History Music / SpiceGirls

3rd Sep '16 8:34:37 PM Blacknuz
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* FollowTheLeader: Geri's video for "It's Raining Men" is an homage to Irene Kara's "What A Feeling" from ''Film/{{Flashdance}}'', including the dancing accident when the vinyl record fails.

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* FollowTheLeader: Geri's video for "It's Raining Men" is an homage to Irene Kara's "What A a Feeling" from ''Film/{{Flashdance}}'', including the dancing accident when the vinyl record fails.



* FourElementEnsemble: Holler (Fire - Mel B, Earth - Mel C, Water - Emma, and Wind - Victoria) and "Let Love Lead The Way" (first two roles swapped with the latter two)

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* FourElementEnsemble: Holler (Fire - Mel B, Earth - Mel C, Water - Emma, and Wind - Victoria) and "Let Love Lead The the Way" (first two roles swapped with the latter two)



* RapunzelHair: Victoria in the ''Holler'' video. Especially jarring because she has a pixie cut in the simultaneous video ''Let Love Lead The Way''. Also in ''Holler'' Emma's hair is shown to be down to her waist in her water scenes while it's at its usual length for the dance scenes.

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* RapunzelHair: Victoria in the ''Holler'' video. Especially jarring because she has a pixie cut in the simultaneous video ''Let Love Lead The the Way''. Also in ''Holler'' Emma's hair is shown to be down to her waist in her water scenes while it's at its usual length for the dance scenes.
8th May '16 3:38:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* TheMusical: [[JukeboxMusical 'Viva Forever']], announced by the girls in June 2012 and being written by [[AbsolutelyFabulous Jennifer Saunders]] for a December 2012 premiere.

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* TheMusical: [[JukeboxMusical 'Viva Forever']], announced by the girls in June 2012 and being written by [[AbsolutelyFabulous [[Series/AbsolutelyFabulous Jennifer Saunders]] for a December 2012 premiere.
10th Apr '16 10:31:43 PM xxAngelFaithxx
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* WithFriendsLikeThese
10th Apr '16 10:31:20 PM xxAngelFaithxx
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* IntercourseWithYou / GettingCrapPastTheRadar: What sounds like a silly arse kicking song in childhood sounds like a sex song in adulthood. 2 Become 1, Holler, If U Can't Dance and many more. There were also two unreleased songs which attempted this (but were eventually deemed too rude) one called ''Feed Your Love'' which was allegedly about giving a blow job and another called C U Next Thursday, which if you look at [[CountryMatters first letters of each word ...]]

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* IntercourseWithYou / GettingCrapPastTheRadar: What sounds like a silly arse kicking song in childhood sounds like a sex song in adulthood. 2 adulthood; ''2 Become 1, Holler, If U Can't Dance Dance'' and many more. There were also two unreleased songs which attempted this (but (both were eventually deemed too rude) rude for airplay). The first one was called ''Feed Your Love'' which and was allegedly about giving a blow job and another the second one was called C ''C U Next Thursday, Thursday'', which if you look at [[CountryMatters first letters of each word ...]]



** It should be noted though that Victoria didn't remain in the public eye because of her music.
* KidAppealCharacter: Emma is the youngest. She's a type 2, and her nickname even plays this for laughs.

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** It should be noted though noted, though, that Victoria didn't remain in the public eye because of her music.
* KidAppealCharacter: Emma is the youngest. She's a type 2, 2 and her nickname even plays this for laughs.



* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: For some strange reason, Victoria got shoehorned into the Zoidberg part.
** Largely because the other members all had a gimmick and a unique voice - Geri with medium voice, Emma having a soft voice, Mel B having a deep voice and Mel C having a strongly accented voice, and took up most of the roles in the music. Aside from looks, Victoria's main role in the band was to fulfil the five member criteria that most manufactured pop groups had in those days.
* NewSoundAlbum: Forever introduced a very American (and hardly distinctive) sounding R&B sound which led to it not being very well received (in the collective minds of British public it has been mostly forgotten). Their previous albums had been more rooted in disco music and 90s dance music..
** To be fair the album itself was produce by Darkchild who had had a hand in making hits for groups like Destiny's Child. While certainly not bad it was not what the Spice Girls were known for (or did best) and was unsurprisingly a disappointment.
* NotSoStoic: Victoria very rarely smiled during her run with the band. In fact, she smiled so little, that any time she was caught grinning, it was almost shocking to anyone seeing it for the first time. Particularly because she has an absolutely adorable smile.

