuses to die

by Louise Donovan
15 Feb 2017

Star Wars' Cantina Band is Australia's favourite song to have sex to

The infectious song is the nookie tune of choice Down Under

15 Feb 2017

You can now stream Prince’s back catalogue, but would he be pleased?

Party like it's 1999

by Gary Ogden
13 Feb 2017

Adele performs stunning tribute to George Michael at Grammys

"Can we please start it again? I’m sorry, I can’t mess this up for him.”

13 Feb 2017

Watch Bruno Mars and The Time's rousing Prince tribute at the Grammys

Bruno and The Time pay their respects

by Gary Ogden
13 Feb 2017

James Corden put on a special Carpool Karaoke at Grammys last night

Brit host also rapped in front of Jay-Z and fell down the stairs in pratfall

by Dave Fawbert
13 Feb 2017