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> Sleigh Ride or Christmas Wrapping?, Two Christmas covers B Sides!
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Jay Something
post Dec 11 2019, 11:15 AM
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Spice Girls covered two Christmas classics as B Sides. Sleigh Ride featured on the 2 Become 1 single, while Christmas Wrapping (which only Emma & Melanie C sing on!) appeared on Goodbye.

Which song is the best in your opinion?








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post Dec 11 2019, 04:12 PM
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I know it's only Mel and Emma but I have always preferred Christmas Wrapping.
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post Dec 11 2019, 04:57 PM
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Easily Christmas Wrapping for me, I play it every Christmas wheres I never play Sleigh Ride.
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post Dec 11 2019, 05:05 PM
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Overall Christmas Wrapping is better - and more of a song. BUT Sleight Ride is SOOOOO Cute too!!!
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post Dec 12 2019, 12:27 AM
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I voted for Sleigh Ride, but only because I've edited out all of the shouting in the version I listen to.
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post Dec 14 2019, 05:21 PM
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Sleigh Ride!
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post Dec 14 2019, 07:10 PM
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Christmas Wrapping by a mile...though if I'm being honest, they're both in my bottom three least favorite things the group ever released (next to Spice Invaders).

With Sleigh Ride, I don't understand the echo effect on their speaking voices at all. It sounds like it was recorded in a bathroom. I get that it's meant to be a spontaneous insight into their personalities...but after more than 20 years, I still don't know a lot of what they're saying...and what I can make out is mostly nonsensical. Also. Only Emma's voice sounds like a particularly natural fit for the song.

Christmas Wrapping starts out well enough, but I've always found it an awkward song challenging itself to see how many lyrics can be crammed into a few minutes. I remember being really surprised it was a cover...as it always struck me as something the girls must've scribbled out with their team between recording better songs. It's a little odd to me only Emma and Mel C recorded it. Mel B and Victoria were still making a lot of appearances with the group during that time, and it wouldn't seem like the pregnancies would get in the way of recording a few lines. The song's structured to have four solo parts anyway. Plus, "oh DAMN, guess what I forgot" should definitely belong to Mel B.

As Christmas material goes, I think the two songs they performed on their 1999 ringside tour fit them far better. If I did Christmas mixes, I'd be a lot more likely to include that little medley.

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post Dec 19 2019, 09:48 PM
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Had to think about this one, not much separates them for me... went with Christmas Wrapping in the end though!

I'll always be glad that I didn't hear Sleigh Ride back in 1996, because at the age of 8 I still firmly believed in Santa, and the song has Victoria blurt out 'FATHER CHRISTMAS DOESN'T EXIST, MEL' rotf.gif
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post Dec 22 2019, 04:30 PM
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I listened to the edit version of Sleigh Ride yesterday, and I do find it more of a pleasant listen than the talky B Side version. I agree with Piers that the effect on their speaking voices is a bit of an odd choice.
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post Dec 22 2019, 10:39 PM
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I remember getting the ‘Goodbye’ CD single in my stocking on Christmas Day, 1998. I was so excited and I remember listening to the B Side and wondering when Mel B and Victoria were gonna sing, then realised it was a duet. Still think it’s a catchy song and nice to listen to over Christmas.
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post Dec 22 2019, 10:43 PM
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I really like both but their version of 'Christmas Wrapping' edges it! Going to put both of them on now wub.gif
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post Dec 22 2019, 11:35 PM
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I prefer Sleigh Ride as it has all of them on it, but the talking over it is a bit weird amd makes them sound like a novelty act.
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post Dec 23 2019, 03:42 PM
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Christmas Wrapping.
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post Dec 23 2019, 08:47 PM
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Sleigh Ride
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post Dec 23 2019, 08:52 PM
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I've always preferred Christmas wrapping
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post Dec 25 2019, 03:55 PM
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Christmas Wrapping
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post Dec 26 2019, 08:44 AM
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Spice Girls - Sleigh Ride (Jack Frost Version)
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post Dec 28 2019, 05:15 PM
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Sleigh ride.
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post Dec 29 2019, 02:04 PM
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The poll has tightened up over Xmas! ohmy.gif
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