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Smash Mouth’s All Star performed using only Windows XP sounds is the song we need right now

Windows 95 gets all the retro attention, but its successor XP will always hold a special place in our hearts.

A solid OS that was so good it took six years before Microsoft attempted to launch a successor – and even then, Vista was widely-criticised and Windows 7? Well, the less said about that the better.

And now – finally – it gets its moment in the sun, as its unmistakable classic error sounds have been used to maximum meme effect, to perform Smash Mouth’s 1999 hit All Star.

Yes – that’s right, it’s All Star, performed by the noises made when Windows XP went wrong. And it’s every bit as good as you’d hope.

Naturally, the internet is impressed with the magnificent work of James Nielssen:

It turns out though, that Nielssen has form with All Star. Behold, as much memeage as you can handle.

And for the crowning glory:

We need to have a lie down.