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These are the songs that men use to bag a date

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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

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ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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