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AR Rahman feat. Pussycat Dolls - Jai Ho

Pussycat Dolls
Release date

You can get it right now on digital download - or (if you can wait!) grab it in the shops from 13 April.

The style

As soon as you hear the first drum beats and the slick sitar style of the latest Pussycat Dolls track you'll know they've been to Bollywood.

And it sounds like they've taken a fair bit of Hollywood with them!

Lead singer Nicole Scherzinger has teamed up with Indian megastar AR Rahman for an English remix of his Oscar winning hit 'Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny)'.

She sounds right at home - making the most of her soulful R&B voice and hitting all the (incredibly) high notes on this Eastern-themed piece of pop!

The words

'Jai ho!' means 'victory' - so what victory are the Pussycat Dolls cheering about?

Well, it seems they've found someone really special who lights up their glamorous lives.

In between AR Rahman's 'Jai Ho!' chant, they sing: "You are the reason that I breathe. You are the reason that I still believe. You are my destiny. Jai Ho!"

But this affectionate tune is also about making it through the tricky times and celebrating on the other side: "No there is nothing that can stop us. Nothing can ever come between us. So come and dance with me. Jai Ho!".

Will you still be humming it next week?

Any song that makes us want to clap along with a Bollywood beat is sure to stick in the charts and our heads.

The music video is also worth a peek - with the Dolls showing off some Indian-inspired dance moves.

Will it make the charts?

On digital downloads alone 'Jai Ho' has ALREADY hit number three in the UK singles chart.

Will this toe-tapping track make a move on Lady GaGa when it's released on April 13?

It seems we'll have to wait to see what Jai Ho's destiny really is!

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Your Comments

"I love the song. I like the style of it. It's very different to the Pussycat Dolls normal songs."

Tara, 11, Wales

"I absolutely love this song! It's so catchy it makes you want to sing along every time you hear it."

Hannah, 12, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I like the Pussycat Dolls so much!"

Rebecca, 8, Newcastle, England

"I think it's REALLY good. I went on Guide camp in the holidays and danced to it for Bollywood dancing. I couldn't stop singing it all day!"

Chloe, 11, Kent, England

"I think this song failed by the Pussycat Dolls' standards. I also think the lead singer should let the other girls get a chance."

Megan, 11, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think this song is okay but it would have been better if they are all singing not just Nicole."

Kelly, 11, London, England

"This video is really colourful, it is fantastic!!"

Shannon, 12, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"I love this song it's so calm and relaxing."

Afsana, 11, London, England

"They are really good on all the songs they have made but especially Jai Ho. It is the best song in the world my friends all love it too."

Rebecca, 11, Middlesbrough, England

"If you listen to the lyrics they sing: 'You are the reason that I still believe'. Beautiful lyrics!"

Phoebe, 11, Lincolnshire, England

"I think Rahman is the best singer in the world!!"

Toka, 8, Scotland

"I love this song, Nicole's vocals are brilliant in this song!. It's a must have single!"

Lauren, 10, Norwich, England

"It is fun and exciting. As soon as you hear it it makes you want to get up and dance. Nicole Scherzinger's voice travels peacefully into your ears along with e rest of the fantastic group. "

Tinika, 11, Birmingham, England

"The first time I heard it I didn't really like it but now I can't get it out of my head!"

Emma, 10, Surrey, England

"I heard it and it's AWESOME!!"

Adrija, 13, Canada

"I think it's great that the Pussycat Dolls are getting involved in Bollywood and the song is great."

Safia, 12, London, England

"It is so catchy, actually it's TOO catchy! I can't stop humming it!"

Kiran, 12, Derby, England

"I think that it is amazing! It's got such a catchy tune and her voice is really good!!!"

Anisah, 10, Edinburgh, Scotland

"The song Jai Ho is the best. I think AR Rahman's music is extraordinary."

Anahita, 11, London, England

"Definitely a hit!"

Sarah, 14, UK

"I love this song, I was singing it all day yesterday!! It's got cool lyrics and a great video!!"

Emii, 13, Derbyshire, England

"I love this song. It is so catchy and will get stuck in your head. It's a must-hear song, don't miss it. It's fantastic!"

Nicole, 13, London, England

"I love Jai Ho! It's so catchy and cool!!"

Maria, 13, Lanarkshire, Scotland

"Their songs are so catchy with a great beat."

Aamina, 13, Yorkshire, England

"I like this song, it's a really nice one. It suits the Pussycat Dolls to do the song with AR Rahman."

Anisah, 13, Bradford, England

"I love the Pussycat Dolls but their new song well...I HATE it."

Kathryn, 10, Northern Ireland

"They are my favourite girl band at the moment and their song is amazing. I can't wait to buy their new CD."

Elinor 10, Wales

"I think that the Pussycat Dolls are amazing and that the Bollywood style really blends well with their voices."

Danielle, 12, Swindon, England

"The song Jai Ho is so good! Whenever I hear it I just have to dance."

Emma, 11, London, England

"It's a wicked song. I love the Pussycat Dolls."

Charlotte, 9, Merseyside, England

"I love this song! Nicole's voice really suits this song and have you guys seen the video? It is awesome - worth checking out! The Pussycat Dolls all wear Indian/Bollywood clothes and their dance moves are SLICK! I don't understand why Newsround haven't given it five stars!"

Penelope, 13, Warwickshire, England

"It's really good, Nicole Scherzinger's vocals are very good in this song - 10/10."

Richard, 12, York, England

"A miss, they really are rubbish singers."

Caitlin, 13, Shropshire, England

"Jai Ho is an awesome song! Nicole Scherzinger's voice is amazing!"

Laura, 13, England