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Posted by: Pichu Apr 19 2007, 10:23 PM

1996 - Wannabe - Number One - Bumper To Bumper (B-Side)



Trivia:
The video was shot at the Midland Grand Hotel in St. Pancras

Posted by: Matt. Apr 19 2007, 10:23 PM

LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH!!! wub.gif wub.gif

Posted by: Matt Aloud Apr 19 2007, 10:54 PM

i wish they would get back together to at least split properly and give the fans a proper farewell cry.gif

Posted by: M!key Nov 12 2007, 12:00 PM

Music Week Article -
From wannabes to world beaters
By Christopher Barrett

Back in May 1996, with the five fledgling pop princesses’ debut single yet to be released, Music Week was the first music title to run a piece on the Spice Girls. Eleven years and 55m record sales later, as the Spice Girls prepare for a high-profile international reunion campaign, Music Week charts the act’s rise to fame

“We feel as though we’re breaking down the barriers, as women going up against the boy groups and against people’s expectations,” a young and astonishingly ambitious Geri Halliwell told Music Week back in 1996.

With all-girl acts including the Sugababes and Girls Aloud now regular fixtures in the higher echelons of the charts, pop music and brand synergy practically a pre-requisite and the pre-teen market actively engaged by acts such as Hannah Montana, the impact of the Spice Girls on the modern music industry has been remarkable.

In May 1993, when the first auditions for the five-girl pop outfit Touch began, girl bands simply did not sell albums in significant numbers, brand sponsorship of new acts was all but unheard of and few artists targeted the very young.

Although to the casual observer the Spice Girls appeared to be an overnight success back in July 1996, with their debut single Wannabe seemingly coming from nowhere to claim the number one spot on the UK singles chart for seven weeks, it was the result of three years of hard work and the assembling of a crack management and label team.

In a move that would later be widely adopted by reality TV talent contests, Victoria Adams, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Halliwell were given the keys to an unremarkable rented house at 58 Boyn Hill Road, near Maidenhead. From July 1993 to March 1994 it would become their home, with manager Chris Herbert bringing them together to bond and work on their songs and dance routines.

But it was not long before the girls’ strong personalities meant that a break with Herbert, who wanted them to dress identically and sing cover versions, was inevitable.

Following an industry showcase at Nomis Studios in West London where the quintet met their soon-to-be songwriting team Richard “Biff” Stannard and his partner Matt Rowe, they were inundated with management offers but it was not until March 1995 that they signed with Simon Fuller’s 19 Management.

An initial priority for Fuller was to get the group a record contract and, with labels taken aback by the energy and ambition of the band, they soon had a bidding war on their hands.

“I don’t think anyone that saw them could help but feel there was something very special there,” says Paul Conroy, the former president of Virgin Records.

“I’ll never forget the day they burst in here,” a bowled-over Virgin Records co-deputy managing director Ashley Newton told Music Week back in 1996.

“They had a tape and sang to backing tracks,” recalls Conroy. “They had two or three songs and came in and overwhelmed both Ashley and myself. They were fairly well honed by that time because they had been around the houses and were well rehearsed.”

According to Conroy it was a matter of putting on something of a “dog and pony show” in order to convince the Spice Girls and Fuller to sign on the dotted line. Conroy recalls that Virgin was, at the time, desperately seeking a pop act with attitude because, despite having a history with pop acts, including the Human League and Culture Club, during the mid-Nineties the label was devoid of any pop crossover act.

A month after signing to Virgin, the Spice Girls gave their new label another glimpse of their powers of self-promotion. Guests of honour at a race meeting at Kempton Park in Surrey, the group lost no time in attracting attention. While posing for photos alongside a statue of the celebrated racehorse Desert Orchid, the girls started to climb on the statue.

“It was perfect, they were their own best sales people,” says Conroy.

In the build-up to the release of Wannabe the Spice Girls continued to impress all those around them with their remarkable energy and unshakable confidence.

“I remember seeing them when we were setting up Wannabe, they were in the office grabbing coffees before they set off to do their first interviews on BBC Radio Oxford and they were so excited,” recalls Conroy. “They were on a taut spring; they had been waiting so long for the chance to do something.”

Nikki Chapman, who is now creative director of 19 Entertainment and project director of the band’s reunion activity, remembers working with the girls the first time around on TV and radio promotion while at Brilliant.

“There was nothing like them around,” she enthuses. “I used to take the girls around to meet everybody and the producers found them a welcome breath of fresh air. They were so ambitious, dynamic and spontaneous; when you introduced them to producers they were blown away. I think that’s something Simon worked on with them, because they did have that ferocious appetite – they wanted to do everything and they wanted to do it today.”

Chapman clearly recalls getting the Spice Girls their first TV exposure with a spot on Surprise Surprise placing them in front of 10m viewers well in advance of the release of Wannabe. “That show kicked the campaign off eight weeks before anyone had heard the single,” says Chapman, who went on to become a judge on ITV reality shows Popstars and Pop Idol. “It’s unheard of for a show of that stature to have an unknown act on. That was enormous and it was only because we had to pull another act off the show. I took the girls in to meet Isobel Hatton, the producer, and they ended up singing for her in the toilets at LWT.”

In the summer of 1996 a lunch at a Notting Hill restaurant with the editor of Top Of The Pops magazine would inadvertently lead the Spice Girls to adopt nicknames that would ultimately play a key role in their marketability and the way their international audience would identify with them.

Fascination Records general manager Peter Loraine, the former editor of Top Of The Pops magazine, remains modest about the creation of the Ginger, Posh, Sporty, Scary and Baby monikers.

“In the magazine we used silly language and came up with nicknames all the time so it came naturally to give them names that would be used by the magazine and its readers; it was never meant to be adopted globally,” he explains.

Shortly after using the nicknames in a feature Loraine received a call from the Daily Star saying the names were “hysterical” and requesting permission to use them. Next it was The Sunday Times and before long the nicknames were synonymous with the girls.

“It was a stroke of genius and came more by luck than design, “ says Conroy. “When it happened I don’t know whether any of us thought it was going to last longer than the next issue of Top Of Pops. But it took me back years to working with Madness; they were all cartoon characters.”

Having signed them the next challenge for Conroy and his team was to break them internationally. “That was the most difficult thing because, although we knew they were very special, if you look back at girl groups, like Bananarama, they had hit singles but never the kind of album sales you would have hoped for,” says Conroy.

When looking at a template to work from the Virgin team were inspired by the huge success of girl band Shampoo in Japan and decided to release Wannabe there first and let the excitement build.

“With the manga thing and the cartoon aspects of the group’s characters, plus the fact they were all girls, we knew we would be able to break them there,” explains Conroy.

It was the first of many international territories to swoon under the influence of ‘Girl Power’ with Wannabe going on to top the charts in 31 territories and shift 6m units.

In November 1996 they proved they could also shift albums in remarkable numbers with their debut, Spice, selling 2m copies in its first two weeks. It became the highest-selling album of 1996 in the UK, the biggest album of 1997 in the US and sold 10m copies worldwide in fewer than seven months. In May 1997 Spice hit number one in the US albums chart, meaning that the Spice Girls were the first British group to top the US charts with a debut album.

During the next three years the Spice Girls became a carefully-orchestrated international phenomenon, with books, the film Spiceworld The Movie, world tours and significant brand links, ensuring the group were never out of the public eye throughout the world.

“The most difficult thing was keeping the whole international thing going, because there were so many territories demanding their time,” says Conroy. “We did joke that we really needed to clone them and have four acts on the road at the same time. There was just so much activity.”

In order to orchestrate such a big global operation Conroy oversaw regular meetings in what was dubbed the ‘war room’. The meetings assembled staff from all aspects of the Spice Girls business to exchange ideas and updates. “It was like a well-oiled machine,” says Conroy.

One of the people to experience the magnitude of the meetings at first hand was The Outside Organisation CEO Alan Edwards, who remembers fondly the day he was summoned to head their PR campaign.

Having been given 45 minutes’ notice, Edwards shot across to West London and was faced with a room of 40 people. “It was very quiet I guess because the band was present, which is very unusual in those record company meetings. I did a speech about the media and who I knew. It fell very quiet and then one of the girls said ‘Erm, Mr Edwards, what kind of shoes are you wearing?’ and the whole room just froze; it was the most extraordinary question within the context of this business meeting. I said ‘Hush Puppies’ and another of the girls piped up and said ‘oh that’s alright, we can hire him then’. It was surreal.

“They had probably made the decision, but knowing the Spice Girls they just wanted to deliver it in the most dramatic way possible.”

For Edwards the girls’ vivacious personalities and their intrinsic Britishness played a leading role in helping them capture the imagination of the UK media and the public.

“It works for the media and, although they might knock them, the Spice Girls are very lovable and British. Like anything from The Beatles, Carry On Films and the Queen Mother to Michael Caine, they have become part of our culture. I often used to draw comparison with the Sex Pistols, and obviously musically there was no comparison, but they were unbelievably British and touched a nerve.”

Seven years on from the release of the Spice Girls’ platinum-selling third album, Forever, the British public’s love of the band shows no sign of having diminished. With 19 UK live dates being snapped up almost instantaneously, their new single Headlines (Friendship Never Ends) already receiving widespread airplay and EMI confidently predicting sales of up to 1m of their forthcoming Greatest Hits package, Girl Power still packs a punch.

Reflecting on their ongoing success Conroy says, “I have never known an act that had to work as hard as those girls did for everything that they got and have always thought they deserved every bit of their success because of it.

“They kept each other together because there were times when they were absolutely exhausted.”

Posted by: Shameless Nov 12 2007, 07:52 PM

lovely write up

Posted by: Jester Nov 25 2007, 04:39 PM

I have just spent a few hours watching the Top 40 Spice and Solo songs on TMF which was provided by the OCC.

The most successful solo spice song is When You're Gone by Mel C and Bryan Adams (#8), Geri - It's Raining Men at #10), Mel C & Lisa Left Eye Lopes at 11 and Victoria Beckham et al at 12 with Out Of Your Mind. The only two Spice songs not in the top 10 are Holler/LLLTW and Stop, which were both top 20. Mel B's biggest hit was I Want U Back at #21, and Emma Buntons was What Took You So long at #19.

The Top 10:

1. Spice Girls - Wannabe
2. Spice Girls - 2 Become 1
3. Spice Girls - Say You'll Be There
4. Spice Girls - Goodbye
5. Spice Girls - Spice Up Your Life
6. Spice Girls - Mama/Who Do You Think You Are?
7. Spice Girls - Too Much
8. Mel C & Bryan Adams - When You're Gone
9. Spice Girls - Viva Forever
10. Geri - It's Raining Men

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Posted by: Lukuzz Nov 25 2007, 04:41 PM

ah ye i seen this the other day, i think whoever decided or voted is stupid if they think that mel c's best is - when youre gone and geris - its raining men !

Posted by: Jester Nov 25 2007, 04:45 PM

It wasn't a vote, it was from record sales wink.gif

Posted by: Lukuzz Nov 25 2007, 05:01 PM

oh right! i didnt know that.

Posted by: Freakshow Nov 25 2007, 05:05 PM

It was more his song though.

Posted by: Dan. Nov 25 2007, 05:39 PM

I couda told you that :|

Posted by: Matt Aloud Nov 25 2007, 08:15 PM

QUOTE(Freakshow @ Nov 25 2007, 05:06 PM) *
It was more his song though.


and he stabbed her in the back in the USA by replacing her with Pamela Anderson on his GH puke.gif

Posted by: marc Nov 25 2007, 11:00 PM

Was watching this too, but left before the top 10 so thanks for that...

Posted by: Shameless Nov 25 2007, 11:13 PM

im glad mel c had the highest solo

Posted by: Ryan Nov 27 2007, 09:43 PM

Oooooh i seen some of this the other day too wub.gif

Its Raining Men shouldnt have been Top Ten sad.gif I LOVE When Your Gone though wub.gif

Posted by: Graham Nov 27 2007, 10:02 PM

Never Be The Same Again is the best solo Spice release. wub.gif

None of them have either come close to matching the success they had in the group then. How obvious.
I bet Headlines makes like #50 laugh.gif

Posted by: Shameless Nov 27 2007, 10:33 PM

i think next best superstar by mel should have been far bigger,in general i have loved most of mel c's solo singles and her solo albums are great and for me she is by far the best solo spice

Posted by: Freakshow Nov 28 2007, 04:30 PM

She's not Geri's raining men is the highest selling fully slol single of them.

Posted by: Graham Nov 28 2007, 08:33 PM

QUOTE(Shameless @ Nov 27 2007, 10:34 PM) *
i think next best superstar by mel should have been far bigger,in general i have loved most of mel c's solo singles and her solo albums are great and for me she is by far the best solo spice



I agree with all those statements. happy.gif
Geri is fabulous in her own right but cmon she's only good for a laugh at her cheesy antics and songs laugh.gif wub.gif

Emma is very underated though! 'A Girl Like Me' was a fabulous album and I adore her collabaration with Tin Tin Out <3333333333333333

Posted by: Just Adam Jan 27 2008, 01:23 PM

1996 - Say You'll Be There - Number One - Take Me Home (B-Side) wub.gif



Trivia:

Melanie C - Katrina High Kick
Geri - Trixie Firecracker
Emma - Kung Fu Candy wub.gif (What A Nickname)
Victoria - Midnight Miss Suki
Melanie B - Blazin' Bad Zula

Posted by: Just Adam Jan 27 2008, 01:26 PM

1996 - 2 Become 1 - Xmas Number One - One Of These Girls/Sleigh Ride (B-Sides)


Posted by: Just Adam Jan 27 2008, 01:30 PM

1997 - Mama/Who Do You Think You Are - Number One - Baby Come Round


Posted by: Just Adam Jan 27 2008, 01:33 PM

1997 - Spice Up Your Life - Number One - Spice Invaders

Posted by: Just Adam Jan 27 2008, 01:41 PM

1997 - Too Much - Xmas Number One - Walk Of Life/Outer Space Girls



Trivia:

Melanie B in Mad Max
Emma in Poltergiest
Melanic C in Year Of The Dragon
Geri in Cascablanca
Victoria in Batman Retruns as Cat Woman

Posted by: Just Adam Jan 27 2008, 01:45 PM

1998 - Stop - Number 2 - Aint No Stoppin Us Now



Trivia: This Was The Last Song Released Before Geri Left! But Not The Last With Geri's Vocals

Posted by: Just Adam Jan 27 2008, 01:50 PM

1998 - Viva Forever - Number One - No B-Sides



Trivia: The Single Was Going To Be A Double A Side With "Never Give Up On The Good Times" but because of them on tour and Geri had left the idea was scrapped!

