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Spice doesn't need to be original to be entertaining, nor do the Spice Girls need to be good singers. It just has to be executed well, and the innocuous dance-pop of Spice is infectious. None of the Girls have great voices, but they do exude personality and charisma, which is what drives bouncy dance-pop like "Wannabe," with its ridiculous "zig-a-zig-ahhh" hook, into pure pop guilty pleasure. What is surprising is how the sultry soul of "Say You'll Be There" is more than just a guilty pleasure, and how ballads like "2 Become 1" are perfect adult contemporary confections. The rest of the album isn't quite as catchy as those first three singles, but it is still irresistible, immaculately crafted pop that gets by on the skills of the producer and the charisma of the five Spices. Sure, the last half of the album is forgettable, but it sounds good while it's on, which is the key to a good dance-pop record.
|Label:||Virgin Records Us|
Performance CreditsSpice Girls Primary Artist
Judd Lander Harmonica
Matt Rowe Keyboards
Eric Gooden Background Vocals
Geri Halliwell Vocals
Mary Pearce Background Vocals
Greg Lester Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Tony Ward Cello
Jackie Drew Violin
Melanie B. Vocals
Melanie C Vocals
Victoria Adams Vocals
Emma Bunton Vocals
Absolute Multi Instruments
Perry Montague-Mason Leader
Richard "Biff" Stannard Keyboards,Background Vocals
Technical CreditsWalter "Junie" Morrison Composer
Kim Wilson Composer
Jimmy Castor Composer
Craig Armstrong Arranger
Bootsy Collins Composer
Andy Bradfield Producer
George Clinton Composer
Pete Davis Programming
Eliot Kennedy Composer
Matt Rowe Composer,Programming,Producer
Dave Stewart Composer
Jon B. Composer
Adrian Bushby Engineer
Jeremy Wheatley Engineer
Spice Girls Composer,Contributor
Wilson & His Combo Composer
Paul Waller Programming
Mark Beswick Arranger
Geri Halliwell Contributor
Dave Way Programming
Victoria Adams Contributor
Richard "Biff" Stannard Composer,Programming,Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Spice Girls music is sexy, fun and energizing. I bought this CD and Spice World together. Have never tired of either. Wannabe, Love Thing, If You Can't Dance, Who Do You Think You Are, and Last Time Lover are my favorites. The whole CD is great.
The spice girls rock.
Spice is a great cd to listen to. My favorite song is wannabe. It really gets u in the mood. I also like say you'll be there. I have heard better though. It's one of those cds that only has a couple good songs. After track 3 (2 become 1) there is not much else that is good. 2 become 1, who do u think u r, and if u can't dance are ok. Just ok. I think love thing, last time lover, mamma, something kinda funny, and naked r pretty dumb songs. I own 2 spice girl cds (spice and spice world) and if u want my honest opinion spice world is a better cd. But it's your money. I would buy a single instead of the cd! Less than half the songs r good. Like I said there r only 2 songs that I really like. Emma,Geri,and both Melanies have good voices. Victoria almost never has a solo. I like their music (ecspecially on spice world) because u can dance 2 it. I do not think you'll be dissapointed if u just buy the single. Wannabe really is crazy. It cheers u up. It's fun to sing and dance to. The lyrics r great: if u wanna be my lover, u gotta get with my friends, make it last forever friendship never ends. If u wanna be my lover u have got 2 give, takin' is to easy but that's the way it is. Say you'll be there is a bit more serious but still has lyrics with good meanings. So you've heard my opinion. But anyway, SPICE GIRLS ROCK ON!
Spice Girls started with real good album. There ain't no bad tracks in this album! All of them are classics! Recommended tracks: Say You'll Be There, Who Do You Think You Are, Wannabe, Mama, Love Thing
I have this Cd It's really cool It has some nice songs Wannabe Say You'll Be There 2 become 1 Last time love My favorite song is 2 become 1 i love that song its so romantic This Spice girls album is nice
I absolutely LOVE this CD !!! when I'm feeling down it brings me back up ! and it's Perfect if you're in a " GIRLY MOOD" !!! the pop sound in the songs is REALLY " COOL" I recommend it !
you put five untalented people, bad lyrics, and horrible vocal and you'll get the spice girls
The Spice Girls represent complete and total girl power!(Although boys will like them, too!) My favorite songs were Wannabe, Say you'll Be there, and If U Can't Dance. The whole album is great, though, and perfect to dance to!Whether you've heard them before or not, you've gotta check out this CD!!!
I love 90's music, and this satisfied my cravings for just that. I lost this CD though, so I'm gonna buy it again. I recommend it to fans of 90's music! Spice Girlz be awesome!
The spice girls are the best CD ever!!!
who even listens to the spice girls anymore? when the hell was the last time they had a new album? they are has beens. they had their 15 minutes of fame. kudos to geri halliwell for posing in playboy.
This CD gives me energy and courage. It stimulates my brain and opens my eyes to the positive moments in life. They are so inspirational and i hopr that they affect your soul as they have affected mine. The Spice Girls are good to listen to for any age and that why I am so fond of them. They preach good for morals for girls of all ages they are all about having fun they understand that friends are more important than your job or someting like that. They love their fan and try to keep in touch with them. GIRL POWER!