A key ingredient in the pursuit of the next conquest is the music that helps make it happen. Here comes the definitive stage by stage, blow by blow guide.
1. Music to welcome him to your home
The brief: upbeat, reassuring, optimistic, inclusive, not too obvious.
The answer: Empire of the Sun, Walking on a Dream
Star track: “Walking on a Dream.”
Music to play in the background over drinks
The brief: soothing, sophisticated, lyrical, relaxing
The answer: Zero 7, Simple Things.
Star track: “Destiny.”
Music to accompany the tasty dinner
The brief: familiar, cheering, stimulating, gay.
The answer: Pet Shop Boys: Introspective
Star track: “Always on my mind.”
Music for curling up on the sofa to share your facebook pages
The brief: romantic, timeless, sensual, melodic, emotive.
The answer: Scott 4, Scott Walker
The star track: “The World’s Strongest Man.”
Music for the moment of proposing the move to the bedroom
The brief: soulful, seductive, irresistible, cool
The answer: Marvin Gaye: Let’s get it on
The star track: “Let’s get it on.”
Music to accompany the hot sex
The brief: sexy, rhythmic, compelling, long.
The answer: Underworld, Dubnobasswithmyheadman
The star track: “Dark and long.”
Music to accompany breakfast the morning after
The brief: contemporary, light-hearted, popular, amusing.
The answer: Katy Perry, Teenage Dream
The star track: “Fireworks.”
And we sincerely hope that there were.
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