The video was made by the people who made Wallace & Gromit/Chickhen Run and the video is about a loved/close person going away mainly by death cry.gif

Posted by: Just Adam Jan 27 2008, 01:56 PM

1998 - Goodbye - Xmas Number One - Christmas Wrapping



Trivia: The B-Side actually only featured 2 of the 4 girls (Mel C & Emma) but Victoria and Mel B were heavily pregnant!. The song was also written before Geri's departure but is classed as the song for Geri from the girls

Posted by: Just Adam Jan 27 2008, 02:03 PM

2000 - Holler/Let Love Lead The Way - Number One - No B-Sides



Trivia:
The stylist for Holler stormed out half way through shooting the video and so the girls had choose the clothes themselves. And they still looked fabulous wub.gif

The video for Let Love Lead The Way is similar to the Holler video however the girls swap places and Emma ends up as Earth, Mel C as Water, Mel B as Wind and Vicktoria as Fire

Posted by: Just Adam Jan 27 2008, 02:08 PM

Forever Singles That Could Have Been



If You Wannave Have Some Fun, Tell Me Why and Weekend Love were all suppose to be singles from there fird studio album! However because of personal lives and solo projects there were nothing more then promo cds.

Shame cos i really would have loved Tell Me Why to be a single

Posted by: Just Adam Jan 27 2008, 02:12 PM

2007 - Headlines - Number 11 - Wannabe (Soulsekeers 2007 Mix)



Trivia: The Lowest Selling Single From The Spice Girl Catalogue sad.gif

Posted by: Lukuzz Jan 31 2008, 03:33 PM

QUOTE(Just Adam @ Jan 27 2008, 01:51 PM) *
Trivia: The Single Was Going To Be A Double A Side With "Never Give Up On The Good Times" but because of them on tour and Geri had left the idea was scrapped!


would have loved never give up released!! cry.gif

Posted by: Lukuzz Jan 31 2008, 03:34 PM

QUOTE(Just Adam @ Jan 27 2008, 02:09 PM) *
Forever Singles That Could Have Been



If You Wannave Have Some Fun, Tell Me Why and Weekend Love were all suppose to be singles from there fird studio album! However because of personal lives and solo projects there were nothing more then promo cds.

Shame cos i really would have loved Tell Me Why to be a single


Tell Me Why and If You Wanna Have Some Fun woulda been pefect along with Get Down With Me smile.gif

Posted by: boytoy84 Mar 14 2008, 01:18 PM

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http://thepoppalace.com/spicegirls.html

Posted by: Shameless Mar 14 2008, 04:00 PM

this sounds good im going to look now

Posted by: Comply Or Die Apr 28 2008, 05:44 PM

Mel B denies Spice Girls Mandela rumours
Monday, April 28 2008, 17:28 BST
Digitalspy.com By Alex Fletcher, Entertainment Reporter


Mel B has denied rumours that the Spice Girls are going to play Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday celebrations.

The singer said that the group were "big fans" of the former South African president, but claimed they have no plans to perform together again in the foreseeable future.

It is reported that Duffy, Leona Lewis, Razorlight, Eminem, Queen and Amy Winehouse will all play Mandela's bash in Hyde Park in June.

Commenting on a possible performance from the Spice Girls, Mel B told the BBC: "I don't think we are. I did hear about that and we're all big fans of Nelson Mandela but I don't think we're going to be doing that.

"I know we all have a lot of stuff going on. I know that I'm here working probably until the end of the year. But I know I don't have a break. But he's a great guy. I can't believe he's 90."

She added: "I'm not quite sure if we have been asked. But I know that we're not going to be performing together at all for quite some time right now."

Talking about her personal music plans, the popstar said that she was in the middle of a new solo album, revealing that she had already written seven songs for the LP.

Are you disappointed by this news or not?

Posted by: Shameless Apr 28 2008, 06:56 PM

it would be great if they did it but i dont think they will,

if they do it may plug a few more greatest hits cd sales

Posted by: Delta*Fan*Mel Apr 29 2008, 08:18 AM

I'll be dissappointed if it's true but also relieved. Means I'll save some money cuz I would have gone if SG were there, but otherwise wouldn't bother going cuz it'll be on TV I expect? laugh.gif

Posted by: Matt Aloud Apr 29 2008, 02:01 PM

about confirms the Spice Girls are no more. Closure, the end, time to move on sad.gif

Posted by: Lukuzz May 3 2008, 04:12 PM

Aww It would have been good for a proper goodbye sad.gif

Posted by: Shameless May 3 2008, 04:56 PM

WELL I GUESS THEY DID do a tour and cd so the fans cant complain too much

Posted by: Matt Aloud May 6 2008, 08:23 AM

line up has been announced and well they aren't there sad.gif but the BBC say they want to keep a few surprises (so now the press are going into overdrive one of them will be The Spice Girls)

Posted by: Delta*Fan*Mel May 6 2008, 04:48 PM

I'm not gonna pay £65 for a ticket on the slight chance the Spice girls will be there! No one else on the line-up i'm interested in - well except Leona - but I wouldn't buy a ticket just to see her. At least it will be on TV if the SG are there!

Posted by: sanjagl Jan 11 2009, 03:26 PM

Spice Girls Bring Flavor To Los Angeles Access Hollywood video

Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown, Victoria Beckham and Melanie Chisholm


22 MB = 3:56



http://img165.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=87023_Spice_girls_flavor_122_718lo.jpg



http://rapidshare.com/files/181855922/Spice_Girls_Bring_Flavor_To_Los_Angeles_Access_Hollywood.avi

Posted by: sanjagl Jan 11 2009, 03:26 PM

Spice Girls 1997 Access Hollywood Access Archives interview video



Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown, Victoria Beckham and Melanie Chisholm

23 MB = 4:03


http://img31.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=89476_Spice_Archive_122_933lo.jpg



http://rapidshare.com/files/180575485/Access_Archives_Spice_Girls_1997_Access_Hollywood.avi

Posted by: Feel_The_Fever Feb 14 2010, 05:41 PM

Spice Girls refuse to reunite for Brits?
Sunday, February 14 2010, 16:06 GMT

By Catriona Wightman, Entertainment Reporter


The Spice Girls have reportedly refused to reunite for the Brit Awards.

According to the Sunday Mirror, the stars were hoping to attend the ceremony together because of their nomination for 'Brits Performance of 30 Years'.

However, the group allegedly changed their mind when organisers refused to tell them if they had won.

"The girls were going to try and be there," a source said. "Nowadays with their hectic schedules it's a nightmare trying to get them in the same place at the same time. But they were going to make it happen. Victoria would have flown in from New York Fashion Week and Mel C was going to get the night off Blood Brothers in the West End.

"But they were only willing to make it happen if it was worth all the effort and they won. But the Brits people refused to tell them either way, so they decided they'd be represented by a couple of them in case, but won't make the effort to get them all together. It's a real blow."

Geri Halliwell and Mel B are reportedly the only two members of the group who will now attend the ceremony.

Recent reports have revealed that organisers are struggling to persuade the other nominees in the 'Brits Performance' category to attend.


Posted by: Slick Feb 14 2010, 05:44 PM

This makes perfect sense... there's no reason why the people who are busy should make an effort to turn up if they haven't won. Although obviously it's also a bit divaish to expect the Brits to tell them whether they've won or not.

Posted by: Feel_The_Fever Feb 14 2010, 08:27 PM

I agree with what you said on both points, i think what the brits should have done is close the voting lines earlier and let the winning act know they have won so they would show up, the problem is so many groups up for the award have split up and some dont speak so it could be very messy on the night, and worse if the winner isnt there either.

Posted by: Feel_The_Fever Feb 16 2010, 08:24 PM

Well huge well done to them they won the award for best brit performance from the last 30 years, only mel b and geri showed up both they looked great, it would have been nice had all 5 been there together.

Posted by: Paulo Feb 17 2010, 05:24 PM

they should have been there, esp mel c and emma who are uk based!

Posted by: Feel_The_Fever Feb 17 2010, 09:26 PM

ya and i really expecte demma to show up as im sure she was free on the night!

Posted by: This Time Feb 17 2010, 09:43 PM

Yeah were was Emma like? I can sort of understand Melanie C not being there as shes got Blood Brothers, and good on Melanie C for gettin nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award!

Posted by: Feel_The_Fever Feb 17 2010, 10:04 PM

ya i was the same i cud see why victoria and mel c werent there as they were tied up but im sure emma could get a babysitter as other than that she wouldnt have been to tied up as dancing on ice wouldnt take up much time at night for emma.

Posted by: La La Land Feb 20 2010, 07:42 PM

I don't understand how they can have hectic schedules when they don't do anything!

Posted by: Feel_The_Fever Feb 20 2010, 11:59 PM

Im wondering did the win drum up a few extra sales of the their greatest hits, i wonder will it make a top 200 return?

Posted by: This Time Feb 23 2010, 12:28 AM

QUOTE(La La Land @ Feb 20 2010, 07:42 PM) *
I don't understand how they can have hectic schedules when they don't do anything!


Well its fashion week, Victoria is busy with that and Melanie C is in Blood Brothers every night and it would be a bit unproffesional of her to take the night of to go and collect an award for a band that no longer together. Im pretty sure if she wasnt in Blodd Brothers she would have been there. I have no idea why Emma wasnt there as im sure she was free, and as for the other two they would turn up to anything!

Posted by: Feel_The_Fever Feb 24 2010, 01:35 PM

yes i understoof about victoria and mel c but emma i felt could have been there, and emma is usally all for spice mania

Posted by: Gezza76 Feb 18 2012, 05:50 PM

Mel B lets cat out of the bag about June gig in Aussie TV interview...

15:03, Saturday, 28 January 2012

The Spice Girls are planning to reunite for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this summer, Mel B appears to have let slip.

Speaking in an interview with an Australian TV station, the former Scary Spice was asked if the girls were going to be getting back together for the London Olympics.

She replied: "Ooh, I think the Queen's Jubilee concert is the event I'd be looking at more closely for that to happen."

But she quickly changed the subject, apparently realising that she wasn't supposed to let on yet.

And when she was off air she apparently told members of the crew: "I am going to be in such strife for saying that. It's all so totally bloody top-secret still."

Mel and her former bandmates Victoria Beckham, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell are expected to perform at a special event at Buckingham Palace on June 4.

The girls had a successful comeback tour in 2007, but ended up cutting it short due to "family commitments".

Source: MTV

Posted by: Gezza76 Feb 18 2012, 05:51 PM

Haven't seen this anywhere on Buzzjack- Is it time to give this up? thinking.gif

Posted by: Slick Feb 18 2012, 05:52 PM

This has already been denied by Mel C I believe.

Posted by: Gezza76 Feb 18 2012, 06:01 PM

Ah now I feel silly! blush.gif

Yes Mel C denied they were reforming on "Lorraine" last week. Mind you didn't she deny rumours of the last reunion until the last moment?! ohmy.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: Slick Feb 18 2012, 06:05 PM

QUOTE(Gezza76 @ Feb 18 2012, 06:01 PM) *
Ah now I feel silly! blush.gif

Yes Mel C denied they were reforming on "Lorraine" last week. Mind you didn't she deny rumours of the last reunion until the last moment?! ohmy.gif biggrin.gif

That's OK! laugh.gif It was a bit odd there was no thread for it.

QUOTE
Mel C reveals there will be NO Spice Girl reunion…

Rumours have been rife that the Spice Girls have been preparing to reunite for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee or the 2012 Olympics this summer, however, Mel C has sadly revealed that it’s not happening.

Speaking this morning on Lorraine, Sporty Spice said, “It's such an incredible opportunity and what a wonderful thing to be able to do. And the concert looks like it's going to be out of this world, but unfortunately – bad news for any Spice Girls fans – we don't plan to perform or reform. So I'm sorry to disappoint anybody.

“We often have things that we talk about. It was rumoured a lot about the Olympics and then of course the whole Diamond Jubilee thing came up. And it was something that we discussed, so it was in discussion, but unfortunately it's not going to happen."

She continued, "We have to respect each other's wishes. And we reformed in 2007 and we had an amazing time. The show was incredible and that kind of feels like our final farewell. And it would be such a great thing to perform for, but sadly not.”

Mel C also revealed that she loves Little Mix, and that she can see a resemblance between them and the Spice Girls, saying , “They are absolutely adorable and I love them and what I love about these girls is that they have got fantastic voices, they are really talented but they look like young girls.

“They’re not uber sexy, uber glam, I think they are really good, positive role models for young girls, which we don’t have that many of. So I’m really pleased on that front. And they remind me of the Spice Girls in that way, because they’re really fun and young and I think that’s what pop music should be about. It’s kind of got a bit too serious and a bit too sexy at times.

“My advice to them would be enjoy it, enjoy every minute because it doesn’t last forever and when you are in the middle of it you don’t think of the future.”

Source: http://www.heatworld.com/Celeb-News/2012/02/Mel-C-reveals-there-will-be-NO-Spice-Girl-reunion/

Posted by: -Jay- Jun 26 2012, 01:25 AM

All five Spice Girls will be attending the press conference for the forthcoming musical 'Viva Forever'. It'll be taking place in the early afternoon (26th), and will apparently be held at the St Pancras hotel, where the Spice Girls filmed their debut music video 'Wannabe'.

Official website for the musical: http://www.vivaforeverthemusical.com


This week marks 5 years since the press conference for their reunion tour - can't believe it's been that long already! ohmy.gif The last time they were pictured together was in February 2008. Excited to see them together again. biggrin.gif

Posted by: ThePensmith Jun 26 2012, 10:01 AM



From Christian Vermaak(?)'s Instagram just now. To think I actually visited the old Grand Hotel at St. Pancra's only a few weeks ago when I was in London for the day and got all excited knowing it was THE 'Wannabe' staircase...I'm intrigued if Jennifer Saunders has written the script!

Posted by: -Jay- Jun 26 2012, 10:12 AM



Looking really good! So happy to see them together biggrin.gif

Posted by: ThePensmith Jun 26 2012, 12:46 PM



The girls talking to ITN about what to expect from the musical...

Posted by: SKOB Jun 26 2012, 01:10 PM

Love them!

Posted by: Slick Jun 26 2012, 02:45 PM

It looks like I'm going to this since the boyfriend is a diehard fan and snapped tickets up straight away. I do love a bit of the Spice Girls so no complaints.

