IT’S ‘MEN’ AGAINST BOYS (AND, ERM, GIRLS)

The incredible shrinking woman is seeing off stiff competition from the likes of S Club 7 and REM...

GERI HALLIWELL‘s cover of ‘IT’S RAINING MEN’ remains on course to become this week’s Number One, with midweek figures suggesting she has sold almost 8,000 more copies of her single than current chart topper S CLUB 7.

Halliwell‘s version of The Weather Girls classic sold over 38,000 copies following its release yesterday (April 30) – 8,000 more than current Number One, ‘Don’t Stop Movin” by S Club 7.

Three other singles are looking likely to enter the Top Five this coming Sunday (May 6), with Jennifer Lopez‘s ‘Play’ currently at Number Three, REM‘s ‘Imitation Of Life’ at Number Four, with ‘Cold As Ice’ by MOP at Number Five.

Stephen Gately’s new single ‘Stay’ is also looking a likely candidate to enter the Top Ten, with his new single currently at Number Ten.

Visit NME.COM on Sunday for the full Top 100 UK singles, the second they are published at 7pm GMT.