Disney songs successful marriage

Couples Who Dance to Disney Songs Are the Most Likely to Stay Married

Are you currently in the midst of trying to choose your first dance song for your wedding? It can be a tricky decision to make, but we’ve got some info that might help you narrow down your choices.

According to a survey of over 5,500 couples by Onbuy.com, couples who picked a Disney song for their first dance were the most likely to stay married. ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ by Elton John, from the Disney classic The Lion King, is your best bet if you want your marriage to prosper, with 77% of those who shared their first dance to it still happily together.


In total, there are four Disney songs in the top 25 list of wedding songs, and all of them result in happy unions! As well as ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’, popular picks include ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ from Toy Story, ‘A Whole New World’ from Aladdin (presumably not the Peter Andre & Jordan version…), and ‘You’ll Be in My Heart’ from Tarzan.

Read more: Alternative wedding first dance songs

Other first dance songs that lead to a happy marriage include ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ by Stevie Wonder and ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ by Frank Sinatra, if you want something a bit more grown-up!

On the flip side, some first dance choices seem to reveal the marriage is destined for disaster. Bad news, One Direction fans, but those who picked ‘Little Things’ for their first dance resulted with three quarters of them separating or divorcing.

Jason Mraz’s ‘I’m Yours’ is also a cursed pick, as well as ‘Chasing Cars’ by Snow Patrol.

Read more: The cutest Disney readings for your big day

See the full list below:

Top 25 First Dance Songs

  1. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
  2. Your Song – Elton John
  3. Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John
  4. Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  5. A Whole New World – Lea Salonga & Brad Kane
  6. You’ll Be in My Heart – Phil Collins
  7. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
  8. At Last – Etta James
  9. (Everything I Do) I Do For You – Bryan Adams
  10. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  11. You Are So Beautiful – Westlife
  12. Little Things – One Direction
  13. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  14. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  15. Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You – Andy Williams
  16. Skinny Love – Birdy
  17. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  18. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  19. L -O-V-E – Nat King Cole
  20. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  21. Free Fallin’ – John Mayer
  22. All of Me – Billie Holiday
  23. You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Andy Newman
  24. Stay With You – John Legend
  25. Everything – Michael Bublé

If this has inspired you, make sure you check out our favourite Disney songs for your wedding!

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