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7. Angels – Robbie Williams

A karaoke classic and smash hit pop ballad, Angels is a song about unconditional love through the hardest of times. In 2005 it was voted the song that Britons most wanted played at their funerals, and it remains a popular choice today.

8. We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn

One of the songs that defined the sound of the Second World War era, Vera Lynn’s 1939 ballad is a bittersweet song about saying goodbye to a loved one. A favourite with those who remember the uncertainty of the war years, We’ll Meet Again is nevertheless timeless, resonating with anyone who has lost someone close.

9. You Raise Me Up – Westlife

You Raise Me Up was a huge hit for Westlife, who covered the song originally written by Secret Garden. Over 100 bands and artists all over the world have recorded this classic ballad, each with their own unique take.