Posted by: Lukuzz Jun 26 2012, 08:04 PM

I NEEED to see this, money, location and finding a friend to go with may be difficult though. How long is it planned to be on for atm?

Posted by: Juranamo Jun 26 2012, 08:58 PM

Vicks looks AWFUL. sad.gif Mel C trying to be Mother Theresa? ohmy.gif
The rest look OK I guess... Doubt I'll catch this, good to see them back together though!

Posted by: ThePensmith Jun 26 2012, 09:45 PM

QUOTE(Juranamo @ Jun 26 2012, 09:58 PM) *
Mel C trying to be Mother Theresa? ohmy.gif


Well she is about to be in a musical herself, don't forget...isn't she in that new version of Jesus Christ Superstar?

Posted by: Neil Jun 26 2012, 10:01 PM

So when is this in theatres?

Posted by: -Jay- Jun 27 2012, 03:48 AM

Previews from November 27th to December 10th, official opening night on December 11th, and then a run from then until June 1st 2013! http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/viva-forever/piccadilly-theatre/#performance_tabs=tab_calendar

Posted by: Juranamo Jun 27 2012, 08:09 AM

QUOTE(ThePensmith @ Jun 26 2012, 10:45 PM) *
Well she is about to be in a musical herself, don't forget...isn't she in that new version of Jesus Christ Superstar?

Ahhh, didn't know that! Could explain the odd dress sense. tongue.gif

Posted by: ThePensmith Jun 27 2012, 09:42 AM

QUOTE(Juranamo @ Jun 27 2012, 09:09 AM) *
Ahhh, didn't know that! Could explain the odd dress sense. tongue.gif


She's playing Mary Magdelene. (Try not to laugh at this next sentence) Chris Moyles is playing Herod (told you) and Tim Minchin is playing Judas Escariot...and Andrew Lloyd Webber is looking for the person to play Jesus on one of those 'I'd Do Anything For A Dream Like Maria' type shows in the coming months. I'd like to think the put down to prospective Jesuses would be 'HE'S NOT THE MESSIAH, HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY!' *boom tish*

Posted by: -Jay- Jul 20 2012, 02:37 PM

Various newspapers are reporting that a Spice Girls reunion at the closing ceremony of the Olympics is confirmed!


Victoria was interviewed in Ireland yesterday, and she said this about the girls:

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“I’m so respectful of my past and I love the other girls. We have some fantastic fans.”

“Who knows, maybe some day we’ll do something else with the Spice Girls. I would love nothing more.”

“I don’t know about a comeback tour but I loved being back with the girls,” she continued. “There was a lot of fun, we did so much together and we’ll see. If they’re up for something then I certainly am.”

Posted by: jay727 Jul 20 2012, 03:45 PM

No they aren't performing at the closing ceremony. It will be headlined by Take That, George Michael and The Who

Posted by: -Jay- Jul 20 2012, 05:22 PM

That doesn't mean there won't be other performers though?

Posted by: Lukuzz Jul 20 2012, 05:39 PM

Yeah I can't see it happening, a bit too late now. I'm sure they will do something though. Maybe a one off concert near the release of the musical?

Posted by: zero Jul 23 2012, 04:16 PM

rolleyes.gif Its been all over the news that Poosh spice is performing with the rest of the "girls" ahem,at the Olympic Ceremony.

Posted by: AaronTM Aug 2 2012, 09:04 PM

So it looks like the Olympic performance is likely to happen after all!

Victoria tweeted this this morning:



Shortly after, Geri tweeted "What a lovely day.... I'm smiling.....eeeeee" and tonight Emma has tweeted that hurt cheeks hurt (from smiling?). Mel C is a bit quiet, but Mel B tweeted that she was in London last night.

Oh and Dean Piper is usually reliable and he confirmed it haha.

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So the Spice Girls are all together rehearsing for the Olympics RIGHT NOW in London. #itsonbitches

Pretty bloody exciting! #spicegirls

I'd like a Spice medley!!! No idea what they're singing....


So excited for this! I wish I had tickets, it'd be a dream to see them live, but it's never gonna happen. At least I'll be at home to watch it live.

Posted by: Jonjo Aug 3 2012, 12:16 AM

Ooh! Very, very glad that they'll be performing together again at something like this. They are definitely worthy of being there, whether you loved them or hated them, they are very much one of the most successful and iconic British acts! Really pumped for their performance now. Hopefully it'll be a medley!

Posted by: Casey__ Aug 3 2012, 12:31 AM

SO EXCITED. It's going to be amaaaazing!! So jealous, my housemate is dancing in the Closing Ceremony (when Annie Lennox is performing)

Posted by: ThePensmith Aug 3 2012, 11:24 AM

As I've said on Twitter this morning I hope the rumours of them and Take That performing are true...the rumours of One Direction also performing after them not so much. That'd be like finding out you had the clap the morning after.

Posted by: ThePensmith Aug 4 2012, 04:48 PM

Mel B just sent the following on Facebook...



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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=475531465792808&set=a.160854230593868.38797.137940922885199&type=1

Posted by: Neil Aug 4 2012, 07:47 PM

EEP! So excited. Then please announce a new reunion tour.

Posted by: jay727 Aug 5 2012, 10:34 PM

Haha love Posh posting a microphone..its not as if she's going to be singing into it!
At least Mel C is sounding very strong after hearing her on Superstar on ITV.

Take That are definitely performing, they will be doing Rule The World and rumoured 'Never Forget' although Howard has lost his voice according to reports so Gary might have to sing it instead

Posted by: Martyn Aug 5 2012, 10:46 PM

QUOTE(jay727 @ Aug 5 2012, 11:34 PM) *
Haha love Posh posting a microphone..its not as if she's going to be singing into it!
At least Mel C is sounding very strong after hearing her on Superstar on ITV.

Take That are definitely performing, they will be doing Rule The World and rumoured 'Never Forget' although Howard has lost his voice according to reports so Gary might have to sing it instead


Posh sings... sometimes lol.

I am sure Gary would love that, considering how often the memebers that aren't him get their microphones muted.

Posted by: Spiral Aug 6 2012, 12:55 AM

QUOTE(jay727 @ Aug 5 2012, 11:34 PM) *
Haha love Posh posting a microphone..its not as if she's going to be singing into it!
At least Mel C is sounding very strong after hearing her on Superstar on ITV.

Take That are definitely performing, they will be doing Rule The World and rumoured 'Never Forget' although Howard has lost his voice according to reports so Gary might have to sing it instead

My favourite part of Say You'll Be There is Vicki's parts wub.gif

Posted by: -Jay- Aug 6 2012, 04:08 PM

A few dancers who'll be performing at the ceremony have been excitedly tweeting that they've seen the Spice Girls rehearsing today!

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Lol just walked past the spice girls including a step away from victoria beckham and her children #casual
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Spice Girls are DEFINITELY performing at the Olympics Closing ceremony as they just walked past during rehearsal;)

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:: And the Spice Girls are in the building people !!
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SOO.... Just saw the spice girls... Yes, Victoria Beckham is here... smile.gif As is 1D, and Madness smile.gif hopefully elbow too, but haven't seen yet

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Didnt think I would ever get to say this but I am at rehearsal with the spice girls!
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@StianMadsen oh i cant say [what they're performing] I am afraid! Tune in on Sunday :-)

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SPICE GIRLS are at my Olympics rehearsal today!!!!!!!


It's Geri's 40th birthday too, nice that they're all together to celebrate. happy.gif

Posted by: Liаm Aug 6 2012, 04:36 PM

Omg yes <3 So so excited, even if it's just for one performance!

Gonna have to have the mute button handy at the closing ceremony for Take That though.

Posted by: -Jay- Aug 10 2012, 12:07 AM




Posted by: Ryan741 Aug 12 2012, 04:24 PM

Potential spoiler:

I won't say what they are performing, but there is a video of the girls rehearsing (audio only) on Digital Spy forums, so go there if you want to know!

Posted by: Mikal Aug 12 2012, 04:36 PM

I'm so happy they're going to be there, can't wait to see them do Spice Up Your Life!

Posted by: Lukuzz Aug 12 2012, 05:30 PM

Literally cannot contain my excitement for this right now, been having a full on Spice Girls day. Fangirling!

Posted by: Acoustic Aug 12 2012, 06:28 PM

I'm incredibly excited to see them!

Posted by: dannjohn3 Aug 13 2012, 12:37 AM

SPEECHLESS.

Posted by: Spiral Aug 13 2012, 12:43 AM

Beautiful. It was as if they never split wub.gif

Posted by: Slick Aug 13 2012, 12:45 AM

It wasn't technically the best performance, but it was never going to be considering. It was AMAZING seeing them back next to each other and they were full of energy. One and a half songs was not enough!

Posted by: LeeWallaceee Aug 13 2012, 12:56 AM

TBH, I'm annoyed they didin't get a much bigger set than i expected. I truly believe they should have performed Viva Forever tbh, it would have been a perfect way for there last performance.

Posted by: Spiral Aug 13 2012, 01:03 AM

QUOTE(LeeWallaceee @ Aug 13 2012, 01:56 AM) *
TBH, I'm annoyed they didin't get a much bigger set than i expected. I truly believe they should have performed Viva Forever tbh, it would have been a perfect way for there last performance.

Yes. I think they should've taken Take That's place instead. Viva Forever or even Goodbye would've been perfect wub.gif

Posted by: Savio Aug 13 2012, 03:57 AM

it was magical wub.gif

emma got the gold medal, ok? wub.gif

Posted by: Simon. Aug 13 2012, 01:44 PM

Loved it wub.gif Highlight of the whole ceremony for me, never been about the medals! All about the Spicey reunion wub.gif

Posted by: itgotwoozy Aug 13 2012, 10:12 PM

great overall games i thought. from the music to the presentation to the actual athletics smile.gif

Posted by: johnn Sep 8 2012, 10:04 AM

Thought some BJ members might enjoy this...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dlo55bCO1gPerhaps not haha laugh.gif


Posted by: ThePensmith Sep 8 2012, 10:07 PM

I loved their Olympics performance...WISH they would tour again!

Posted by: -Jay- Sep 9 2012, 02:45 PM

Three of them met up last night, at Little House Mayfair restaurant.





I wish they'd all be full time Spice Girls again! sad.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: dannjohn3 Sep 9 2012, 04:59 PM

It really is amazing how through it all, they maintain that friendship.

Posted by: Lukuzz Sep 9 2012, 05:15 PM

Love them. heart.gif

Posted by: Jay ★ Dec 12 2012, 12:17 AM

Spice Girls at the premiere of the Viva Forever! musical.










Posted by: dannjohn3 Dec 12 2012, 12:10 PM

It's getting really bad reviews. Appaz.

Posted by: BillyH Dec 13 2012, 04:42 PM

So did We Will Rock You, and that's still going ten years later tongue.gif

It doesn't sound very good though...it's not something that would interest me anyway, as to the age I was in the late 90s (7 when Wannabe came out) the Spice Girls were to me the most irritating thing on the planet, and while there's a couple of their songs I appreciate a bit more now they're not a group who I immediately look to for childhood nostalgia.

Posted by: dannjohn3 Dec 24 2012, 05:45 PM

ITV1 Documentary tonight. So excited wub.gif

Posted by: dannjohn3 Dec 24 2012, 10:14 PM

EEK! Flawless. Cannot wait to see the musical in 14 days!

Posted by: Pop B!tch Dec 25 2012, 11:01 AM

Argh why do the iTunes charts have to freeze just as the SG album and single is re-charting!

Posted by: dannjohn3 Dec 25 2012, 11:55 AM

will they even effect iTunes much?

Posted by: Pop B!tch Dec 25 2012, 12:27 PM

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will they even effect iTunes much?


The 'Greatest Hits' wad at #29 and 'Viva Forever' was at #72 before the iTunes chart froze.

Posted by: ThePensmith May 2 2013, 10:51 AM

Just announced this morning that it's been axed and closing on June 29th sad.gif

Terrible shame. I'd been planning to go see it on my birthday this year and only ever heard good things about it but then theatre critics can be an unforgiving lot most of the time which this unfortunately was a victim of.

Posted by: dannjohn3 May 2 2013, 02:29 PM

It's a good show. Such a shame. sad.gif

Posted by: Casey__ May 2 2013, 03:34 PM

How jolly lucky, I'm going to see it in June! My mum bought us tickets for my birthday. happy.gif Such a shame it's being axed though sad.gif

Posted by: Griff May 2 2013, 04:28 PM

I wonder how the people on DenDen are reacting! laugh.gif

But it got VERY bad reviews, so I'm not surprised.

Posted by: Jạy May 2 2013, 10:14 PM

QUOTE(Griff @ May 2 2013, 05:28 PM) *
I wonder how the people on DenDen are reacting! laugh.gif

But it got VERY bad reviews, so I'm not surprised.


Ooh at you knowing about DenDen. laugh.gif The reaction is mixed, some are really sad about it, but others saw it coming.

Posted by: -Jay- Mar 21 2014, 12:36 AM

Over on the Popjustice forum, a member called Vasilios opened a topic called http://www.popjustice.com/forum/threads/33099-SPICE-GIRLS-2014, with the first post simply reading "It's coming guys". He's been fairly vague about what exactly is coming, but most are guessing it'll be a tour. Whatever is happening, he says we'll find out about it soon.


Posted by: 🌚🌚🌚 Mar 21 2014, 12:55 AM

vicky b tho...

Posted by: Rabbit Heart Mar 21 2014, 01:01 AM

Emma Mel Geri Melanie coming for your MKS faves...

Posted by: ✖ ketalina ✖ Mar 21 2014, 01:32 AM

QUOTE(🌚🌚🌚 @ Mar 21 2014, 12:55 AM) *
vicky b tho...


Posted by: -Jay- Mar 21 2014, 01:39 AM




Posted by: Tombo Mar 21 2014, 02:56 AM

Can we really trust this random poster though? Anyone can make a post on PJ if they have an account.

Posted by: CruelIntentions Mar 21 2014, 07:44 AM

He is a good poster on there and would probably not make it up as he would look a bit of a twat and has been on there years!

Posted by: Tombo Mar 21 2014, 07:53 AM

QUOTE(CruelIntentions @ Mar 21 2014, 07:44 AM) *
He is a good poster on there and would probably not make it up as he would look a bit of a twat and has been on there years!


Years? His account was created on "November 12, 2013"


Posted by: d__ Mar 21 2014, 08:45 AM

I dunno... after the flop musical, it may not be a good idea?

