Those of us who spent a significant portion of the 90s and early 2000s with Rachel, Ross, Chandler, Phoebe, Joey, and Monica from “Friends” likely have an uncontrollable reaction when we hear the opening line to the popular show’s theme song. And it’s a reaction that involves our hands.

“So no one told you life was gonna be this way [clap clap clap clap].”

That song, “I’ll Be There for You” by the Rembrandts, became iconic because of the show. And its upbeat melody makes it a fun listen. So when you hear that three guys decided to remake the tune in a very different way, you might start to cringe.

Cover of Friends theme song Ill Be There for You

Glenn Murphy, Oisin O’Callaghan and Ronan Scolard perform a cover of “I’ll Be There for You’ by The Rembrandts. (Source: YouTube screen shot)

But once you hear the song, your fears should subside.

Here are Irish musicians Glenn Murphy, Oisin O’Callaghan and Ronan Scolard delivering a unique take on the tune. Instead of upbeat, they’ve turned it into a beautiful ballad full of harmonies. You’ll clap for a different reason. Just listen:

If you’re wondering what the original sounds like, here you go:

(H/T: Mashable via Digg)

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