After their global chart success and becoming a phenomenon with their debut album “Spice”, the Spice Girls quickly released a follow-up which was called “Spiceworld“. It was also named for their movie. The album as usual had pop songs which most were danceable, and slight touch of R&B. It became a globally successful album again when it was reported that it sold 20 million.
Spice Up Your Life
“Spice Up Your Life” was released as the lead single of the album. It is a dance pop track with latin influence on it. The music video is very notable for its futuristic setting which reminds you of Pulp Fiction. It is one of the best music videos around at that time. The song talks about the phenomenon the girls experienced and convincing everyone to spice up their life. It was a global hit song charting at top 5 in most countries. While in United States, it reached number 18.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10
“Too Much” was the second single from “Spiceworld”. The track is a beautiful ballad infused with classic R&B sound on it. In the music video, snippets from their movie “Spiceworld” was shown, but the alternate version it didn’t. The song became a hit again when it reached top 10 in several territories. It reached number 1 UK, their 6th consecutive there. It was their last top 10 hit in US.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10
“Stop” was the third official single off “Spiceworld”. The song is a dance pop track which is notable for its Motown influence, and also a simmilaritu with Boyzone’s “Picture of You”. It is a good track and its music video was very simple. The song became their first single to miss number 1 of UK charts but it was still a worldwide hit reaching number 1 and top 10 in some territories. It was a number 16 hit in the US.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10
“Viva Forever” was the final single from Spice Girls’ second album “Spiceworld”. It is a beautiful ballad perfectly made as the last single of an album. Again, it was a global hit reaching top 10. It was their 7th number 1 hit in United Kingdom.
Rate: 9.0 out of 10
Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
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