Posted by: Heezus Mar 21 2014, 08:49 AM

How awesome would if be if they released a new studio album called "Reunion Rumours"?

Posted by: d__ Mar 21 2014, 08:50 AM

^^

As long as Geri isn't writing hit songs like "Half Of Me" laugh.gif

Posted by: CruelIntentions Mar 21 2014, 05:19 PM

QUOTE(Tombo @ Mar 21 2014, 07:53 AM) *
Years? His account was created on "November 12, 2013"


ohmy.gif Not sure what made me think that. He does seem to be respected by some on there. Time will tell.

Posted by: Jade Mar 21 2014, 05:42 PM

Would absolutely love this to be true and for it to be a tour! I literally got into them a few months after their 2007/2008 tour ended, my parents went and I've been so jealous ever since! laugh.gif

Posted by: Heezus Mar 23 2014, 11:22 AM

QUOTE(Tombo @ Mar 21 2014, 09:53 AM) *
Years? His account was created on "November 12, 2013"



QUOTE(CruelIntentions @ Mar 21 2014, 07:19 PM) *
ohmy.gif Not sure what made me think that. He does seem to be respected by some on there. Time will tell.



I'm only a lurker there, but I've definitely seen him around much longer than that. I think he got banned and re-registered.

Posted by: Danny Mar 23 2014, 03:20 PM

QUOTE(d__ @ Mar 21 2014, 08:45 AM) *
I dunno... after the flop musical, it may not be a good idea?


Yeah, I can't see how there's remotely any real demand for a comeback from them? I think some of their more overzealous fans sometimes forget that no matter how intense their peak was, it only lasted for a grand total of about 18 months, and they have hardly any songs that have stood the test of time to any degree. Beatles or Abba, they weren't.

Posted by: d__ Mar 24 2014, 09:18 AM

I wouldn't say that.

I mean the musical was a flop for a number of reasons:

1) Lack of music, its simple. The spice girls have 10 hits. And a musical requires AT LEAST 20. People werent here for random album tracks they hadn't heard in 10+ years.

2) The writing was dreadful and the concept. The musical was a girls night out on a Saturday night (like when me and Eddie went). We got drunk and were plonked in a box. It was fun.

Ideally, had they ventured more into the movie and made it more in that vain, I think it would've lasted longer. The Spice Girls gave us these great characters and they didn't bother using them in a musical about them.

Posted by: -Jay- Jul 5 2014, 04:27 PM

Over on DenDen forums, a user called Mrspice has been sharing some snippets of previously unheard Spice Girls demos! They're from the 1999 third album recording sessions, but they were scrapped in favour of the girls going in an R&B direction, i.e. the 2000 released 'Forever'.



Tracks included in the above video are called 'A Day In Your Life', 'If It's Lovin' On Your Mind', 'Right Back At Ya' (original Pop version) and 'Proof'. I think I'm correct in thinking that all 4 of these tracks were recorded with Eliot Kennedy, the man behind their hit single 'Say You'll Be There'.

It's so interesting to hear these songs, 15 years on from when they were recorded! Fans didn't even know that these particular songs (bar Right Back At Ya) even existed, they were never registered titles. I think it's quite a shame that they didn't stick with the pop sound they were initially going for. 'Right Back At Ya' sounds so much better than the version that is on 'Forever'!

