Toggle navigation

#gerihalliwell54,944 POSTS

Post Content
User Image siriusxm Posted: Feb 23, 2018 2:01 AM (UTC)

4 Normal
User Image nostalgicscenes Posted: Feb 23, 2018 1:02 AM (UTC)

3 Normal
Geri Halliwell a.k.a Ginger Spice on the set of the “Say You’ll be There” music video.
User Image insert_clever_name_here___ Posted: Feb 23, 2018 12:13 AM (UTC)

0 Normal
@musicflashbacks - February 22, 1997 - The Spice Girls started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Wannabe', the first UK act to score a No.1 for over 18 months. It was taken from their debut album, Spice.

Written and composed by the group members in collaboration with Matt Rowe and Richard "Biffco" Stannard during the group's first professional songwriting session, it was produced by Rowe and Stannard for the group's debut album, Spice, released in November 1996. The song was written, composed, and recorded very quickly; but the result was considered lackluster by their label, and was sent to be mixed by Dave Way. The group was not pleased with the result, and the recording was mixed again, this time by Mark "Spike" Stent.

Wannabe was written in thirty minutes—mainly because the group had written parts of the song beforehand—in what Mel Brown describes as a "sudden creative frenzy". During the session, Brown and Bunton came up with the idea of including a rap near the end of the song. At this point the group got very motivated, and incorporated the word "zigazig-ha" into the lyrics.

The music video for "Wannabe" was the first for director Johan Camitz. Camitz was hired on recommendation of manager Simon Fuller because of his commercials for Volkswagen, Diesel, and Nike. His original concept for the video was a one-take shoot of the group arriving at an exotic building in Barcelona, taking over the place, and running a riot—the same way they did when they were looking for a manager and a record company. A few days before the shoot on 19 April 1996, Camitz was unable to get permission to use the building, and the shoot was relocated to the Midland Grand Hotel in St Pancras, London.

By March 1997, "Wannabe" had topped the charts in 31 nations.

#spicegirls #thisdayinmusic #1990s #1997 #Wannabe #Spice #victoriabeckham #melb #emmabunton #melaniec #gerihalliwell #instamusic #pop #dance #picplaypost @picplaypost #MattRowe #RichardStannard #musichistory #memorylane #JohanCamitz