Hankies at the ready - three young Irish lads have recorded a heart-breaking version of the normally chirpy theme tune to imperishable sitcom Friends.

The fresh-faced trio of Glenn Murphy, Oisin O’Callaghan and Ronan Scolard have posted their rendition of the 1994 song by The Rembrandts on YouTube.

If this had been used as the actual theme tune for the show, Friends might have been a much more serious affair. Either way, it's pretty damn good. Have a look and listen here.