Play Vinyl Records Using Britain’s New Plastic MoneyBut it sounds horrible and we wouldn't recommend it
As this YouTube video shows, if you get desperate, and I mean really, really desperate. You can play a vinyl record using one of the new UK plastic £5 notes.
Listen to money being used to play the ABBA song Money Money Money.
The new polymer five pound notes have a rather curious ability of being just about able to play vinyl records (with the aid of a contact microphone and small amplifier not shown on screen). As the corners on these new banknotes are more durable and sharper than its paper counterpart it acts like a very crude record needle.
Seriously though, if you get this desperate, just buy a new needle.