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We have ranked the top pop songs that have charted over the past 50+ years on The ARC Weekly Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100, and come up with
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  • Spice Girls Info PageMEMBERS: Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) ~ Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) ~ Victoria Adams Beckham (Posh Spice) ~ Melanie Brown (Scary Spice) ~ Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice) (left in 1998)
  • BIGGEST POP SINGLE: "Wannabe" (1997)
  • BIGGEST LP: Spice (1997)
  • GRAMMY AWARDS: 0
  • VH1: '100 Sexiest Artists': 75
  • "...pop music is about fantasy, escaping from the real world... we do things in a tongue-in-cheek way..." - Geri Halliwell, Spice Girls

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TIMELINE

  • Spice Girls The Spice Girls were the latest British imports to take the U.S. and the world by storm in 1997. The Spice Girls consist of: Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Victoria Adams, and Melanie Chisholm, but you may know them as Ginger (not Sexy) Spice, Scary Spice, Baby Spice, Posh Spice, and Sporty Spice. After dominating the charts in Britain, the Spice Girls decided to dominate the world in 1997. With the intensity of New Kids On The Block and the intrigue of Milli Vanilli, the Spice Girls became one of the most loved and most hated new pop sensations. The Spice Girls formed when 4 of them responded to an advertisement looking for 5 "lively girls" for a musical group ("R. U. 18-23 with the ability to sing/dance? R.U. streetwise, outgoing, ambitious, and dedicated?"). 5 girls were selected and formed into a band called Touch. Soon after, a member named Michelle had to quit for family and personal reasons. This allowed the 5th member (Emma) to join the group. The name was then changed to the Spice Girls (to avoid a conflict with a US rapper named 'Spice'), and they split with the managers who had joined them as a group. The girls spent 2 years looking for a record contract that would allow them equal status in the group (and not with one defined leader).
  • Spice GirlsEventually, the Spice Girls found a manager, signed with Virgin Records, and collaborated on songs. The Spice Girls have made it a routine to express their feminism with their "Girl Power." Striking their independence while having fun with their success, the Spice Girls often laugh at their critics and keep singing and dancing while they are young and in demand. Before the fame, and even before hooking up as a group, some of the Spice Girls were already making career moves. Melanie Brown (Mel B), the one with the pierced tongue often displayed to photographers, appeared on a British soap opera. Emma Bunton was a child model and continues this vein with her "sweet and innocent," often pig-tailed persona. Geri Halliwell was a model (including nudes) and aerobics instructor. Victoria Adams, the one who doesn't smile, hails from a very wealthy family. Melanie Chisholm (Mel C) is most notably the most athletic member of the group and was once a ballet dancer and session singer.

1972...

  • Spice Girls - "Mama / Who Do You Think You Are" (Single)August 6: Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice) was born.

1974....

  • Spice Girls - "Viva Forever" (Single)January 12: Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) was born.
  • April 17: Victoria Adams (Posh Spice) was born.

1975....

  • Spice Girls - "Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)" (Single)May 29: Melanie Brown (Mel B) was born.

1976....

1995....

  • September: The Spice Girls signed with Virgin Records.
  • October 14: The Spice Girls got their first taste of public outcry and tabloid coverage when they were deemed as too inappropriate (climbing a statue at a photo opportunity) at a race meeting at Kempton Park.

1996....