Mrspice has hinted that previously unreleased/demo tracks could be used "in conjunction with their next endeavour". I'll keep my fingers crossed for some anniversary editions of their studio albums!

~~~

Remember the thread "Spice Girls 2014" that was posted on Popjustice a few months ago, which lead to rumours of a reunion being on the cards? Obviously nothing came of that (and the poster of that topic requested that his topic was locked until there was further news on the matter). Anyway, a few days ago he wrote "It's not my fault the Spice 'thing' got pushed back", which still implies that something was going to happen. Curious!

Posted by: GRIFF Jul 5 2014, 04:29 PM

QUOTE(CruelIntentions @ Mar 21 2014, 06:19 PM) *
ohmy.gif Not sure what made me think that. He does seem to be respected by some on there. Time will tell.


By those who are impressed with his Twitter profile picture (a meet and greet with Rihanna) PROBABLY.

OH MY GOD he's with Nicole Scherzinger in his avatar as well. Im-f***ing-pressive.

Posted by: GRIFF Jul 5 2014, 04:31 PM

Victoria has pretty much left. Those rumours are all bullshit.

Posted by: Umi Jul 5 2014, 04:38 PM

QUOTE(GRIFF @ Jul 5 2014, 05:29 PM) *
By those who are impressed with his Twitter profile picture (a meet and greet with Rihanna) PROBABLY.

OH MY GOD he's with Nicole Scherzinger in his avatar as well. Im-f***ing-pressive.

Don't comment on matters you know nothing about.

Posted by: barbaric_dan Jul 6 2014, 09:12 AM

Does anyone find it really weird how "W.O.M.A.N" never materialised.

Posted by: -Jay- Jul 6 2014, 10:46 AM

It's a shame that it was scrapped, considering they performed it on tour! It's the track the fans have longed for for years. However, Mrspice on DenDen said that it never made it past the demo stage, so supposedly there is no finished version of it anyway.

Posted by: Michael! Jul 6 2014, 02:42 PM

Right Back At Ya sounds so much better!

Proof, Lovin and Right Back At Ya here are the best, One Day is dross.

I don't know what went so wrong with that album, honestly. WHy couldn't they get some good producers/ writers, as the then biggest band in the world, to help with it?

Posted by: pippa Jul 7 2014, 01:13 PM

They never really cashed in (the record company) on rarities, unused songs etc.

Posted by: Jay ジ Feb 11 2015, 07:18 PM

Some of their unreleased tracks from 1999 finally leaked yesterday! Clips of the songs had surfaced back in July 2014, but here they are in full:






All four songs were recorded in August 1999. 'Right Back At Ya' was remixed in 2000 to become an r'n'b style track for the 'Forever' album, but this is the original pop version.

There's still a few tracks from 1999 sessions which have yet to leak, Stannard/Rowe produced ones. If anyone is interested in the time line of the 'Forever' album recording, then look here: http://forums.denden.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=4023700#p4023700

Interesting to hear what direction they were going for before they decided to focus on the american produced r'n'b tracks!

Posted by: Acidburn Feb 13 2015, 12:13 PM

These sound great really loving Pain Proof and If It's Lovin' On Your Mind, they were better than the new tracks on the Greatest Hits album, maybe if they kept PP and released it as the lead single from Greatest Hits, then it would have done a hell of a lot better, I know it was recorded during the Forever sessions, but it was just a thought.

They had 14 songs recorded already by the end of the 1999 and I reckon they should have released Forever after the Brit Awards performance, instead of going back to Rodney and Fred Jerkins and recording "Tell Me Why", "Get Down With Me", "Time Goes By" and "Wasting My Time" coz they sound like filler tracks anyway and they even re-recorded Right Back At Ya into an R&B song (much better in it's pop form).

They could have at least finished Woman and here's what they had before going to Jerkins =

Stannard/Rowe 2nd August 1999
Woman
Treasure
Go, Go, Go
Overnight
Too Hot

Kennedy/Lever August 16th 1999
Right Back At Ya (Pop version)
A Day In Your Life
If It's Lovin' On Your Mind
Proof

Rodney/Fred Jerkins August 25th 1999 (1st session)
Holler
Let Love Lead The Way
Weekend Love

Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis September 21st 1999
Oxygen
If You Wanna Have Some Fun
If Ya Do


It would be interesting too see what the original tracks are like, I know some of them leaked but they should at least release these in some form.

Posted by: AaronTM Feb 13 2015, 10:39 PM

Does anyone have a copy of these they could send me?! SPICE GIRLS. I hope they do something for their 20th anniversary next year!

Posted by: mr_aly Feb 13 2015, 11:21 PM

QUOTE(AaronTM @ Feb 13 2015, 10:39 PM) *
Does anyone have a copy of these they could send me?! SPICE GIRLS. I hope they do something for their 20th anniversary next year!


This statement has made me feel so old. sad.gif

Posted by: AaronTM Feb 13 2015, 11:40 PM

QUOTE(mr_aly @ Feb 13 2015, 11:21 PM) *
This statement has made me feel so old. sad.gif

I didn't even process that when I typed it. Their first few singles are what got me into music initially, albeit at quiet a young age. Still, it doesn't seem possible that I should be able to remember something that happened almost 20 years ago. I'm too young for this!!! sad.gif

Posted by: Ja˙ Aug 6 2015, 09:33 PM

Spice Girls to reunite in 2016 - without Victoria Beckham?

The Sun: https://twitter.com/danwootton/status/629396563991793664 | http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/6577927/Viva-FOUR-Ever.html

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Viva FOUR Ever Spice Girls reuniting for tour to mark 20th anniversary... but without Posh

THE Spice Girls are marking 20 years since first releasing Wannabe by reuniting — without Victoria Beckham.

Mel B, Mel C, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton will reform for a massive international tour next year.

The four members of the world’s best-selling girl group — with the nicknames Scary, Sporty, Ginger and Baby — made the decision at a secret meeting in London last month.

They will soon begin negotiations with tour promoters and choose their new management team.

Posh Spice Victoria — who joined the girls on top of black cabs for their last appearance at the London Olympics closing ceremony three years ago — insists she it too busy.

The group sold more than 85million records thanks to hits including 2 Become 1, Spice Up Your Life and Viva Forever.

Last night my Spice source revealed: “This will be one of the biggest pop reunions of all time.

“There is a huge demand for the Spice Girls to get back together, especially with the nostalgia around the two-decade anniversary of their first release next summer.

“Mel B flew into London last month to secretly agree the plan with the other three girls. They should each make more than ten million pounds from this.”

The door will be left open for Victoria to rejoin too, but I am told she is resolute. The insider explained: “Victoria wishes the girls the best of luck. She knows the reunion is on but has declined to be involved.

“She is far too busy running her fashion brand and looking after her family to get back on a stage.

“She also feels that they left the stage on an amazing high with their Olympics performance and worries a reunion could tarnish their legacy.”

Mel B has been the driving force behind the reunion but Victoria is believed to have cut all contact with her recently, causing a division in the band.

My source said: “There’s no love lost between Mel B and Victoria, who is still very close to the other girls.

“But Mel has been desperate to make this happen for a long time and she wasn’t going to let Victoria get in the way.

“For a long time they put off the idea of working any projects without her because they wanted to stay as a five-piece, but with the 20th anniversary coming up they realised it was a case of now or never.”

There is now a behind-the-scenes battle between top concert promoters to sign the band.

Their last tour in 2007, which did include Victoria, saw them make £107million in ticket sales and merchandise.

Top concert promoter John Giddings, who organises the Isle of Wight Festival, is desperate to secure the tour.

He said recently: “I love them. Everyone loves them.”

Leading showbiz agent Jonathan Shalit has also been tipped to be involved after signing Mel B and Emma as clients.

Mel B is now 40, Mel C 41, Emma, 39, and Geri, 43 — and the Spice source said: “It will be the four girls who are making the calls about this. There is a lot to work out in terms of their schedules and priorities, but they want to be in control.

“Talks between them are continuing and there are likely to be some official decisions made when they back from their summer holidays in September or October.”

At their peak the Spice Girls were a pop culture phenomenon, spreading their Girl Power catchphrase around the world and earning £50million a year.

Their iconic moments included Geri’s performance in her famous Union Jack dress at the 1997 Brit Awards, pinching Prince Charles on the bum and hanging out with the late Nelson Mandela who described them as “heroes”.

But in 2016 Five Become Four as Spice World returns.

Posted by: Maurice Horan Aug 6 2015, 09:44 PM

Oh Vicky please do a one off at Wembley Stadium and film it for dvd release. A four piece Spice Girls isn't going to work look what happened in the Forever era.

Posted by: JosephStyles Aug 6 2015, 09:47 PM

I'm not shocked at all that Victoria's sitting out but a Spice reunion is good nonetheless!!

Posted by: Martyn Aug 6 2015, 09:50 PM

No one really cares for them as a 4-piece. I mean people may give V.B A LOT of flack but they need to be a five for this to work. The Spice Girls are a great part of the past, but that's just it I don't see how they fit in in 2015 (or 2016) I guess nostalgia will sell out a tour but a new single and album needs to be out of the question after the bomb of Headlines (Friendship Never Ends) unless they re-release that in 2016 with the further tag of (of f*** it we hate each other this is about the moneyeh).

Even if all 5 were involved how would this tour be different from their 2007 tour? They have nothing new to add to it, the only difference is this time I could afford to go. However will people be as willing to pay for 80% of The Spice Girls?

Posted by: JosephStyles Aug 6 2015, 09:58 PM

Yeah I'd imagine this is simply for a reunion tour to celebrate 20 years rather than with any new material! Headlines showed that the public aren't really here for new songs from them I think, which is fair enough, it's all about nostalgia.

Posted by: Maurice Horan Aug 6 2015, 10:00 PM

QUOTE(Martyn @ Aug 6 2015, 11:50 PM) *
No one really cares for them as a 4-piece. I mean people may give V.B A LOT of flack but they need to be a five for this to work. The Spice Girls are a great part of the past, but that's just it I don't see how they fit in in 2015 (or 2016) I guess nostalgia will sell out a tour but a new single and album needs to be out of the question after the bomb of Headlines (Friendship Never Ends) unless they re-release that in 2016 with the further tag of (of f*** it we hate each other this is about the moneyeh).

Even if all 5 were involved how would this tour be different from their 2007 tour? They have nothing new to add to it, the only difference is this time I could afford to go. However will people be as willing to pay for 80% of The Spice Girls?

I agree with you on the 5 or nothing thing but didn't people go and see 80% of Take That of their first reunion tour back in 2006 without new material.

Posted by: barbaric_dan Aug 6 2015, 10:01 PM

I don't know where these rumours come from. Victoria loves the Spice Girls as much as the rest. Sure. She'd never do it full time but I highly doubt she'd let them do a twenty year thing and not be involved.

Posted by: Martyn Aug 6 2015, 10:03 PM

QUOTE(barbaric_dan @ Aug 6 2015, 11:01 PM) *
I don't know where these rumours come from. Victoria loves the Spice Girls as much as the rest. Sure. She'd never do it full time but I highly doubt she'd let them do a twenty year thing and not be involved.


You are correct, she tweeted this today actually


QUOTE
#TBT love my Spice Girls x vb

Posted by: Jonjo Aug 6 2015, 10:09 PM

With or without Victoria, I don't think it'd matter. They'll still do ridiculously well with the tour. I still haven't seen them live and will definitely be ticking it off this time!

I really hope Victoria is back though! A 20 year celebration wouldn't be right without her tbf.

Posted by: Maurice Horan Aug 7 2015, 07:28 AM

From someone on DenDen:
Emma just denied it on Heart FM about the girls to reunite the world tour without Victoria!

Edit:
Some of the girls are still teasing on twitter:
Emma Bunton @EmmaBunton
Do I need to put my pigtails in?!?!? twitter.com/melaniecmusic/…
Melanie C @MelanieCmusic
Woke up this morning wondering whether I need to start practising my backflips???!!! 😳

Posted by: ThePensmith Aug 7 2015, 08:06 AM

My God Emma and Mel C love a good troll, don't they? biggrin.gif

TBH I'd be here for an anniversary thing with or without Victoria. Obviously it'd be nicer if it was all five doing something to mark the release of 'Wannabe', it's iconic and they were all part of its story.

But when you consider the continual public battering she took on the music front even with her solo career, can you really blame Victoria? Because I don't know many people who'd return to that kind of environment when they're more comfortable in other fields.

Take That have proved they can operate on member counts of 80% or 60%. The girls themselves have operated with 80% before. Hell, even McBusted only happened with James and Matt joining McFly.

My point is, they'll make it work, one way or another. If Simon Fuller is involved they'll find a way certainly.

Posted by: Ja˙ Aug 7 2015, 06:55 PM

The Spice Girls reunion rumours were trending high on Twitter in many countries, and also on Facebook! Lots of news articles published around the world too. Every time there is a Spice Girls reunion story, it really explodes. I love how much interest there is in them still!

Emma supposedly denied it, however she retweeted this Dan Wootton's tweet: "And a note from me to people saying Emma "denied" story this AM. She didn't. But no official announcement will come until later this year." - so that seems to be a sign that she hasn't actually denied it.

Posted by: barbaric_dan Aug 9 2015, 07:43 PM

Oh my Gosh. If they do Glasto. I'm going to cry.

Posted by: Martyn Aug 9 2015, 08:00 PM


Victoria's replacement announced as Soo

Posted by: ThePensmith Aug 9 2015, 08:44 PM

Ahahahaha! I forgot about that Soo-gababes video! Someone I was with at uni actually knew the woman who did the voice of Soo in The Sooty Show. Funny old world isn't it?

Posted by: Ja˙ Aug 12 2015, 07:46 AM

Today marks 3 years since the Olympics performance! ohmy.gif


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PArTdhNda7k

wub.gif wub.gif wub.gif




Posted by: ThePensmith Aug 12 2015, 08:01 AM

Highlight of the whole Olympics for me TBH. And this is coming from someone who successfully avoided them until the closing ceremony!

Posted by: Maurice Horan Aug 12 2015, 10:07 AM

They came on stage with their taxis and they slayed the whole evening! What a fantastic and iconic performance.

Posted by: 🌚🌚🌚 Aug 20 2015, 12:47 PM

they're starting to ruin my nostalgia for them pls stop

Posted by: Ja˙ Sep 24 2015, 10:30 PM

Geri confirming that there have "been talks": http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/geri-halliwell-confirms-spice-girls-6403729 (video in the link)

Mel B and Melanie C on the matter of a Spice Girls reunion:





I'm ready <3

I don't think Victoria has given any direct quotes about it all in recent times. I'd be astonished if she took part in a full-time capacity (such as a tour). I'm quite prepared for a reunion to be a 4 piece, although it would be a bit of a shame considering the point of it would be to celebrate 20 years since 'Wannabe'. We can only wait and see!

Posted by: Maurice Jan 14 2016, 10:49 AM

Yesterday Victoria's reps denied Victoria is going to join the other girls on the 2016 reunion and today Geri said the following words on BBC Radio 2 "When it's definite we'll announce it together, it will be the four of us"
No surprise i think, still i think it's sad it won't be 5 piece thing.

Posted by: Virginia's Walls Jan 14 2016, 10:54 AM

Victoria knows they were a small band relatively speaking and now would struggle to trouble top40.

Posted by: Ja˙ Jan 14 2016, 05:51 PM

QUOTE(Virginia @ Jan 14 2016, 10:54 AM) *
Victoria knows they were a small band relatively speaking

:') oh Michael. Repeat after me:

Biggest
girl
group
of
all
time

Biggest
girl
group
of
ALL
TIME!!

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Jan 14 2016, 05:57 PM

Plus there are no plans whatsoever to record any new music... No-one wants that.

Victoria will do it. I'm sure of it.

Posted by: Rossco Jan 14 2016, 07:25 PM

QUOTE(KWEEN_DEE @ Jan 14 2016, 05:57 PM) *
Plus there are no plans whatsoever to record any new music... No-one wants that.

Victoria will do it. I'm sure of it.


I read earlier that Victoria has agreed to do some dates but not a full tour?

Posted by: Ja˙ Jan 14 2016, 08:21 PM

^ Her representatives denied the story. sad.gif

QUOTE
Several media outlets reported the entire group will be reuniting in 2016 for a 20th anniversary ... but Posh's rep tells us she will categorically not be appearing with the Spice Girls, now or in the future.

Her rep says Beckham "has been very respectful about the fabulous time they had together in the past, however her focus is now very much her family and fashion business."

http://www.tmz.com/2016/01/13/victoria-beckham-spice-girls-reunion/

Posted by: FezVez Jan 14 2016, 10:40 PM

That's a real shame but not a surprise.

They suit big events so maybe there will be a performance for the Queen's 90th?

Posted by: Maurice Jan 14 2016, 10:58 PM

So who do you think/want totake over Victoria,s lines?
I want it like this:
SYBT-Mel C/Geri
2 Become 1- Geri does her verse from the album version.
WDYTYA- Mel B
SUYL- Emma
Too Much- Emma or Mel B
Stop- Mel B
Viva Forever- Geri
Goodbye- Geri
I don't know if they do Forever tracks but I put them here a anyway.
Holler-Geri
LLLTW-Geri
Headlines- Mel B

Posted by: Joe. Jan 14 2016, 11:19 PM

It's a massive shame for Vicky to not be doing it, but she is still *SO* successful. Touring takes up huge amounts of time and effort, she has no need for the money the way the others probably do.

Posted by: Virginia's Walls Jan 15 2016, 12:05 AM

Her fashion line is so big now,she is a one-woman empire. Yeah, easier to give Geri her LLLTW and Holler lines. Woulda been interesting to have deen which parts she woulda sang in a 5 piece Forever though ...

Can't inagine anyone else having her ikonek lines, especially in Too Much and also her Star Wars reference!!! Who else can sing, And I won't energise! So convincingly??

Posted by: mr_pmt Jan 15 2016, 12:47 AM

QUOTE(Joe. @ Jan 14 2016, 11:19 PM) *
It's a massive shame for Vicky to not be doing it, but she is still *SO* successful. Touring takes up huge amounts of time and effort, she has no need for the money the way the others probably do.


Aren't they all worth at least 30 million though?

Posted by: Maurice Jan 15 2016, 07:36 AM

They are all rich, Victoria richer than the others but they all don't have to complain about money.

Posted by: Joe. Jan 15 2016, 08:51 AM

I didn't think they're worth anywhere near that, other than Vicky? ohmy.gif Not that I thought they were poor, but I've heard Mel B make comments about how Spice Girls reunions would be good money in interviews (this was before her various talent shows of course). I think a tour sum would look very attractive to the four of them anyway. Not that they wouldn't be doing it for enjoyment as well!

Posted by: Virginia's Walls Jan 15 2016, 09:03 AM

Yup, their band was too small so some are quite poor!

Emma even has to work for HeartFM and wasn't Mel B broke at one point??

Posted by: Maurice Jan 15 2016, 10:01 AM

This is from a article from December 2015:
Emma $30 million
Melanie C: $33 million
Melanie B: $33 million
Geri: $40 million

There was a running gag in the Spice Girls fandom that Mel B was poor in 2003-2005, this was due that she lost a lot money on her ex husband. We never know if this was true but there is the fact Mel grabs every job she can get and works bloody hard. Why Emma works for the radio I don't know I just wishes she would record a new solo album again, her previous albums were amazing especially Free Me.

Posted by: Joe. Jan 15 2016, 10:02 AM

Wow I had no idea they were worth that much these days, what about Vicky then?


I do remember the jokes about Mel B now working in HMV kink.gif

Edit - I found an article from 2012 saying VB is 185 million ohmy.gif With Emma at the lowest on 15 million. I don't know what Heart FM are paying her to have doubled her worth since then?

Edit AGIAN - Maurince's figures were dollars, oops so she's actually only increased by 5 million.



Posted by: DoggySwami Jan 15 2016, 04:55 PM

QUOTE(Virginia @ Jan 15 2016, 10:03 AM) *
Emma even has to work for HeartFM and wasn't Mel B broke at one point??


It's ridiculous to think that Emma "has" to work for Heart. None of them needs to work ever again, especially since the 2007 tour and the high-profile gigs they have done since then.
Besides, having a public job is not the only way to make money. There are investments and businesses. If Keisha Buchanan (for the sake of mentioning a girlband member who is not regularly in the public eye) can live a comfortable life, any Spice Girl can do it as well.

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Jan 16 2016, 12:59 PM

Victoria's latest instagram hashtag answers any reunion questions #ILoveMySpiceGirls Posh

Posted by: Ja˙ Jan 16 2016, 06:25 PM

Victoria (or someone else, if they control social media for her~) hashtagging that is far from conclusive proof that she'll take part in a reunion. Did you overlook her spokesperson's statement?

She can love the Spice Girls, as a thing she remembers fondly from the past. She's very unlikely to drop everything with her business to go on tour, sadly.

Posted by: 🌚🌚🌚 Jan 16 2016, 06:28 PM

QUOTE(DoggySwami @ Jan 15 2016, 04:55 PM) *
It's ridiculous to think that Emma "has" to work for Heart. None of them needs to work ever again, especially since the 2007 tour and the high-profile gigs they have done since then.
Besides, having a public job is not the only way to make money. There are investments and businesses. If Keisha Buchanan (for the sake of mentioning a girlband member who is not regularly in the public eye) can live a comfortable life, any Spice Girl can do it as well.

they all crave attention tho so any job in the public eye will be good enough

Posted by: 🌚🌚🌚 Jan 16 2016, 06:29 PM

also a reunion without vicky b will be embarrassing and I will definitely be front row

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Jan 16 2016, 08:04 PM

QUOTE(Ja˙ @ Jan 16 2016, 06:25 PM) *
Victoria (or someone else, if they control social media for her~) hashtagging that is far from conclusive proof that she'll take part in a reunion. Did you overlook her spokesperson's statement?

She can love the Spice Girls, as a thing she remembers fondly from the past. She's very unlikely to drop everything with her business to go on tour, sadly.


I never believe 'Insiders' or 'representatives' reports

Posted by: Maurice Mar 12 2016, 09:56 PM

Simon Ellis musical director from all previous Spice Girls tours tweeted this a few days ago.

QUOTE
@jasondthornton putting the music together for the Spice Girls reunion tour 2016 but have to stop to listen to you and Sticks. Love you guys

Posted by: classydude Mar 12 2016, 11:16 PM

They should reunite for one night at Wembley Stadium, re-create the iconic 1998 gig and have Little Mix support them and dub-it a girl-power special

Posted by: johnjo07 Mar 13 2016, 10:54 AM

QUOTE(classydude @ Mar 12 2016, 11:16 PM) *
They should reunite for one night at Wembley Stadium, re-create the iconic 1998 gig and have Little Mix support them and dub-it a girl-power special
Are you purposefully trying to make me combust??? That sounds like the dream of dreams!! *.*

Posted by: Scene Mar 15 2016, 02:00 PM

QUOTE(classydude @ Mar 13 2016, 12:16 AM) *
They should reunite for one night at Wembley Stadium, re-create the iconic 1998 gig and have Little Mix support them and dub-it a girl-power special


That sounds far more practical than an extensive tour with only 4 of them on board. No Spice Girls reunion would be right without all five of them.

Posted by: Martyn Mar 15 2016, 04:04 PM

QUOTE(classydude @ Mar 12 2016, 11:16 PM) *
They should reunite for one night at Wembley Stadium, re-create the iconic 1998 gig and have Little Mix support them and dub-it a girl-power special


Throw in All Saints and The Saturdays (NO Girls Aloud, who during their bitchy era were claiming they were more successful than the Spice Girls on the basis they had released more singles)

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Mar 15 2016, 05:52 PM

Little Mix & Girls Aloud could be roped in as both have friends with both.

Posted by: ThePensmith Mar 15 2016, 06:48 PM

There was that big 'investigation' piece about David supposedly 'bailing out' Victoria's fashion line in The Sun over weekend to 'save it going under'. I know you have to take everything the likes of them say with a pinch of salt, but is it deliberately being reported about so IF (and I put particular emphasis on IF there) Victoria does join them again it'll be the whole 'She's a failure at fashion' etc?

Posted by: Maurice Apr 19 2016, 03:30 PM

Today 20 years ago the girls shot the video for Wannabe. They also did record their first tv appearances that week. (MTV&ITV)

Posted by: JakeWild Apr 19 2016, 03:44 PM

got a bit emosh about this earlier

Posted by: Maurice Apr 19 2016, 07:09 PM

Geri posted this picture on Instagram with the following message:


QUOTE
therealgerihalliwell20 years ago we shot a video for #wannabe Time flies. I still remembering running around in my Mary Quant platforms , the sparkly leotard I bought from nottinghill market. Awh #younggirlsbigdreams 😌

Posted by: Ja˙ Apr 19 2016, 11:08 PM

wub.gif Iconic. 20 years though. sob.gif


Posted by: ThePensmith Apr 20 2016, 08:08 PM

I had my picture taken on the famous stairs of St Pancra's Grand Hotel that they dance on in the video about four years ago when I was in London for a gig at Water Rats just up the road! (The tiny Italian tour guide wasn't best pleased, mind).

There's a free exhibition happening at the Coliseum in Watford (Geri's hometown) from July 7 - August 7 if anyone's interested. It was on display at Ripley's in Piccadilly Circus last year, it's the largest collection of Spice memorabilia owned by artist Liz West: https://watfordcolosseum.co.uk/online/spiceworld?menu_id=183C3024-5D8D-4A1E-8619-59A68CD4DCAE

Posted by: Jade Apr 20 2016, 09:11 PM

OMG *.* I used to email Liz West when I was much younger 'cause I was so in awe of her collection laugh.gif (she actually replied sometimes too!). My hometown is also Watford so I may just have to go to this.

Posted by: Maurice May 10 2016, 09:43 PM

Time to bump this thread again.
It looks like the girls were working together today in a recording studio and a tweet by Elliot Kennedy (Say You"ll Be There,Love Thing,Right Back At Ya) suggests they were working with him. Very exciting news!

Posted by: Ja˙ May 10 2016, 10:18 PM


Posted by: Jonjo May 10 2016, 11:01 PM

Ah! Amazing news *.* Now if they could do something similar to what Meghan has done with 'No', I'll be ALL OVER IT! *.*

Posted by: Virginia's Walls May 10 2016, 11:03 PM

Whaaat??

Posted by: Martyn May 10 2016, 11:07 PM

Lady V was apparently not there.

Posted by: Scherz May 10 2016, 11:16 PM

and Mel B is on Lorraine in the morning! Announcement? ohmy.gif

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE May 10 2016, 11:32 PM

They better just be updating vocals

Posted by: Maurice May 11 2016, 08:02 AM

Mel B confirmed on Lorraine she was with some of the girls yesterday.

Posted by: Maurice May 11 2016, 04:08 PM

From today:

Posted by: Regina May 11 2016, 04:39 PM

Emma ageless beauty *.*

Posted by: Virginia's Walls May 11 2016, 05:15 PM

I'm not surprised VB didn't bother to joim them after she revealed they turned off her mic. Geri is a worse singer anyway!!

Posted by: Maurice May 11 2016, 10:22 PM

Elliot Kennedy pretty much confirmed the girls worked with him on a new song the last 2 days.

Posted by: Virginia's Walls May 11 2016, 10:54 PM

What he said?

Posted by: slowdown73 May 11 2016, 11:06 PM

Isn't it 20 years since Spice? Maybe they will reissue the album with new material included.

Posted by: Maurice May 12 2016, 07:10 AM

QUOTE(Virginia @ May 12 2016, 12:54 AM) *
What he said?

eliot kennedy ‏@NYCSteelerfan 9h9 hours ago
Two long but ab-fab days with a stonking hit at the end of it! We've still got it kids!! #20years

Posted by: JakeWild May 12 2016, 10:02 AM

maybe they're gonna do a new song for the ab fab film? esp cos emma's already involved

Posted by: Regina May 12 2016, 07:06 PM

OMG here for Ab Fab Spice Girls slayage *.*

Posted by: SeanGrey May 13 2016, 03:47 AM

Too much nostalgia if they did Ab Fab!!!!!

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE May 13 2016, 10:02 AM

Their not doing the Ab Fab theme. Doesn't mean they won't be involved ofc.

Posted by: Ja˙ Sep 3 2016, 05:50 AM



Regarding a tour:

Mel B: "I can't really say much about that... there's going to be some announcement very, very soon... sooner than you actually all know. I'll let you know."

Regarding what their new music sounds like (interviewer asked whether it'd be a throwback to the 90s, or more 2016):

Mel B: "It's a complete mash-up mix, but it depends with what single we go [with] first. We haven't decided that yet."

Regarding Victoria & Melanie C not taking part:

Mel B: "You know what, Victoria, she's already booming with her fashion industry. Mel C wanted to take a break and focus on her own stuff, but we've always been very supportive of each other."

Posted by: jakewild Sep 8 2016, 01:40 AM

i want and don't want this in equal measure. gonna be a hot MESS but i will be front row to catch it fly.

Posted by: pippa Sep 8 2016, 01:05 PM

The Spice Girls without Mel C is big negative for me as she is the one i like and follow the most. I wish the 3 girls well but im not so sure how this will all go for them. That said, Take That are doing just fine and they are 2 members down. With Take That they were far more established than the Spice Girls (are now) and Take That reformed as four and were only 1 member down when Jason departed.

The Spice Girls without Mel C would be like Take That without Gary Barlow.

Posted by: ___∆___ Sep 8 2016, 05:07 PM

I just hope they are committed to making it a success - I don't want a half arsed comeback and dodgy single if they think they can make a quick £. I've been a Spice Boy since the start and have an obscene collection of all things Spice and while I'm excited by this I hope they are all committed to the project.

Posted by: Ja˙ Nov 22 2016, 10:22 PM

A new song recorded by the 3 piece Spice Girls (Geri, Emma, Mel B) - 'Song For Her' - has leaked!


Posted by: mr_pmt Nov 22 2016, 10:23 PM

Ummmm... unsure.gif

Posted by: Lee_J11 Nov 22 2016, 10:27 PM

Oh.My.Days.

This is dreadfully amazing. Like Half Of Me levels of amazing.

Posted by: lewistgreen Nov 22 2016, 10:35 PM

Oh dear. Doesn't sound very polished so hope it's just an unfinished demo or something

Posted by: JosephStyles Nov 22 2016, 10:43 PM

It's quite nice! I expected waaaaay worse actually. Obviously it's no Spice Up Your Life but it's decent.

Posted by: Buttered Muffin Nov 22 2016, 11:48 PM

'I have a ladder in my tights that I'll forever be climbing-

Ohhh dear.

People should tell flopstars and Amy Studt that ladders in tights do not make material for good pop songs!!

Eurovision come early.

Ohhh dear.

Posted by: Kye Nov 23 2016, 01:31 AM

"Jump on a bus.. who knows where it's going"

These lyrics are laughable and let's not even start on the vocals, they're lucky Emma held her own after Mel C. Surely this isn't the song that Eliot Kennedy was raving about?
It's not even so bad it's good, they're ruining the Spice Girls legacy cry.gif

Posted by: ___∆___ Nov 23 2016, 04:39 AM

Looks like I'm on my own but I love it!

Posted by: vibe Nov 23 2016, 11:01 AM

Rubbish

Posted by: jakewild Nov 23 2016, 01:13 PM

....i love it

Posted by: Buttered Muffin Nov 23 2016, 02:11 PM

'Life is a river, it's always flowing', 'jump on a bus, don't know where it's going' oh dear oh dear. 'Life is a river' is the cheesiest pseudo-philosophical pap I've ever heard.

Posted by: Ja˙ Nov 23 2016, 07:35 PM

It's a bit of fun and very uplifting! It's only a demo and possibly not a song that was ultimately going to be used. I like it a lot for what it is anyway. #teamJakeWild #thisisasongforus x

Posted by: AV102 Nov 23 2016, 09:39 PM

I can't hear geri singing in the new song which part is her ???

Posted by: Buttered Muffin Nov 23 2016, 09:57 PM

The bits which sound like a worse Mel B. She is teyna copy Mel's vocals sooo it kinda sounds like a duo rather than what used to be a band of five :/

Without the other teo it just lacks that punchy Spice music.

Posted by: ___∆___ Nov 24 2016, 12:34 AM

I posted previously that I was worried the whole GEM project was going to be a disaster and I hate to say it but it looks like it is!

The YT channel that uploaded the track 'Song For Her' has been deleted and the girls have gone quiet which makes me think it may have been their comeback track which if so, the fact it has leaked will have totally screwed any plans for the official launch. The same channel also leaked Geri's new album in full.

With Geri pregnant, the song leaked and getting at best a sh!t reaction I kind of hope they just forget about the whole thing.

I have to say though I love the song and I find it funny that people are so caught up on the lyrics, they are cheesy and it's very 1997 but if they had of returned with a song like 'Shout Out To My Ex' they would just have looked like a couple of mums trying to reclaim their youth at a Karoke party on their way back from Asda.

Posted by: Ja˙ Nov 24 2016, 11:30 AM

I wouldn't say the general reaction has been that bad! Well, it has been here of course. Reading through Popjustice forum though, it's getting more of a mixed reaction there. Amongst actual Spice Girls fans (see: DenDen) it's been mixed to positive!


'Song For Her' doesn't seem like it's intended to be used any more. Emma Bunton said this a few months ago: "You know, us girls love creating stuff. We went and had a laugh in the studio. It's not a single, it's just we were creating."

The story goes, based on a mixture of insider information and fan theory, is that the song was supposedly intended to be a jingle for a planned reality show that the girls had in mind a while back. That show's concept being, to find replacements for Victoria & Melanie C. It's not properly known whether those replacements were intended to be permanent, or just a "come join us on stage for a one-off performance!" thing. 'Song For Her' lyrics is all about hard-working mums, so it does seem to fit the bill for the rumoured reality show.

Either way, it seems that the idea was firmly put to bed (assuming it was true). Geri said this last month at the Attitude awards: "There's been a lot of talk about replacing Spice Girls members and I wanna share with you there is no way we could ever replace Sporty or Posh. They're one of a kind."


The main reason the song has been deleted off YouTube will be because it's copyrighted material. Seeing as the girls have not launched properly yet, they wouldn't have been ready for a taster to be put out there by illicit means. Especially an unfinished demo track which is most likely scrapped.

Mel B revealed on Australian TV that she's back in the UK next week and will be meeting up with Emma & Geri. She said: “We’ve got a few music ideas, a few songs to record”. Earlier this month Emma & Geri were http://i.imgur.com/IhbNVVa.jpg, so it seems it's still full steam ahead for them, even though Geri's pregnant. For them to be recording more music, six months on from the session that 'Song For Her' came from, seems like a positive sign to me that they've got intentions to actually release music properly (single(s) and/or album, who knows) - fingers crossed! It wasn't all resting on 'Song For Her'.


I'll just be regarding 'Song For Her' as a fun taster, and look forward to when they put out finished music they want to be heard. Assuming they reach that point, these girls can be highly unpredictable! laugh.gif

For reasons unknown, some fans got their hands on 'Song For Her' months ago, and it caused a divide in the fan base because a lot of those fans were teasing & boasting about having it, all the while saying they wouldn't leak it (despite sharing it privately with whoever they wanted to). It was so frustrating. I was happy when it leaked because I was fed up of some of the fan base behaving horribly about it.

Posted by: ThePensmith Nov 24 2016, 07:19 PM

I was fully anticipating this to be awful. Can safely say I'm pleasantly surprised by this, strong chorus and whilst Emma sounds flawless, Geri and Mel B sound half decent too. If the album was full of songs like this I'd be here for GEM as a three piece. We are coming to the back end of a year where All Saints have had a critically acclaimed top 3 album and headline tour so this could easily work with the right promo channels!

Posted by: Jonjo Nov 24 2016, 08:16 PM

The lyrics. Omg. So inspirational cry.gif cry.gif

There is a banging chorus in there somewhere! The verses though... Emma is literally the one carrying this! laugh.gif

Posted by: Spiral Nov 24 2016, 08:42 PM

This and that recently leaked Geri album are surprisingly good! I have high hopes!

Posted by: Buttered Muffin Nov 24 2016, 09:18 PM

Serious question: eho would buy a Geri Halliwell album these days?? ohmy.gif

Posted by: tommie Nov 24 2016, 09:56 PM

QUOTE(Buttered Muffin @ Nov 24 2016, 10:18 PM) *
Serious question: eho would buy a Geri Halliwell album these days?? ohmy.gif



Posted by: ___∆___ Nov 25 2016, 02:15 AM

QUOTE(Buttered Muffin @ Nov 24 2016, 09:18 PM) *
Serious question: eho would buy a Geri Halliwell album these days?? ohmy.gif


Here waiting to buy the multiple formats tbh.

Posted by: MARIAH. Dec 22 2016, 04:57 AM

Lovely performance of 2 Become 1 by Emma, with Robbie Williams! (Click the picture)

http://www.heart.co.uk/on-air/emma-bunton/robbie-williams-emma-bunton-perform-2-become-1/

wub.gif I wish she'd not abandoned her solo career (it's 10 years to the month since she released her last album 'Life In Mono' ohmy.gif ). I honestly prefer her vocals to Melanie C's, even though it's Melanie who is always celebrated as the singer of the group.

Posted by: jakewild Dec 22 2016, 12:14 PM

radio 1 have been playing this almost daily and i ain't complaining 💕

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Dec 22 2016, 02:51 PM

QUOTE(jakewild @ Dec 22 2016, 12:14 PM) *
radio 1 have been playing this almost daily and i ain't complaining 💕


'A Song For Her'?????

Posted by: jakewild Dec 22 2016, 03:22 PM

QUOTE(KWEEN_DEE @ Dec 22 2016, 02:51 PM) *
'A Song For Her'?????

we can but dream

Posted by: KWEEN_DEE Dec 22 2016, 03:53 PM

imagine

Posted by: jakewild Dec 22 2016, 04:27 PM

annie macs track of the day for a week

Posted by: Lukuzz Dec 22 2016, 05:14 PM

That was a beautiful rendition. Emma is sounding brilliant as always and it actually suits Robbies voice!

Posted by: Frosty Xmas Baps Dec 22 2016, 05:56 PM

Or what little voice that showbiz chancer has! Can't sing c an't dance and was the worst of a baad band.

However Emma slaaying it! Also with ropey vocals but ok laugh.gif Shoulda released it and got Xmas no 1.

Posted by: Frosty Xmas Baps Dec 22 2016, 05:57 PM

Or what little voice that showbiz chancer has! Can't sing c an't dance and was the worst of a baad band.

However Emma slaaying it! Also with ropey vocals but ok laugh.gif Shoulda released it and got Xmas no 1.

Posted by: *Xmas Ben* Dec 22 2016, 06:13 PM

Oh wow, that performance of 2 Become 1 is sooo nice and Emma is so charming wub.gif

2 Become 1 was anyway one of my fave Spice Girls song wub.gif

Posted by: ThePensmith Mar 5 2017, 11:07 PM

Geri has Tweeted that she is hosting a new documentary going out next Saturday at 9pm on BBC Two. It's called "Geri's 1990s: My Drive to Freedom", and will focus on the music of that decade including, amongst other things, the Spice Girls. Should be a good watch!

Posted by: Peenus Fly Trap Mar 5 2017, 11:09 PM

Soo this comeback bombed laugh.gif

What were they thinking!!

Posted by: ___∆___ Mar 5 2017, 11:50 PM

QUOTE(Peenus Fly Trap @ Mar 5 2017, 11:09 PM) *
Soo this comeback bombed laugh.gif

What were they thinking!!


They have to do something for it to 'bomb' though? huh.gif

Posted by: Peenus Fly Trap Mar 6 2017, 12:03 AM

It bombed by it collapsing.

Posted by: ThePensmith Mar 31 2017, 04:33 PM

So Victoria is doing Carpool Karaoke with James Corden on The Late Late Show in America tonight!

Posted by: Neil Mar 31 2017, 07:48 PM

^ I thought that was just for the Mannequin sketch?

Posted by: Brein Skank Mar 31 2017, 08:05 PM

Omfg noo way!!

Posted by: Jay 🙋🏻 Mar 31 2017, 11:56 PM


Posted by: MarcelWithLuv Sep 7 2017, 01:04 AM

So Happy to be here!

Posted by: Jay ☆ Sep 7 2017, 04:24 PM

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Mel-C-Says-Spice-Girls-Have-Discussed-Return-Of-Musical-VIVA-FOREVER-20170906


Mel C AKA Sporty Spice has told Gay Times that the Spice Girls have discussed a return for their West End jukebox musical Viva Forever!.

"I loved it, too," she said in response to the anger the musical isn't still running. "What happened? What went wrong?

"It was such an exciting time. I started my career in musical theatre. I went to a performing arts college, and for me to work in the West End and then have the Spice Girls musical on the West End was such a thrill.

"It sadly closed after six months, but I think, at some point, yeah - at some point, I think. The music lends itself so well to musical theatre and I just think, at some point, we will.

"It's something we talk about. We'd really love to make that work and for people, not only in London to enjoy it but tour it and take it international. We'd love to do that!"

Viva Forever! was written by Jennifer Saunders and produced by Judy Craymer. It had a short run in the West End, playing from December 2012 to June 2013.

Would you like to see it spice up your life again?

Posted by: THEO. Sep 7 2017, 04:30 PM

QUOTE(Jay ☆ @ Sep 7 2017, 05:24 PM) *
Would you like to see it spice up your life again?

OOH I saw a headline for this on my Facebook news feed earlier but didn't actually read the article! I would love for it to return to the West End as I never got to see it first time around sad.gif

Posted by: Jade Sep 7 2017, 05:03 PM

I never got to see it first time around so I'd be interested if it came around again. But I'd be very surprised if this actually happened after it was so critically panned and ceased happening so quickly.

Posted by: Megz Sep 8 2017, 09:25 PM

Yes it would be great if we can see Viva Forever again! Hope its come to Australian theatre to relive our childhood memories! But it need to be reworked. Judy Chaymer who created Mamma Mia said in the interview few years ago that she was pretty sure that Viva Forever would rise again at some point. smile.gif

Posted by: Michael Andrew Sep 8 2017, 10:31 PM

I saw 'Viva Forever' and enjoyed it, as I think any real fan would.

I felt that it had scope for improvement in sets and costumes, but I think that would come with a profitable run. It just lacked a bit of colour and scale.

But I also thought some of the more lyrically interesting songs were wasted as part of "TV performances". Personally, I'd like to see the TV talent show element played down a bit. It could be more of a background, like in 'Hairspray'. Or it could be changed entirely for another situation that causes the protagonist to grow/move on.

The songs worked really well for emotive themes of coming-of-age, motherhood, romance and friendship.

Everyone should watch 'Goodbye'/'Mama' medley, and the male version of 'Viva Forever' at least once.

Posted by: Jay ☆ Sep 11 2017, 09:54 PM

(From The Lounge, "Songs You Can't Stand From Artists You Like" thread) -

QUOTE(ThePensmith @ Sep 11 2017, 09:07 PM) *
Spice Girls - Holler (yes I just went there. No I do not care. Everything about the 'Forever' era showed lack of direction and a bizarre desire to turn them into a halfway house between J.Lo and Destiny's Child. Which was never the point of them)


This post isn't to say you're wrong, because it's obviously your opinion, but I was just interested to give my stance on the matter. The Forever era is one of the most fascinating moments in the Spice Girls' history!


Personally I don't think Forever showed a lack of direction at all! The Spice Girls were actually very focused and determined to record an R&B album. Geri has said a couple of times in recent years that even when she was still in the group, the other girls had expressed a desire to make an R&B album - which she didn't believe would be very her.

"They wanted to make an R&B album. Am I a big R&B fan? Not really. I'm a pop writer. I felt comfortable in that genre and it felt completely alien to me to sing in that R&B style. My departure almost set them free a bit, and allowed them to make [Forever]."


I guess it's fair to say that the sound they explored on Forever was "(musically) never the point of them", but that's with the benefit of hindsight and taking into account that their pop music singles have since been embraced as iconic and defining of the 90s. At the time though, their music wasn't exactly lauded. They were only 3 years into their fame by the time it came to recording the third album, so with such a small discography they probably didn't feel that their previous sound had to be the be-all and end-all of their musical output. Also, it's worth noting that there are in fact R&B elements present on the 'Spice' album.


In 1999 there was certainly a shift towards commercial R&B becoming a major chart force. I would imagine that the girls & the label felt that R&B music would showcase progression and maturity, moving with the times... plus, combined with the fact they wanted to do it, ultimately it was a no-brainer. They were initially very excited about the Forever album, particularly because they felt they were given the opportunity to showcase their vocals more than ever before (which is certainly true, they really went to town with their vocals on most of the tracks... numerous intricate melodies & ad-libs). Maybe they probably would have been wiser to go in a StarGate direction rather than with the American producers, if they wanted some R&B-flavoured pop - but they very much enjoyed the fact they were actually in a position to be able to work with those American producers, it's ultimately what they wanted.


Personally I don't think their downturn of success is primarily because of the music (let's remember they had a #1 comeback single, and the album was still a #2, platinum success on the strength of that single alone) - but other circumstances surrounding that time. Such as, their general apathy by the time it came to release the album. They recorded most of the album in August/September 1999 (including Holler), but didn't release this music until October/November 2000. Melanie C experienced major solo success within that time, but also became increasingly depressed as well. By the time the Forever era began, she was truly over being a Spice Girl. Her behaviour was said to have taken its toll on the other girls, particularly at their Forever album launch party. Additionally, they'd probably left it a bit too long to release it. It had been 2 years since Goodbye, 3 years since Spiceworld. A decline in sales since Spiceworld was inevitable, so in that sense they were always setting themselves up for a fall - and the media loved to be able to write about their apparent failures. Them getting to #2 was a flop in the eyes of the media. It was like they weren't allowed to under-perform at all, and I think the girls bowed to that pressure, ultimately.


As for Holler itself... I actually love the song. I think it holds up well to this day as one of the best pop-flavoured R&B songs from that time. The fact it's American R&B produced obviously means it sticks out somewhat against their other singles, but whatever, in its own right it's a catchy song. Its lyrics are bold & self-assured, and therefore as Spicy as previous offerings. It also added a much needed uptempo to their run of singles (they have 7 ballads vs 6 uptempos).

Also, its existence lead to one of their very best performances, at The Return of the Spice Girls tour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVrR4ySTnpI *_*

Posted by: cripesdude Sep 12 2017, 10:08 AM

QUOTE(Jay ☆ @ Sep 11 2017, 10:54 PM) *
(From The Lounge, "Songs You Can't Stand From Artists You Like" thread) -
This post isn't to say you're wrong, because it's obviously your opinion, but I was just interested to give my stance on the matter. The Forever era is one of the most fascinating moments in the Spice Girls' history!

Personally I don't think Forever showed a lack of direction at all! The Spice Girls were actually very focused and determined to record an R&B album. Geri has said a couple of times in recent years that even when she was still in the group, the other girls had expressed a desire to make an R&B album - which she didn't believe would be very her.

"They wanted to make an R&B album. Am I a big R&B fan? Not really. I'm a pop writer. I felt comfortable in that genre and it felt completely alien to me to sing in that R&B style. My departure almost set them free a bit, and allowed them to make [Forever]."

I guess it's fair to say that the sound they explored on Forever was "(musically) never the point of them", but that's with the benefit of hindsight and taking into account that their pop music singles have since been embraced as iconic and defining of the 90s. At the time though, their music wasn't exactly lauded. They were only 3 years into their fame by the time it came to recording the third album, so with such a small discography they probably didn't feel that their previous sound had to be the be-all and end-all of their musical output. Also, it's worth noting that there are in fact R&B elements present on the 'Spice' album.

In 1999 there was certainly a shift towards commercial R&B becoming a major chart force. I would imagine that the girls & the label felt that R&B music would showcase progression and maturity, moving with the times... plus, combined with the fact they wanted to do it, ultimately it was a no-brainer. They were initially very excited about the Forever album, particularly because they felt they were given the opportunity to showcase their vocals more than ever before (which is certainly true, they really went to town with their vocals on most of the tracks... numerous intricate melodies & ad-libs). Maybe they probably would have been wiser to go in a StarGate direction rather than with the American producers, if they wanted some R&B-flavoured pop - but they very much enjoyed the fact they were actually in a position to be able to work with those American producers, it's ultimately what they wanted.

Personally I don't think their downturn of success is primarily because of the music (let's remember they had a #1 comeback single, and the album was still a #2, platinum success on the strength of that single alone) - but other circumstances surrounding that time. Such as, their general apathy by the time it came to release the album. They recorded most of the album in August/September 1999 (including Holler), but didn't release this music until October/November 2000. Melanie C experienced major solo success within that time, but also became increasingly depressed as well. By the time the Forever era began, she was truly over being a Spice Girl. Her behaviour was said to have taken its toll on the other girls, particularly at their Forever album launch party. Additionally, they'd probably left it a bit too long to release it. It had been 2 years since Goodbye, 3 years since Spiceworld. A decline in sales since Spiceworld was inevitable, so in that sense they were always setting themselves up for a fall - and the media loved to be able to write about their apparent failures. Them getting to #2 was a flop in the eyes of the media. It was like they weren't allowed to under-perform at all, and I think the girls bowed to that pressure, ultimately.

As for Holler itself... I actually love the song. I think it holds up well to this day as one of the best pop-flavoured R&B songs from that time. The fact it's American R&B produced obviously means it sticks out somewhat against their other singles, but whatever, in its own right it's a catchy song. Its lyrics are bold & self-assured, and therefore as Spicy as previous offerings. It also added a much needed uptempo to their run of singles (they have 7 ballads vs 6 uptempos).

Also, its existence lead to one of their very best performances, at The Return of the Spice Girls tour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVrR4ySTnpI *_*


Some interesting and valid reflections there! I've always thought, especially in light of the leaked pop version of "Right Back At Ya" and looking back at W.O.M.A.N, that the girls would have seen much more successful with a 3rd album that still had a lot of pop influence. With Forever, you can really tell Geri is gone - and although she wasn't the Spice Girls by herself - she certainly brought out a camp and cheeky side which was a part of their iconography.

Having said that, they were only 3 years into their careers, and it is easy to forget just how influential RnB was at the time (Destiny's Child, All Saints, Eternal, Louise, TLC, The Honeyz). They would have seen their fans growing up too, possibly moving on from pure pop to something more adult. It makes complete sense that artistically and commercially they would have gone in an RnB direction.

We'll never know if a pop based 3rd album would have fared better, Geri's solo career which was more pop-based did arguably about as well overall (her album peaked lower but she had more hit singles and equaled two No 1s in the UK). Of course, it's easy to forget that forever did well, just not as well as Spice and Spiceworld (which were truly exceptional). In some ways they were victims of their own success - they had a very tall order to 'better', and clearly were just a bit exhausted/bored by it all come time to promote Forever.

It's a shame that Forever didn't take off as much as the others as I think it was very unfairly perceived as a bit of a 'flop' and that may very well have fed into a sense that the party was over (after Forever that was it until Headlines in 2007!)... Holler was actually a GREAT comeback single - it was also a perfect idea to double A-side it with a much more 'traditional spice girls ballad... I was so nervous when it came out but off it went right to No.1!

I'd say I always preferred the pop side of the Spice Girls, but Spice had a lot of RnB influence (I've always loved Naked)... and whilst I can't say I go running to Forever it's nice to have as something different, and Holler and Let Love Lead The Way are gems in my opinion.

