Over the decades, there have been plenty of girl groups that wrangled the public’s attention. The Supremes or Diana Ross & the Supremes as they were known in the waning years of the 60s were the reigning queens out of a multitude of girl groups. The 70s were a decade of obsolescence for the girls, while the 80s began the uptick with Bananarama, Expose, the Go-Gos, and the Bangles.
Once the 90s rolled around, girl groups were all the fashion with massively successful SWV, En Vogue, TLC, and Salt ‘n’ Pepa taking up the girl group rap mantle.
However, the most successful girl group of that decade was the Spice Girls. The original lineup consisted of Melanie Brown/Mel B.“Scary Spice,” Melanie Chisholm/Melanie C.“Sporty Spice,” Emma Bunton “Baby Spice,” Geri Halliwell “Ginger Spice,” and Victoria Beckham “Posh Spice.” The marketing of individual personalities in the form of spice, with each reflecting a different type of woman, was pure marketing genius.
In 1996, the brand (yes, it was a brand) became a global phenomenon with their debut single Wannabe, which reached number one in 37 countries. The Spice Girls went on to sell 80 million records worldwide and had a global franchise worth $500-800 million between 1996-1998.
In May 1998, Geri Halliwell announced her departure from the group citing “differences” not necessarily artistic or personality differences, just “differences.” By the end of 2000, the Spice Girls announced they would be going on indefinite status, effectively breaking up.
In 2008, all five Spice Girls reunited for a greatest hits album and tour.
Spice Girls are the most successful girl group of all time and have even recently announced a reunion that includes Mel B, Baby Spice, and Geri Halliwell. With two of the original ingredients missing, this reunion feels a little flat.
The Diva Series honors all five ladies’ best work including Geri Halliwell and, Melanie C’s solo singles; arguably the most successful members as solo artists.
Let’s give it up for the ladies as Party Favorz lovingly inducts them into the Diva Hall of Fame.
Album : Spice Girls | The Diva Series
Genre : House
Year : 2016
Total Time : 1:47:04
1. Spice Up Your Life (Morales Carnival Club Mix)
2. Mi Chico Latino (Junior Vasquez Main Pass) [Geri Halliwell]
3. Tell Me Why (Thunderpuss Club Mix)
4. Never Be The Same Again (Kung Pow Remix) [Melanie C]
5. Scream If You Wanna Go Faster (Sleaze Sisters Anthem Mix)
6. Ride It (Hex Hector 12” Mix) [Geri Halliwell]
7. Wannabe (Junior Vasquez 12” Club Mix)
8. I Turn To You (Hex Hector Main Club Mix) [Melanie C]
9. 2 Become 1 (Georgie Porgie Extended Mix)
10. Who Do You Think You Are (Morales Club Mix)
11. Holler (MAW Tribal Vocal Mix)
12. Step To Me (Matthew’s Disco Steppin’ Mix)
13. Say You’ll Be There (Junior’s Main Pass)
14. It’s Raining Men (Almighty Definitive Mix) [Geri Halliwell]
15. Spice Up Your Life (Ralphi Rosario Vocal Mix)
16. Wannabe (Soul Seekerz Extended Piano Vocal)
17. We Are Family (Live)