  • Spice Girls - 'Spice'June 6: The Spice Girls released their first single: "Wannabe." Mel C stated: "It was recorded in under an hour."
  • July 19: The Spice Girls made their UK TV debut performing on Top Of The Pops.
  • July 21: The Spice Girls topped the UK singles chart for 7 weeks with "Wannabe." The single also topped the charts in over 30 countries.
  • November 4: The Spice Girls released their debut LP Spice (available for download at iTunes and Amazon.mp3).
  • November 16: The Spice Girls topped the UK LP chart for 15 non-consecutive weeks with Spice. The LP also topped the album charts in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Holland, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and Sweden, and went Top 10 in Australia, Finland, France, Germany, and Switzerland.
  • Spice Girls - 'Spiceworld'November 4: The Spice Girls released Spiceworld (available for download at iTunes and Amazon.mp3).
  • November 6: The Spice Girls dropped their manager, Simon Fuller.
  • November 16: The Spice Girls topped the UK LP chart for 3 non-consecutive weeks with Spiceworld. The LP also topped the album charts in Austria, Finland, Holland, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, and Norway, and went Top 10 in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and the US.
  • November 29: The Spice Girls hit the Top 10 with "Spice Up Your Life."
  • December 21: The Spice Girls topped the UK singles chart for 3 weeks with "Too Much."
  • December 31: Spice was the biggest-selling LP of the year with sales totaling 5.3 million in the U.S.
  • December 31: The Spice Girls topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Pop Artist - Duo/Group (singles & albums), Top New Pop Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (Spice), Top Billboard 200 Album Artist - Duo/Group, and Top Hot 100 Singles Artist - Duos/Group.
  • February 8: The Spice Girls won a Brit Award for Best Selling British Album Act.
  • Spice Girls - "Stop" (Single)May 16: The Spice Girls hit ARC Weekly Top 40 with "Stop."
  • May 31: Geri Halliwell confirmed that she was leaving the group due to differences with the other 4 girls. Halliwell stated: "Sadly, I would like to confirm I have left the Spice Girls... this is because of differences between us. I am sure the group will continue to be successful and I wish them all the best." The remaining Spice Girls also issued a statement: "We are upset and saddened by Geri's departure but we are very supportive in whatever she wants to do. The Spice Girls are here to stay. See you at the stadiums... friendship never ends." Posh Spice later said: "If Geri walked through the door now we would all be like 'Hello.' It would be like friends meeting up. It's not nasty, we've all said that. We all love each other and we all love Geri."
  • Spice GirlsJuly 26: The Spice Girls topped the UK singles chart for 2 weeks with "Viva Forever."

1999....

Geri Halliwell - Schizophonic Melanie C - Northern Star Emma Bunton - A Girl Like Me Geri Halliwell - Scream If You Want To Go Faster Melanie B - Hot

2000...

  • March 3: The Spice Girls were honored at the Brit Awards with the Outstanding Contribution recognition.
  • October 29: The Spice Girls topped the UK singles chart for 1 week with "Holler / Let Love Lead The Way" - which made them the first all-female group to have 9 #1 singles in the UK.
  • Spice Girls - 'Forever'November 6: The Spice Girls released Forever (available for download at iTunes and Amazon.mp3). The LP hit the Top 10 in Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, and the UK.
  • November 20: Mel C announced she was leaving the group. She told Reuters: "I'll always be a Spice Girl. I don't intend to do any more work with the Spice Girls .... Really, I've not been comfortable being in the Spice Girls for probably the last 2 years. It doesn't really feel that natural to me anymore. I've grown up and I just feel that I want to do things my own way and not compromise... We were such a huge phenomenon, and there's not really anywhere else to go with that. It was a question of sacrificing our lives and trying to maintain the success, or just being honest with ourselves. We've all been very honest and we all wanted to pursue solo careers.''

2007....

  • June 28: The Spice Girls announced they were reforming for a world tour beginning later in the year with all 5 members and former manager, Simon Fuller.
  • Spice Girls - 'Greatest Hits'November 13: The Spice Girls released Greatest Hits (available for download at iTunes and Amazon.mp3). The LP topped the album charts in Australia, and hit the Top 10 in Argentina, Brazil, Greece, Ireland, and the UK.

2008...

  • February 2: The Spice Girls announced they were cutting their world tour short ending it by the end of the month and cancelling shows in China, South Africa, Australia, and Argentina. The reason was given as "family and personal commitments."

Melanie C - Reason Emma Bunton - Free Me Melanie C - Beautiful Intentions Victoria Beckham LP (Import) Geri Halliwell - Passion

2012...

  • August 12: The Spice Girls came together to perform at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in London.

