Did you pick a wedding song that will doom your marriage?

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A new survey suggests the key to a happy marriage depends on your wedding song.
A new survey suggests the key to a happy marriage depends on your wedding song. (Photo: GALLO IMAGES/ GETTY IMAGES)

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


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