In conlusion: I completely agree that waiting until November 2000 to release Forever, 3 years after Spiceworld, was a huge mistake. They lost some momentum and never really got it back (even if Return of the Spice Girls was epic). If Forever had launched in 1999, RnB or pop version, I suspect it'd have hit the top-spot and had more of an impact just because the interest in the group hadn't cooled off.

Final say: The cover. I will never ever understand the cover for Forever. Just the logo by itself would have been much better.

Posted by: liamk97 Sep 12 2017, 07:32 PM

My problem with 'Holler' is that I find it a much weaker version to what everyone else was doing at the time. Fair enough if the girls wanted to make an R&B record, but I wish it at least sounded true to them. Before their debut, various degrees of rock and hip-hop were dominating the charts. Then comes along 'Wannabe', this loud, in-your-face, pop song that just grabs your shoulders and shakes you silly. I've always considered it has a punk spirit about it because it's just so intense and went completely against what was mainstream. For them to then release what I consider a sub-par Destiny's Child single was a sign of regression, for me. Perhaps there's better songs on the album - I've not actually listened to any Spice Girls albums - but 'Holler' is the song that represents the album and I can see why it may have been responsible for their demise. There were so many other acts doing the same sort of sound but much better, so there was nothing to draw people to their music anymore.

That said, I do agree there were other factors involved such as the girls themselves not being fully invested by the time they got round to releasing. Was there any reasons why there was such a wait for them to release their third album?

Posted by: Jay ☆ Sep 13 2017, 02:32 AM

Completely agree with you, cripesdude! wub.gif For me, the most offensive aspect of the Forever album era was its artwork... laugh.gif I can't believe they couldn't come up with something better than it. sad.gif


Liam, I'd say the main reason for the delay in releasing a third album, was them letting their solo careers get in the way!

They actually started to record third album material in 1998, but all those sessions were scrapped (bar Goodbye). The first half of 1999 saw them have a break from each other, with Mel B & Victoria giving birth earlier that year. Melanie C took the opportunity to record her debut solo album from March to August '99, but the other three girls also spent time in the studio in a solo capacity too. They regrouped in August/September 1999 to start recording together again:

2nd August 1999 - Abbey Road Studios - Stannard/Rowe
1 "Woman"
2 "Treasure"
3 "Go, Go, Go"
4 "Overnight"
5 "Too Hot"

^ All of these tracks remain unreleased and haven't leaked. Woman was performed during the Christmas in Spiceworld 1999 shows, but that was its only outing.

16th August 1999 - Steelworks Studios - Kennedy/Lever
5 "Right Back At Ya"
6 "A Day In Your Life"
7 "Give You What You Want" (Also known as "If It's Lovin' On Your Mind")
8 "Pain Proof"

^ Unreleased, but all leaked in 2015.

25th August 1999 - Whitfield Street Studios - Rodney/Fred Jerkins
9 "Holler"
10 "Let Love Lead The Way"
11 "Weekend Love"

21st September 1999 - Whitfield Street Studios - Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis
12 "Oxygen"
13 "If You Wanna Have Some Fun"


Melanie C properly threw herself into 'Northern Star' album promo after those sessions. They had enough material for an album release, but evidently the girls/the label decided that they weren't very keen on the pop songs from their usual collaborators... so they didn't have enough material.

The Spice Girls only came together for a couple of occasions over the next 6 months. They toured for a couple of weeks in December 1999 ('Christmas in Spiceworld' - where they performed Holler for the first time), and then performed at the Brit Awards in March 2000 (also performing Holler - but their performance of it wasn't televised). They didn't start working on the Forever album again until...

10th April 2000 - Miami - Rodney/Fred Jerkins
14 "Tell Me Why"
15 "Get Down With Me"
16 "Time Goes By"


3 months later, a final session occurred...

17th July 2000 - Whitfield Street Studios - Fred Jerkins
17 "Wasting My Time"


^ Jerkins also re-worked 'Right Back at Ya' with an R&B production and new vocals.

July 2000 is when the Spice Girls finally got to work on properly beginning the era - shooting the videos for Holler & Let Love Lead The Way! They received their radio/video premieres in September 2000, and finally released the single in October, and the album in November.

Interestingly Mel B insisted that the debut album she'd been working on at the same time - Hot - was released in October 2000, colliding with the comeback. Melanie C continued to promote her own album & even embarked on a solo tour throughout the Spice Girls' promotional schedule. Their solo endeavours lead to the US promo being carried out by Emma & Victoria alone, which didn't exactly show a united front & obviously they couldn't perform there. Their US floppage was pretty inevitable!

The lack of commitment wasn't all on Melanie C & Mel B though, they were probably all to blame. Emma worked on her own solo album from July 1999 to October 2000, to eventually release it in April 2001, while Victoria also dabbled with solo recording as early as 1999, through to 2001. Summer 2000 saw her release 'Out of Your Mind', with a very intense promotional schedule!

So really, it was all quite a mess - month long gaps between recording sessions, while they all seemed to prioritise their solo work over getting a move on with the group. The time between Spiceworld & Forever was evidently very busy for them all, but allowing 3 years to pass between group album releases was unwise. I think they really should have pushed to have got it out for Quarter 4 1999 instead.

(Sorry for the essay laugh.gif )

Posted by: Kie Sep 22 2017, 12:19 AM

"Overnight" is from the "Spice" Album biff confirmed January 6 2013 Twitter, maybe there are two overnight songs or a reworked version.

Posted by: Jay ☆ Sep 23 2017, 09:06 AM



Discusses her favourite & least favourite make-up looks from the Spice Girls days. For worst look, she says AMAs but she really means the VMAs in 1997 (because she's referenced this event in the past as their worst make-up look). It's not hard to see why!



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Posted by: missingyou Sep 24 2017, 08:49 PM

theres an article in the sun saying that Simon is now the point of contact for any use of their name/material and that Melanie C is back in discussions for a reunion with the girls (minus VB)

Posted by: sammy01 Sep 24 2017, 10:28 PM

I hope so I feel the 4 girls have unfinished business and the musical opening night is not how I want the spice girls to end.

Posted by: Jay ☆ Sep 24 2017, 11:04 PM

I always hope for the best re: a reunion, but at the same time I'm not holding my breath. heehee.gif

Posted by: Jade-o-Lantern🎃 Oct 4 2017, 04:35 PM

Saw a copy of 'Step To Me' in a charity shop today *.* what do you guys think of this song? I really like it, but I remember playing it on plug.dj before and opinion was mixed.

Posted by: Mr.X Oct 5 2017, 10:22 PM

QUOTE(Jade-o-Lantern🎃 @ Oct 4 2017, 05:35 PM) *
Saw a copy of 'Step To Me' in a charity shop today *.* what do you guys think of this song? I really like it, but I remember playing it on plug.dj before and opinion was mixed.


Step To Me is amazing, one of my favourites from the 5-piece eras actually. The live version is even better - and sexier!

Posted by: tommie Oct 8 2017, 05:35 AM

Will this thread turn into a mess like it did on DenDen about the potential reunion?

Posted by: Jay ☆ Oct 8 2017, 06:41 AM

Lmao, I doubt any thread on BuzzJack could ever hope to achieve that level of messiness. kink.gif

I do kind of miss that thread, yet at the same time I feel a sense of relief that it's gone too. That thread, via the many fans who posted in it, really kept my hopes for a reunion alive on a near daily basis. Every article posted, every discussion that stemmed from them, provided a glimmer of hope... only for it to come to nothing. For the past month though, I've barely read anything about a reunion/people willing for it to happen... so I've actually started to feel far less bothered about the prospect of it!

Posted by: Jade Nov 12 2017, 01:36 AM

Omg guys I have just rediscovered this site I made when I was about 13 laugh.gif the use of Comic Sans on the homepage *____*

http://spicegirlscollection.webs.com/

Posted by: Jay ☆ Nov 12 2017, 06:29 PM

! Iconic *.*

Posted by: Jay ☆ Nov 19 2017, 12:30 AM


Posted by: liamk97 Nov 19 2017, 12:50 AM

Omfg love it!! *.*

Posted by: Jay ☆ Nov 20 2017, 06:42 PM

Victoria on the possibility of a Spice Girls reunion: "It is not happening. At some point you've got to know when it's time to say 'that was great.' Girl power is something that will always be out there, something that we all believe in. What I do now is still girl power, but it's empowering women through fashion. But I don't think I'll be slipping into a PVC catsuit any time soon."
http://forum.popjustice.com/threads/spice-girls.302/page-418#post-5793085

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Posted by: ChRiMbO LeG PiPe Dec 4 2017, 03:18 PM

QUOTE(Jade-o-Lantern�� @ Oct 4 2017, 04:35 PM) *
Saw a copy of 'Step To Me' in a charity shop today *.* what do you guys think of this song? I really like it, but I remember playing it on plug.dj before and opinion was mixed.


Omg it's amazing!

Did you buy it?

Yah, I doubt there will be a reunion, and definitely not ith VB. The press has finally left her alone, but before they were always criticising her for singing, like schoolyard bullies. They need Mel C. It's a shame not one of them became a great songwriter like Gary Barlow, as that could have given them a reunion on another level, and actually given them a better 3rd album.

Posted by: ChRiMbO LeG PiPe Dec 4 2017, 03:21 PM

Also, where is all this spam/ what was it??

Posted by: Jay ☆ Dec 5 2017, 10:40 AM

^ Those threads have been cleared out, it was a load of spam accounts/posts.

Posted by: Jay ☆ Dec 9 2017, 11:57 AM

The campaign for Calvin Harris to remix a Spice Girls classic

Calvin Harris is under pressure to remix the Spice Girls classic 2 become 1 after he told another DJ he'd do it if same-sex marriage was legalised in Australia.

Now the law has been changed, people think Calvin should stick to his word. Even Baby Spice Emma Bunton's got involved.

Australian DJ Filip Odzak told Newsbeat: "He shook my hand on the deal. I have been waiting for this pot of gold at the end of this proverbial rainbow for five years!"

He's text Calvin to remind him.


https://twitter.com/FILIP_WithAnF/status/938722762150985728

The pair met during the Stereosonic festival in Sydney back in 2012.

Filip explains: "Calvin did a show and a crew of us came along and hung out in the backstage bar / green room.

"The conversation turned to the topic of wedding songs, I chimed in and said mine would be Spice Girls 2 become 1 and everyone had a giggle.

"Calvin was shocked when we told him that gay marriage wasn't a reality in Australia yet.

"I vividly remember his face, he was in genuine shock.

"I said to him when they finally legalise it you can remix 2 become 1 to celebrate.

"He 100% would have thought it was a laugh, and lets be honest, it's a one in a million conversation, but he shook my hand on the deal."

Filip wants the song remixed so he can play it at his wedding some day.

"It's a total gay bridal waltz anthem," he tells us.

Even Baby Spice is on board with the idea.

Emma Bunton told Newsbeat: "Let's spice up Calvin Harris! It would be fab for Calvin to remix 2 become 1.

"It's always been my favourite Spice Girls song and next week it will be 21 years since it was released as a single.

"I'm so happy to be celebrating same sex marriage equality in Australia, as a Spice Girl it's something I've been wishing for forever! Love always wins."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/42280454/the-campaign-for-calvin-harris-to-remix-a-spice-girls-classic

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This would be incredibly cool, but I don't think Calvin has acknowledged this yet! sad.gif

Posted by: Blond 2.0 Dec 11 2017, 03:00 PM

I just hope it doesn't suck LOL


Posted by: sammy01 Dec 15 2017, 09:14 AM

I've only just found out that people have been debating what Vic says in Holler for years. Surely if it is the bit I think it is the line is 'when I walked through that door'.

Posted by: MARIAH. Dec 15 2017, 11:33 AM

Lol that's the first time I've heard that particular suggestion, Sammy heehee.gif I think it's generally accepted that it begins "and I won't tell...". Can be heard most clearly here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk0VPJihBxg&t=1m41s although personally I can hear "and I won't tell" in the studio version too. But the two words afterwards are unintelligible to me. It sounds like "nah nah" but this has never satisfied me as an answer because it's nonsensical.

I wish DenDen was still up because recently there was a poll and there were literally over 30 suggestions for what it could be. :')

Posted by: sammy01 Dec 15 2017, 12:58 PM

Im certain it's when I walked in that door.

Posted by: MARIAH. Dec 15 2017, 03:46 PM

Fair enough (although she's clearly not singing that) kink.gif

Posted by: sammy01 Dec 15 2017, 07:25 PM

But she is.

Posted by: MARIAH. Dec 15 2017, 09:01 PM

I defy you to listen to this and still think it's what you think it is ohmy.gif https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shs_ltUqAxg&t=1m15s

Posted by: sammy01 Dec 15 2017, 09:21 PM

The link wont play. I'm pretty positive she sings 'when i walked in that door' on xmas in spice world

Posted by: MARIAH. Dec 19 2017, 01:12 AM

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/5158027/mel-b-wants-to-revive-plans-for-a-spice-girls-reunion-as-she-tries-to-rebuild-fortune-after-7-million-divorce-pay-out/

The Sun is at it again... now they're going with the "25th anniversary in 2019" angle, which would be 25 years since they formed.

Posted by: Mr.X Dec 19 2017, 01:49 AM

QUOTE(MARIAH. @ Dec 19 2017, 02:12 AM) *
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/5158027/mel-b-wants-to-revive-plans-for-a-spice-girls-reunion-as-she-tries-to-rebuild-fortune-after-7-million-divorce-pay-out/

The Sun is at it again... now they're going with the "25th anniversary in 2019" angle, which would be 25 years since they formed.


This is never going to end is it?!


Posted by: Spiceboy Dec 19 2017, 08:58 PM

Nope never ever ever

Posted by: Blond 2.0 Dec 21 2017, 08:18 PM

LOL not again

Posted by: Spiceboy Dec 21 2017, 08:53 PM

We will never get through a month without a new rumour lol

Posted by: MARIAH. Dec 24 2017, 03:14 AM

Most random rumour ever?!?!

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SPICING UP THEIR LIVES Spice Girls ‘will reunite to judge Chinese talent show’
Geri, Mel B, Mel C and Emma have reportedly found a "compromise" to reunite with Victoria Beckham after she refused to ever sing with the band again

THE SPICE Girls are reportedly set to reform on Chinese television show to act as judges in an X Factor style talent search.

According to the Mail on Sunday, the group reached a “compromise” for a reunion after post spice Victoria Beckham allegedly refused to never sing with the band again.

A source told the paper: “Victoria vowed she would never sing with the girls again, and she won’t.

But now they’ve found a way around that.”

The source states that the girls are intending to head over to China to film the show in the spring to the tune of a nice payout said to be worth millions.

This includes raking in the cash with the help of endorsements and other big money deals in the process.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/5205815/spice-girls-will-reunite-to-judge-chinese-talent-show/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5208999/Spice-Girls-set-reunite-talent-judges-China.html

Posted by: sammy01 Dec 24 2017, 09:07 AM

Is it so random? Not that I'm saying it is true but if Brand Beckham felt it wanted to branch into Asia more then it would make sense, especially if Simon Fuller was behind it, combining his 2 big strokes of genius Spice Girls and Pop Idol.

Posted by: Spiceboy Dec 24 2017, 01:07 PM

Of course it’s not true laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif Would love to know what sources that news writer has because they sound lovely or the ones in her head 😂

Posted by: Martyn Dec 24 2017, 04:01 PM

QUOTE(Spiceboy @ Dec 24 2017, 01:07 PM) *
Of course it’s not true laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif Would love to know what sources that news writer has because they sound lovely or the ones in her head 😂


The only source the writer has is Ketchup.

Posted by: Baby Jaysus Dec 25 2017, 12:50 AM

Merry Christmas, Spice fans! cheer.gif



I wonder what 2018 will hold for Spice Girls fans?

Nothing x

Posted by: Blond 2.0 Dec 25 2017, 03:52 PM

Merry Christmas Ya'll love.gif


Posted by: Jay ☆ Jan 4 2018, 10:40 AM

Melanie C: "I was actually quite surprised at how little time we spent performing.

"There are so many interviews to do, TV shows and then a lot of performances you are miming.

"It's really frustrating as an artist. A lot of people in the music industry have worked their way up and we were successful at this point but we had never done a live show."

(Regarding their first live show in Istanbul) - "There was so much pressure on us, the production was absolutely huge and it was petrifying. That was probably one of the most terrifying nights of my life. Everybody was waiting for it and everyone was waiting for us to fail."

"I think people expected us not to be able to sing live. I think people expected not a lot of the show to be live. It was almost an out of body experience. Nothing can prepare you for that amount of adrenaline."

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From: 'Hits, Hype & Hustle: An Insider's Guide To The Music Business' - which airs on BBC Four on January 19.

Posted by: schizo_spice Jan 6 2018, 05:51 PM

I seem to remember a story about how Mel got pissed off when told they'd be miming Holler at the 2000 EMAs


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