The Best Songs To Send Your Crush

Dating sites are a huge market, projected to make almost $1.2 billion this year, not to mention dating apps, which will rake in approximately $628.8 million. And, over the past few years dating apps become incredibly niche (there's an app for bacon lovers!) and started to add unique features. A few months ago, Happn (only a year-and-a-half old, with five million members in 20 major cities worldwide) partnered with Spotify and started allowing users to send songs to their matches via the app’s message function. “Music is such a powerful form of expression that is intrinsically linked to our personalities,” said Didier Rappaport, co-founder and CEO of Happn, in a press release announcing the Spotify integration. Plus, they say music increases productivity and creativity, so why not pair it with dating, right?

What is Happn, you ask? It’s an app that uses geo-tracking so you can see who, literally, just passed you by. If you’re both members of the app, you’ll appear in each other’s timelines after the missed encounter, citing when and where you “saw” each other. (It’s almost like Craigslist’s “Missed Connections,” but not online, way more thorough, and way less creepy.) Then, if the like is mutual, you can start messaging.

So, the next natural question that comes to mind is, what songs are people sending? (Any guesses?!) Well, the folks at Happn were kind enough to share them.

The Most Popular Songs Male Users In The U.S. Send:

1. “Hello” — Lionel Richie


Is it me you're looking for?

I can see it in your eyes [at least in your Happn profile pic!]

I can see it in your smile

You're all I've ever wanted

And my arms are open wide [once we meet in person, that is]...”

2. “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” — New Kids On The Block

“...I can see it in your walk [even though I walked right by you]

Tell 'em when you talk

See it in everything you do [someday... when we meet]

Even in your thoughts...

You got the right stuff, baby...”

3. “Gooey” — Glass Animals

“Alright, come close

Let me show you everything I know... [Doesn't sound too bad so far!]

...Right, my little pooh bear, wanna take a chance? [Everyone's online or on an app these days, anyway!]

Wanna sip this smooth air, kick it in the sand...” [After all, we should probably meet in person, too, right? Not just keep messaging and exchanging songs on this thing...]

4. “The Most Beautiful Girl” — Flight Of The Conchords


Looking round the room

I can tell that you

Are the most beautiful girl in the... room. [Well, my Happn app will show me that you were!]

In the whole wide room


And when you're on the street

Depending on the street [that's for sure!]

I bet you are definitely in the top three [again, Happn will show me!]

Good looking girls on the street... yeah...”

***[This has got to be the most apropos song for Happn!]***

5. “Can't Feel My Face” — The Weeknd

“...I can't feel my face when I'm with you [but you can see it through your Happn app!]

But I love it, but I love it, oh

I can't feel my face when I'm with you [again, the Happn app helps out here]

But I love it, but I love it, oh...”

The Most Popular Songs Female Users In The U.S. Send:

1. “We Are Young” — Fun Featuring Janelle Monae

“Give me a second I

I need to get my story straight [we met on Happn, right?!]

My friends are in the bathroom getting higher than the Empire State...

Now I know that I’m not

All that you got [there's lots of competition on Happn!]

I guess that I, I just thought

Maybe we could find new ways to fall apart

But our friends are back

So let’s raise a toast

‘Cause I found someone to carry me home [right?!]

2. “Trap Queen” — Fetty Wap

“I'm like ‘Hey, what's up? Hello’

Seen yo pretty ass soon as you came in the door [I mean, up on my app]

I just wanna chill, got a sack for us to roll

Married to the money, introduced her to my stove

Showed her how to whip it, now she remixin' for low... [I'll explain later...]

3. “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” — Rubert Holmes

“I was tired of my lady, we'd been together too long

Like a worn-out recording, of a favorite song [how romantic!]

So while she lay there sleeping, I read the paper in bed

And in the personals column [the old-fashioned Happn]

there was this letter I read…”

4. “Cool for the Summer” — Demi Lovato

“Tell me what you want

What you like

It's okay

I'mma little curious too…

Got my mind on your body [I saw your Happn profile!]

And your body on my mind...

We're cool for the summer [though Happn’s year-round!]...”

5. “You Sexy Thing”— Hot Chocolate

“I believe in miracles

Where you from, you sexy thing? [Happn!!]

Sexy thing, you

I believe in miracles

Since you came along, you sexy thing

Where did you come from, baby? [I told you... Happn!!]

How did you know I needed you? [You signed up for Happn, too...]

How did you know I needed you so badly? [See above!]

How did you know I'd give my heart gladly? [Well, you had to swipe the heart icon to like me...]

Yesterday I was one of the lonely people [...until we both joined Happn!]

Now you're lying close to me, making love to me...”

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