From The Vault: Spice Girls – ‘Mama’

Published: Sunday 12th May 2019 by Joe

With only a few weeks to go before their big return, what better time than the present to salute the legacy of the Spice Girls with a more than fitting tune.

In honor of Mother’s Day, we pay homage with the heartfelt ‘Mama’ by one of the world’s most renown bands.

Unleashed alongside disco number ‘Who Do You Think You Are’  in 1997 as a double A-side, ‘Mama’ and its companion were serviced as the final offerings from the group’s record-breaking debut ‘Spice.’ And just like their predecessors, the release went straight to #1 on the UK chart.

The set was their fourth consecutive effort to reach the summit of the coveted count; more broadly, it peaked at #3 on the European Hot 100 and peaked at #13 in Australia.


Written by the Girls alongside Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard, the melodic number celebrates how becoming an adult helped the ladies have a whole new perspective on  motherly love. The concept of the track was born when Mel B was experiencing a “bad phase” with her mother.

The song’s accompanying visual came courtesy of duo BigTV, and saw the five components of Spice singing to not only an audience of children but also their very own mothers.

Later this month, the Spice Girls will pick up exactly where they left off over a decade ago. We can only hope that, like their catalogue, the squad haven’t lost their viva.

In the here and now, we take this opportunity to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all!

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  1. del May 13, 2019

    Those girls broke so many records in there hey day and yet no girl group from the UK have yet to top the billboard chart since them sell over 20 million from one album plus this double a side sold over 230,000 in its first week something that is rare for a fourth single released from one album

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