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.
Emma Bunton’s ‘60s-inspired reinvention with ‘Free Me’ proved to be a stroke of genius as she launched her second album campaign.
‘Mama’ is rarely cited as a top Spice Girls track, but that doesn’t stop it being a genuinely lovely (and well-timed) tribute.
‘We’re Not Gonna Sleep Tonight’ was remixed into a Latin-tinged uptempo. But did this girl power anthem sound a bit too familiar?
‘I Want You Back’ was a watershed moment for the Spice Girls as Melanie B became the first to break rank and release a solo single.
Just when it looked like Emma Bunton couldn’t put a foot wrong with her second album, along came an unexpectedly divisive fourth single.
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…