Music speaks louder than words. Or something like that. One of the best dating apps, Happn, was the first to team up with Spotify to allow single folk to flirt via tunes. Now, instead of sending an eggplant emoji, you can message someone a song as a way of showing interest. You can also add a song to your personal bio, just like how you used to put one on your Myspace page to show off the indie bands you thought you discovered.
The app tracked song popularity from March to May of 2016, pulling data from about 2.4 million U.S. users, and told us which songs men and women share the most. There weren’t many straight-up sex songs, which was surprising considering the gross and crazy pick-up lines New Yorkers received on apps. Men tended to go with more upbeat songs like “Happy” and Lionel Richie’s “Hello” (not Adele’s version. Thank God). And to all the women sharing “Get Lucky”? We see what you’re doing there, and we approve.
Top five songs shared by men:
1. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
2. “Treasure” by Bruno Mars
3. “Love Never Felt so Good” by Michael Jackson
4. “Hello” by Lionel Richie
5. “Come Fly with Me” by Frank Sinatra
Top five songs shared by women:
1. “I Put a Spell on You” by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
2. “Heartbreaker” by Mariah Carey
3. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
4. “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith
5. “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk