‘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.
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Spice Girls – Too Much
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
Geri Halliwell – Ride It
Geri Halliwell’s comeback was three years in the making, but was there still room in the charts for a song like ‘Ride It’?
Melanie C – Northern Star
In stark contrast to Melanie C’s debut single, ‘Northern Star’ – the title track of her album – was a beautiful, introspective ballad.
Billie – Girlfriend
‘Girlfriend’ earned Billie her second #1 single, though that was little surprise when it stuck so closely to the formula of her debut.
Stacie Orrico – I’m Not Missing You
Despite the protestations of her comeback single, Stacie Orrico’s comeback was long overdue following a two-year hiatus.
Spice Girls – Wannabe
In just under three minutes, the Spice Girls changed the face of pop music forever with their debut single.
Melanie B – Lullaby
Melanie B’s tender ode to her daughter allegedly came with an ultimatum from Virgin Records: it had to reach the top five, or else!
Emma Bunton – Free Me
Emma Bunton’s ‘60s-inspired reinvention with ‘Free Me’ proved to be a stroke of genius as she launched her second album campaign.
Janet Jackson – Just A Little While
Virgin Records sprang into action when ‘Just A Little While’ leaked ahead of its release. Still, things couldn’t get any worse…right?
Spice Girls – Mama
‘Mama’ is rarely cited as a top Spice Girls track, but that doesn’t stop it being a genuinely lovely (and well-timed) tribute.
Lene Marlin – Where I’m Headed
The final single from Lene Marlin’s debut album is another journey into the depths of a complex, talented teenage mind.