The answer to one of life’s great mysteries has been revealed – the key to a happy marriage isn’t only mutual respect and communication, it’s your song pick for your first dance.
If things haven’t been that great, this could be why – and if you’re still planning your nuptials, now would be a good time to re-examine the wedding day playlist.
There is very good news if you and yours shuffled cheek to cheek to Elton John’s Can You Feel the Love Tonight – the odds are in your favour that your union will stand the test of time.
Those of you chose One Direction’s Little Things, on the other hand . . . things don’t look so great for you guys.
Nearly 80% of couples who danced to Sir Elton’s hit say their marriages are “extremely happy”, while 75% of the 1D dance couples split up, according to a poll by online marketplace OnBuy.com which interviewed 5 500 couples and asked how they would describe their relationships.
Top 10 songs picked by soon-to-be-unhappy couples
1 Little Things by One Direction
2 I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
3 Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
4 Skinny Love by Birdy
5 You've Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman
6 Stay with You by John Legend
7 Everything by Michael Bublé
8 Free Fallin’ by John Mayer
9 Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley
10 Perfect by Ed Sheeran
Top 10 songs picked by loving, happy couples
1 Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Elton John
2 Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder
3 The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
4 A Whole New World by Lea Salonga & Brad Kane
5 At Last by Etta James
6 You are So Beautiful by Westlife
7 You’ll Be in My Heart by Phil Collins
8 I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
9 Your Song by Elton John
10 Better Together by Jack Johnson