People are grumbling that this year's Christmas number one is lacking in seasonal good cheer.

The dreary ditty Mad World was first released in the early 1980s by Swindon-based synth combo Tears for Fears. The cover of the song that currently tops the UK Hit Parade is by droning duo Michael Andrews and Gary Jules, and came to prominence thanks to the movie Donnie Darko.

So next time you hear the dreadful dirge Mad World don't let it get you down – simply sing our version instead. You know it makes sense.

Macworld

All around me is a Windows nightmare,

Crashing Pcs, crashing Pcs.

Bright and early for their daily restart

Another virus, another virus.

And the spam is filling up their email

Just delete it, just delete it.

Hide the axe before they smash the PC,

Very stressful, very stressful.

And I find it kind of funny,

I find it kind of sad,

that PC users are sighing

when they could be using Macs.

Someone ought to tell them,

though they’ll find it hard to take,

that they could be running Panther.

It's a very, very Macworld, Macworld…

And the Mac is 20 years old next year,

Happy birthday, happy birthday.

iBook, PowerBook, iMac, eMac, iPod,

Sit and listen, sit and listen.

Thinking differently, the rest will follow,

Innovation, innovation.

And we now all have a digital lifestyle,

Thanks to Apple, Thanks to Apple.

And I find it kind of funny,

I find it kind of sad,

that PC users are sighing

when they could be using Macs.

Someone ought to tell them,

though they’ll find it hard to take,

that they could be running Panther.

It's a very, very Macworld, Macworld…