ith their recent come-back announcement, I'm going to take a look back at the career of Britain's most famous girl band of all time, The Spice Girls!
Way back in 1994, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown also known as Baby, Posh, Ginger, Sporty and Scary Spice hit the charts and took the world by storm with their GirlPower. They were the Little Mix of the 90's and every teenage girl (and some boys!) wanted to be them - including me! Being a 90's child, the Spice Girls were my first favourite pop band and I have so many memories of these girls, like making up dances to the songs; I feel like I'm literally writing my childhood blog right now!
The girls signed to Virgin Records and released their debut single Wannabe in 1996 which hit number one in 37 countries and established their global success. The girls have released three studio albums including, Spice and Forever. In 1997, the girls took centre stage in their very own movie Spiceworld, also starring Hollywood star, Richard E Grant, and British Television personality, Micheal Barrymore. The film saw the girls run into some fictional events in London before preparing for a big concert in the Royal Albert Hall, London.
I have so many favourite Spice Girls songs that it was difficult to just choose my top three but here they are:
2 Become 1
I've chosen this song as my number one because every time I hear it, it reminds me of my childhood Christmas's and the 90's which makes it the ultimate Spice Girls track. Released in December 1996, 2 Become 1 was written by the girls, Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard. The song was inspired by the special relationship that was developing between Geri and Matt Rowe during the writing session. It's a pop ballad featuring a guitar, electronic keyboard and string instruments. The song is about the bond between two lovers. I can't find anything bad to say about this one as it has everything that I love in a song - love, catchy tune, great lyrics and of course, it gave the girls their first Christmas number one.
My second favourite is Stop. Released in 1998 and written by the girls, Paul Wilson and Andy Watkins and was a track from their album Spiceworld. The track peaked at number two on the UK charts and is about trying to slow down a relationship.
My third Spice pick is Mama. This one is a pretty special kind of song as it's about the relationship between mothers and daughters and the difficulties they face. The song was the girls' fourth number one and was the Comic Relief single of 1997.
The Spice Girls have split up twice and made two comebacks in their 24-year history. They have achieved a lot of things including a movie, many awards, including five Brit Awards. In 2012 they sang at the Summer Olympics Opening ceremony in London. Also, way back in 1997 when there were only four British television channels, the girls featured in the launch of Channel 5.
So that's the Spice Girls, the best girl band of all time - in my opinion! We look forward to their upcoming comeback tour in Summer 2019, minus Posh!