Pupils eye second Christmas No 1

AS pop and rock bands battle it out to land the prestigious Christmas number one slot, a song by bunch of youngsters from Bringhurst could be a good outside bet – to be the internet number one!

The school band at Bringhurst Primary School called Moles No More, have penned a Christmas pop single called Can't Wait for Christmas? which has been unleashed on the internet.

The kids are facing stiff competition from bands and artists all over the world who post songs on the Acid Planet website, including a hotly-tipped Californian band who were furious to be kept off the top spot by the youngsters. The pupils wrote the lyrics, sang all the vocal parts, including harmonies, chose and played instrument samples and decided how to promote the upcoming CD.

The song has received over 85 reviews from more than six countries and more than 300 people have listened to the song in less than a week.

The song entered the Acid Planet Internet top 40 after only 18 listens, topped the Guitar Rock chart inside two hours and hit no1 on the Rock chart in under a day.

The band is going for their second internet Christmas number one after they landed the top spot last year with the song Santa Did You Get That?

With the help of last year's song, Moles No More tops the website's all time guitar rock band chart.

Teacher Tom Tolkien (27), who has been involved in the project, said: "The children thoroughly enjoyed this project and the standard of work they produced is a fantastic achievement."

Last week, three of the band were guest presenters, with Mr Tolkien, on the digital radio station BBC Seven's Big Toe Radio Show. The web address for the song is www.acidplanet.com.