The humble egg. Second only to the potato in the food ver­sat­il­ity stakes.

And is there any greater egg than a boiled one? Yes — a poached one. But let's con­cen­trate on boiled ones today with this incred­ible playlist. Follow the instruc­tions below for the greatest soft­boiled egg in the history of eggs.

1. Using a small saucepan, fill with water until your eggs are covered by about 1cm.

2. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer.

3. THEN HIT PLAY ON ONE OF THESE SONGS.