SPICE GIRLS - "SPICE" 1996

SPICE GIRLS



"SPICE"

1996


WANNABE - The opening track and debut single by the girls.  A mega hit all over the globe and introduced "girl power" to the masses.  An almost Motown Dance Pop feel interspersed with rapping segments it paved the way for numerous girl acts throughout the 90s and beyond.  Ironically not my favourite "Spice" song I think they have made better tracks.

SAY YOU'LL BE THERE - One of my favourite tracks by the girl and the video allowed the girls to glam up "superhero" scenarios.  An Electronic backing track with a Motown/R n' B style make this a memorable song with a touch of a harmonica solo as well.

2 BECOME 1 - A lush, sophisticated Pop ballad that became a Christmas Number One despite the lyrics talking about two lovers bonding and the importance of using contraception.  Really lovely song and a Spice gem.

LOVE THING - The first non-single to appear on this album.  Its pretty much a teen orientated Dance track, nothing too special or unique, similar to groups like S Club Seven.  Not remarkable and a disappointment after the first three mega tracks.

LAST TIME LOVER -  A funky R n' B track that fails to gain impetus.  Its slow, laid back tempo just doesn't grab you.  A kind of TLC or Mis-Teeq track that they probably would have left behind.

MAMA - Mama is an accomplished, well produced Pop ballad that talks about the relationships between girls and their mothers.  Its sweet, emotive, melancholic and perfect Pop.  

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE - A great Disco Funk Pop track.  One of the girls' best songs in the usual uptempo, quirky, brash style they brought us with "Wannabe".

SOMETHING KINDA FUNNY - This is smooth R n' B slow Disco, a really nice chill out song.

NAKED - Atmospheric slow R n' B jam, with various effects thrown in.  A nice enough track but not one of their best.

IF U CAN'T DANCE - A funky Dance track which gives the chance to Mel B to sing in her native Northern accent and Geri to explore her Spanish roots.  It has a little of everything which kind of encompasses what Spice Girls and the album is all about.




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