One are legends in Pop, while the other is one of the genre’s most promising prospects. Hence, it made for an intriguing watch to see the Spice Girls and Rita Ora on the same couch on Channel 4′s Alan Carr: Chatty Man this week.
Watch below as the ladies reflect on careers, performances, and projects with the ever-humorous Carr below…
As previously reported, as the grandest of sports spectacles Olympic Games (2012) drew to a close, it was only fitting that its Closing Ceremony brought out the grandest girlband of all – the Spice Girls.
That’s right - Ginger, Scary, Sporty, Baby and Posh rocked the house with rousing renditions of two of their greatest hits. What better way to spice up your night than a trip down ‘Girl Power’ memory lane?
Cop a gander at Brit Pop force the Spice Girls, reportedly in rehearsals for tomorrow evening’s Olympic Closing Ceremony.
Snapped in action hours ago, the ‘Spice Up Your Life‘ singers attracted a crowd and paparazzi as they readied their heavily anticipated reunion, believed to see them perform a medley of their greatest hits.
They may have gone ghost from Pop charts, but still the girl groups of yesterday have provided an irreplaceable soundtrack to most of our lives by ushering in decades of hits. The absence of such would unquestionably place a void on modern Pop music. As emphasized by a previous precis, while charts lay devoid of a diva syndicate, the offerings of The Supremes, Destiny’s Child, and TLC are just a burning reminder of a time when girls really did run the world.
So, in an effort to pay homage and also remind future successors of the big stilettos they have to fill, That Grape Juice has compiled a list of the greatest girl groups to ever grace a stage. And, in constant quest of the thoughts of you – TGJ faithful – we’ve once against requested your input on the matter.
Who’s the greatest girl group to ever it? Was it the sass and class of DC3 or the harmony of En Vogue? The classic style of The Supremes or the crazy, sexy, cool combo of TLC?
This week’s From The Vault video comes courtesy of the Spice Girls.
Released in October 2000 as the first single from ‘Forever’ their first and final album as a quartet (following the departure of ‘Ginger Spice’ Geri Halliwell), ‘Holler’ was yet another #1 UK hit for the ladies.
It, however, never reached the doors of the Billboard Hot 100, which was a first for a Spice single.
‘Holler’ and the ‘Forever’ era, more wholly, represented a double-edged sword of sorts for the Girl Power ambassadors. For, though the material was qualitatively superior to prior releases, the appealing campiness and “care-free” of their heyday had been replaced by a glossier, sexier image and a less adventurous sound.
In the eyes of many, this safer approach was that since their last chart assault in 98, the industry had drastically changed, slowly turning its back to Pop-bands, while opening itself to Urban music.
Still, few can deny that the four remaining members did delivered a stellar addition to their catalogue with the Darkchild produced cut. Its accompanying video, which boasted a Four Elements-theme, was directed by Jake Nava – and saw Mel B in particular dripping all sorts of swagu.
No matter what the worldwide charts say, ‘Holler’ stands as one of the greatest offerings from one of Pop’s greatest groups of all time.
With confirmation from Scary Spice this week that a brief reunion is in the pipeline for the Spice Moms, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the “female-band”. From X Factor winners Litte Mix, to the return of the original Sugababes, could the second wave of ‘Girl Power’ be nigh? Time will tell.
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