I was gonna write a comparison of the two Popstars the Rivals songs, but having heard them both, I have no doubt that Girls Aloud are going to be Christmas number one. Buy girls, bye boys indeed.

‘Sounds form the Underground’ is an excellent modern pop song, think Sugarbabes et al. All sassy and glossy, all the right breaks and hooks, enough sounds to hold the interest. It’s got SURF GUITAR on it!! Wow! And, as they are releasing it as a double a-side with a cover of East 17’s ‘Stay Another Day’ the number one is guaranteed (though Brian Harvey is also releasing his own version of Stay Another Day on the same day).