I realised recently that my journey to work takes exactly the same length of time as an iPod playlist made up of the Spice Girls’ greatest hits + / – some.
I had to ditch ‘Let Love Lead The Way’ and ‘Friendship Never Ends’ on the grounds that they are pure pish and I actually pretend that they never happened.
I replaced them with ‘Move Over’ and ‘Step To Me’ from the Pepsi era but we will get to that magical Pepsi era later.
In honour of this life changing revelation here are those greatest hits + / – some.
Swing it… Shake it… Move it… Make it…Let’s begin!
Release Date: 8th July 1996
The one that started it all…
“Say You’ll Be There“
Release Date: 14th October 1996
The one where they frolicked in the desert…
“2 Become 1“
Release Date: 16th December 1996
The first Spice Girls Christmas Number 1…
“Who Do You Think You Are“
Release Date: 3rd March 1997
The Comic Relief charity single…
Which led to Geri’s famous dress at the Brit Awards…
And a collaboration with the Sugar Lumps…
Here is the full length video for ‘Who Do You Think You Are’!
Release Date: 3rd March 1997
Awww… The one about their mums… Awww…
“Spice Up Your Life“
Release Date: 13th October 1997
The one that knocked Elton John’s ‘Candle In The Wind’ off Number 1 only to be knocked off Number 1 by ‘Barbie Girl’…
(1997 was a weird and amazing time for pop music…)
Release Date: 15th December 1997
The one where they dressed up like films or… something…
Release Date: NEVER!
The one that should have been a single but instead you could get through some crazy promo thing that no one could really figure out OR you could just listen to on the Spice World album…
They used this in the Pepsi advert.
I love it.
Remember when they went all Pepsi?
Remember the cans? With the pink ring pulls?
These fucking ring pulls?
If you convinced your mum to buy you 25 cans of Pepsi in order to collect 25 pink ring pulls you could send away for the Holy Grail of Spice…
“Step To Me“
Release Date: 25 Ring Pulls Later in 1997
And you got it through the post!!!
And you were like I HAVE THE SONG FROM THE PEPSI ADVERT!!!!
And then you threw it in your CD player and listened and went…
THIS IS NOT THE SONG FROM THE ADVERT!!!!!!!!
25 ring pulls and 25 cans of gut rot for this…
Release Date: 9th March 1998
The one that didn’t get to Number 1 thanks to Run DMC…
Release Date: 20th July 1998
The one when Geri left…
This video is like a giant Kinder Egg Nightmare.
Release Date: 14th December 1998
The first one without Geri…
This song is so unbelievably over-emotional, schmaltzy and dull you may actually forget that they really were a pop phenomenon who actually created a literal Spice World.
Release Date: 23rd October 2000
The big comeback single that was… R&B?!
It’s not that it was bad…
It just wasn’t…
IT WASNT’T THE SAME WITHOUT GINGER SPICE!!!!!!!!!
So there we have it: a list of Spice Girls songs that in their entirety last the same amount of time as my journey to work.
It’s nice to reminisce.