LP DISCOGRAPHY

Spice Girls - 'Spice'
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Spice

Released: November 4, 1996
US: 7x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1 (for 5 weeks)
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Wannabe" - "Say You'll Be There" - "2 Become 1" - "Love Thing" - "Last Time Lover" - "Mama" - "Who Do You Think You Are" - "Something Kinda Funny" - "Naked" - "If U Can't Dance"
(also available on
vinyl)

Spice Girls - 'Spiceworld'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Spiceworld

Released: November 4, 1997
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: 3
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Spice Up Your Life" - "Stop" - "Too Much" - "Saturday Night Divas" - "Never Give Up On The Good Times" - "Move Over" - "Do It" - "Denying" - "Viva Forever" - "The Lady Is A Vamp"
(also available on
vinyl)

Spice Girls - 'Forever'
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Forever

Released: November 6, 2000
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 39
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: C
Tracks: "Holler" - "Tell Me Why" - "Let Love Lead The Way" - "Right Back At Ya" - "Groove With Me" - "Wasting My Time" - "Weekend Love" - "Time Goes By" - "If You Wanna Have Some Fun" - "Oxygen" - "Goodbye"

Spice Girls - 'Greatest Hits'
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Greatest Hits

Released: November 13, 2007
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 93
Tracks: "Wannabe" - "Say You'll Be There" - "2 Become 1" - "Mama" - "Who Do You Think You Are" - "Move Over" - "Spice Up Your Life" - "Too Much" - "Stop" - "Viva Forever" - "Let Love Lead The Way" - "Holler" - "Headlines (Friendship Never Ends) - "Voodoo" - "Goodbye"


POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
[based on RockOnTheNet's The ARC Weekly Top 40

 
1 Wannabe

from the LP
Spice
ARC chart run: 34 - 17 - 11 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 10 - 19 - 27 - 38 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 8
RIAA Certification: Platinum
MTV VMA Winner: Best Dance Video
VH1: '100 Greatest Songs of the 90's': # 33
1(3) 18 1997 Spice Girls - "Wannabe" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 Say You'll Be There

from the LP
Spice
ARC chart run: 38 - 28 - 20 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 7 - 14 - 24 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 18
RIAA Certification: Gold
Billboard #1: Hot 100, Hot 100 Sales, Rhythmic Top 40
MTV VMA Nominee: Viewer's Choice
1(3) 16 1997 Spice Girls - "Say You'll Be There" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 2 Become 1

from the LP
Spice
ARC chart run: 29 - 21 - 15 - 11 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 4 - 7 - 13 - 20 - 31 -off
Year-End Chart Position: # 33
RIAA Certification: Gold
2 14 1997 Spice Girls - "2 Become 1" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 Spice Up Your Life

from the LP
Spiceworld
ARC chart run: 34 - 24 - 17 - 14 - 11 - 10 - 8 - 15 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 93
RIAA Certification: Gold
8 9 1997 Spice Girls - "Spice Up Your Life" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 Too Much

from the LP
Spiceworld
ARC chart run: 35 - 28 - 19 - 14 - 11 - 10 - 9 - 13 - 21 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 91
9 10 1998 Spice Girls - "Too Much" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 Stop

from the LP
Spiceworld
ARC chart run: 40 - 36 - 32 - 29 - 25 - 19 - 17 - 26 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 121
17 8 1998 Spice Girls - "Stop" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 Holler

from the LP
Forever
ARC chart run: 38 - 35 - 31 - 29 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 173
29 4 2000 Spice Girls - "Holler / Let Love Lead The Way" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
8 Goodbye

from the LP
Forever
ARC chart run: 38 - 31 - 27 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 173
RIAA Certification: Gold
27 4 1999 Spice Girls - "Goodbye" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
  Mama

from the LP
Spice
** ** 1998 Spice Girls - "Mama / Who Do You Think You Are" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Viva Forever

from the LP
Spiceworld
** ** 1998 Spice Girls - "Viva Forever" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)

from the LP
Greatest Hits
** ** 2007 Spice Girls - "Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
Note: Song title and position links lead you to the song's ARC Weekly Top 40 chart run, LP links take you to Amazon.com for that LP's info (often including track listings and track samples), and single cover art takes you to Amazon.com for that CD single (if available). Songs charting prior to 1980 have information from Billboard magazine.
 


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