With a radical overhaul of her image and sound, Melanie C rejected convention in every way as she launched her solo career proper.
‘Stop’ is still broadly defined by being the first Spice Girls song not to reach #1, but there’s so much more to it than that.
With sponsorship deals galore, plus a movie and video game in the pipeline, there was no stopping the Spice Girls as they claimed a second Christmas #1
In stark contrast to Melanie C’s debut single, ‘Northern Star’ – the title track of her album – was a beautiful, introspective ballad.
In just under three minutes, the Spice Girls changed the face of pop music forever with their debut single.
‘Mama’ is rarely cited as a top Spice Girls track, but that doesn’t stop it being a genuinely lovely (and well-timed) tribute.
While not strictly the lead single, ‘Scream If You Wanna Go Faster’ felt a proper introduction to Geri Halliwell’s second album.
The Spice Girls’ ‘Goodbye’ was a tribute not just to the end of a friendship, but the end of the group as we knew it.
Somewhere within the contentious ‘Forever’ project lies a very good song in ‘Holler’. If you can disassociate it from the Spice Girls…
With the newly-remixed ‘I Turn To You’, Melanie C set her sights on conquering the clubs with a single that was so on-trend, it couldn’t possibly fail.
The summer of 1997 saw Spice Girls fans eagerly guzzling 6½ litres of Pepsi to obtain the exclusive promotional single ‘Step To Me’.
‘Let Love Lead The Way’ is a worthy addition to the Spice Girls’ catalogue, albeit one perhaps best enjoyed out of context.