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With December 25th bearing down upon us, we're mere days away from anointing a festive chart-topper as Christmas Number One. A hot tip for this year's top tune? It'll be sentimental and/or disposable pop junk. Reg readers deserve better, so we've cobbled together a list of ten songs that reflect the fare we serve up around …

  1. Glen 1
    Facepalm

    Spotify web player is flakey

    Soo...

    you've imbedded 12 takes-ages-to-load-widgets...

    that require a new tab/window to be open...

    and memebership of a seperate site..

    and doesn't seem to like it if you try to listen to more than one song...

    The "They Might Be Giants" tracks aren't available in the United Kingdom. Did you even check given that its a UK Site?

    Could have linked to a playlist.

    Like This

    Or youtube vids.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: Spotify web player is flakey

      ...and the "None of the above, it's all shite" button is missing.

    2. Cipher

      Re: Spotify web player is flakey

      All this in the same week they killed Regina Eggbert...

      1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

        Re: Spotify web player is flakey

        Has anyone reported this to the Police yet?

        Considering the evidence is on the interwebs I'm surprised GCHQ haven't already turned up on the door step.

        Also, by definition, Regina was a minor. Won't someone think of the children?

  2. Aleph0
    Terminator

    Technologic

    As for "Technologic", I like more this remix ( http://youtu.be/WRvipYTeVp0 ) with Beastie Boys' "Yeah" and Capsule's "Starry Sky" .

  3. Triggerfish

    You should add

    Laika - Badtimes & Deltron 3030 - Virus.

  4. Sir Sham Cad

    also check out

    Anything by Dual Core but I'm enjoying Hack All The Things immensely

  5. Smed

    Finally robotic beings rule the world!

    One vote for Flight of the Conchords.

  6. Captain DaFt

    One big, wet raspberry

    For the abuse of Reg readers by inflicting Spotify on us!

  7. Little Mouse Silver badge
    Terminator

    Wot no Queen?

    "Machines (or Back to Humans)".... They don't make 'em like that any more.

    Thank God.

  8. Vladimir Plouzhnikov

    Jethro Tull's "Wicked Windows" or even the Tangent's "The Wiki Man" are far superior to this entire shortlist... Oh, also "Yours truly, 2095" by ELO...

    1. Michael Habel Silver badge

      Jethro Tull's "Wicked Windows" or even the Tangent's "The Wiki Man" are far superior to this entire shortlist... Oh, also "Yours truly, 2095" by ELO...

      MUH Bro! Now that is what I call Music!

    2. Cipher

      Well, if we're going old school...

      "Welcome to the Machine" the second song on Pink Floyd's 1975 album Wish You Were Here...

  9. Ewan

    What happened to Datarock

    Computer Camp Love!!!!!

  10. skeptical i
    Pint

    "Hombre Secreto" from the _Repo Man_ soundtrack

    Cover en espanol of "Secret Agent Man" by The Plugz -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K1vJ0r0ax0

    Devo did do a good cover of "Workin' in a Coal Mine", though ("Lord, I am SO tired, how long can this go on?").

    Cerveza grande, por favor.

  11. Gordon 10 Silver badge

    Goldie lookin chain

    Halfman half machine.

  12. mythicalduck

    Primary Slave

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4d2WTmEFZs

  13. nijam Silver badge

    You've inexplicably missed "Piece Of Crap" - Neil Young's tribute to modern technology - off your list. Out of politeness, I shall assume it was an oversight.

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    You've also inexplicably missed "Electricity" by Captain Beafheart and the Magic Band. Now there' s real music...

  15. jake Silver badge

    Obvious missing entry:

    The Jam's "The Modern World" from 1977.

    Happy Solstice, everyone! Now can we PLEASE stop all the Horrorday advertising?

    1. Petrea Mitchell

      Re: Obvious missing entry:

      Another couple: "All About the Pentiums" and "Virus Alert" by "Weird Al" Yankovic.

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