These first dance songs at your wedding mean your marriage is doomed, says new survey

Here are the songs to steer clear of!

The first dance is one of the most important parts of a wedding and the start of a couple's married life together.

But it seems that the song you choose can have a lasting effect on your marriage - and not a good one!

A new survey has found that there is a link between a wedding song and how long the marriage lasts - and if you're an Elvis fan, it's not good news.

A survey by revealed the top 25 songs that couples usually select for their first dance, and the likelihood of the marriage lasting based on their song choice.

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The survey of 5,544 people found that one of the most popular choices saw the weddings end in divorce.

Elvis Presley’s 'Can't Help Falling in Love’ was one of the top 25 songs picked by couples with 10.48 percent of people selecting the song.

But only half of the couples who selected the song had a lasting marriage.

On a more positive note, Elton John’s ‘Can you feel the love tonight’ had a more romantic impact.

More than 70 percent of couples who selected that song had a strong, lasting marriage.

And it seems selecting a Disney song has a positive impact on a marriage for life, with 'A Whole New World', 'You'll Be In My Heart' and 'You've Got A Friend In Me' specifically mentioned on the list.

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Meanwhile, the top song that saw couples end in divorce included 'Little Things' by One Direction and Jason Mraz's 'I'm Yours'.

Michael Buble’s popular wedding tune ‘Everything’ wasn’t safe either with the survey finding the song showed a 49 percent chance that the couples marriage will end in divorce.

What song did you choose?

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