Well, of course the Spice Girls needed a greatest-hits album. They'd need one even if they weren't reuniting for a world tour that is as heavily hyped if not as anticipated as Led Zeppelin's (which of course is just a one-time shot, right?), as they were a singles-oriented group without a singles album in their catalog. And so, 2007's Greatest Hits, which has everything you know plus a few songs you don't and no left-field choices (if you were hoping that "Bumper to Bumper" would gain its rightful place as one of their finest, you're out of luck!). The songs have aged exactly as you thought they might: "Wannabe" is still too familiar, "2 Become 1" too drippy, "Spice Up Your Life" plain ridiculous, but "Say You'll Be There" is still sexy, "Stop" is as awesome a slice of obligatory British Tamla/Motown as you'll get, and "Goodbye" is actually a pretty good finale, while the rest is forgettable, as are the two new songs, the sleepy "Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)" -- which isn't as self-referential or clever as its title suggests -- and the peppy "Voodoo." But music was always secondary to the Spice Girls' girl power image: they had enough great singles to be huge for a couple years but not enough to be more than a quicksilver pop culture phenomenon and that brief moment in time is documented better on this Greatest Hits than any of their three albums. [Like any big-budget release in the late 2000s, Greatest Hits was available in a variety of formats all over the world upon the time of its release. First, the set was available in three incarnations in the U.K. and Europe: as a single CD, as a set including a DVD with all their videos -- which, frankly, is as tempting a collection as the CD, if not more -- then a box set containing those two discs, plus a karaoke CD and a disc of remixes. In the U.S., this Greatest Hits was initially available only at Victoria's Secret, then was available at other retailers in early 2008.]
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Performance CreditsSpice Girls Primary Artist
Technical CreditsAndy Bradfield Producer
Matt Rowe Composer,Producer
Rodney Jerkins Composer,Producer
Spice Girls Composer
Clifford Lane Composer
Fred Jenkins Composer
LaShawn Daniels Composer
Emma Bunton Composer
Melanie Jayne Chisholm Composer
Mary Wood Composer
Victoria Beckham Composer
Simon Fuller Management
Richard "Biff" Stannard Composer,Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This CD, Spice Girls is a british group of girls including Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Halliwell.They sing many great songs like,wannabe,2 become 1,stop, mamma, and say you'll be there. These are great songs that get you singing along as they play.There songs are great and very energetic.There songs are written good and sang good.
this cd is great my favorite song is 2 become 1 its so romantic this is the best spice girls cd ever!
This a MUST HAVE for every Spice Girl Fan! Classic songs with two great new songs. I'm constantly playing Voodoo in my car. This has been an amazing come back/reunion and I'm glad I get to experience it. All the right songs for one fabulous album.
If you like spice girls then I recommend their greatest hits CD !!!! It's a must for all spice girl fans !!! This CD makes me so happy ! Whenever I listen to it I want to wear pink !!!! and put on a cute hat that expresses the " girly " side of me!!!!