Who would bet against this being this year's Christmas Number One? Not only is the opposition woefully inadequate (whoever thought of letting a load of pop wannabes loose on Happy Xmas War Is Over has a lot to answer for, and the least said about Sir Cliff's effort the better) but it's also the theme tune to the hit Britflick Love Actually. And one of the stand-out tracks from the excellent recent album Three.
This trio certainly know how to make memorable pop records - not since a certain all-female quintet threw their toys out of the playpen has there been a track as instantly, infectiously likeable. Not surprisingly it's written by Diane Warren, who knows a thing or three about crafting great pop songs.
CD1 is the must-have purchase, as it includes Hugh Grant being suitably floppy and festive on the promo video. Kujay Dada's Bass Shaker remix is, however, a waste of space, sounding more like someone's central heating system playing up than a dancefloor take on this monster pop single. CD2 is strictly for completists, as it features the film version (not very different from the CD1 lead track, except for being 10 seconds longer), a disposable remix and a piece of filler.