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* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: For some strange reason, Victoria got shoehorned into the Zoidberg part.
** Largely because the other members all had a gimmick and a unique voice - Geri with medium voice, Emma having a soft voice, Mel B having a deep voice and
part, although Mel C having a strongly accented voice, and took up most of the roles in the music. Aside from looks, Victoria's main role in the band was to fulfil the five member criteria that most manufactured pop groups had in those days.
sometimes fills it instead.
* NewSoundAlbum: Forever ''Forever'' introduced a very American (and hardly distinctive) sounding R&B sound sound, which led to it not being very well received (in the collective minds of British public it has been mostly forgotten). Their previous albums had been more rooted in disco music pop and 90s dance music..
music.
** To be fair the album itself ''Forever'' album, it was produce by Darkchild who had had a hand in making hits for groups like Destiny's Child. While certainly not bad ''bad'' it was not just too far removed from what fans had come to expect from the Spice Girls were known for (or did best) and and, as such, was unsurprisingly a huge disappointment.
* NotSoStoic: Victoria very rarely smiled during her run with the band. In fact, she smiled so little, little that any time she was caught grinning, it was almost shocking to anyone seeing it for the first time. Particularly because she has an absolutely adorable ''adorable'' smile.



* PowerOfFriendship: Theme of Headlines (Friendship never Ends) and one of their major messages.
* PrettyInMink: All except Geri (who has already left the group) and Music/MelanieC (who instead sported a regular white BadassLongcoat) in the "Goodbye" music video.
* RapunzelHair: Victoria in the "Holler" video. Especially jarring because she has a pixie cut in the simultaneous video "Let Love Lead The Way". Also in "Holler" Emma's hair is shown to be down to her waist in her water scenes while it's at its usual length for the dance scenes.
* RedOniBlueOni: Geri/Mel B. VS Emma/Victoria, whilst Mel C. is a purple oni.
* [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Woman]]: Melanie B who was indeed nicknamed "Scary Spice".
* SeriesFauxnale: Many, including the girls themselves, believed that "Goodbye" might be their last single. Obviously, it isn't.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Since she was "Sporty Spice" Mel C was always dressed in a very simple and tomboyish style. She was so well known for it, it's always a little strange to see her [[http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/9700000/-This-Time-promotial-photos-melanie-chisholm-9739263-1772-2360.jpg more dressed up.]]

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* PowerOfFriendship: Theme of Headlines ''Headlines (Friendship never Ends) Never Ends)'' and one of their major messages.
* PrettyInMink: All except Geri (who has already left Three of the group) and Music/MelanieC (who instead sported a regular white BadassLongcoat) remaining four in the "Goodbye" ''Goodbye'' music video.
video (Mel C is the exception).
* RapunzelHair: Victoria in the "Holler" ''Holler'' video. Especially jarring because she has a pixie cut in the simultaneous video "Let ''Let Love Lead The Way". Way''. Also in "Holler" ''Holler'' Emma's hair is shown to be down to her waist in her water scenes while it's at its usual length for the dance scenes.
* RedOniBlueOni: Geri/Mel B. B VS Emma/Victoria, whilst Mel C. C is a purple oni.
* [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Woman]]: Melanie B Mel B, who was indeed nicknamed "Scary Spice".
* SeriesFauxnale: Many, including the girls themselves, believed that "Goodbye" ''Goodbye'' might be their last single. Obviously, it isn't.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Since she was "Sporty Spice" Mel C was always dressed in a very simple and tomboyish style. She was is so well known for it, it's always a little strange to see her [[http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/9700000/-This-Time-promotial-photos-melanie-chisholm-9739263-1772-2360.jpg more dressed up.]]



* TookALevelInBadass: Mel C. went from being a cute, sporty chick who wore very little makeup comparatively to sporting a {{gold tooth}} and a nose ring, dyeing red streaks in her hair and doing backflips and karate moves on stage.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Mel C. C went from being a cute, sporty chick who wore very little makeup comparatively to sporting a {{gold tooth}} and a nose ring, dyeing red streaks in her hair and doing backflips and karate moves on stage.



* WinterRoyalLady: The girls sans Geri (who has left the group at the time) and Melanie C evokes this appearance in the "Goodbye" music video, though Victoria makes it a somewhat WomanInBlack version.

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* WinterRoyalLady: The girls sans Geri (who has left the group at the time) and Melanie C evokes evoke this appearance in the "Goodbye" ''Goodbye'' music video, though Victoria makes it a somewhat WomanInBlack version.
10th Apr '16 10:21:57 PM xxAngelFaithxx
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** Victoria stated in her autobiography that she had to be absent from the recording of an early demo tape so the lines were shared among the other girls with Victoria on backing vocals, and from then on her fate was sealed as "the one who doesn't sing."
** Victoria missed out on recording the demo for Wannabe as she was at a wedding. Victoria often sings hooks, harmonies, or one off lines until the period of their third album where she gets quite a few solo verses.
** Mel B confirmed years later that of all of them, Victoria had a serious head for business and was the one who figured out from their contracts where the money was going.



* GenkiGirl: Geri and Mel B. were very, very loud.

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* GenkiGirl: Geri and Geri. Mel B. were very, very loud.B has shades of this too.



* GirlGroup: Mentioned again because, well, ''they're'' the trope image.
* GirlishPigtails: Emma, "Then."

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* GirlGroup: Mentioned again because, well, ''they're'' ''they are'' the trope image.
* GirlishPigtails: Emma, "Then."Emma.



** According to Mel B, she and Mel C had "a few punch-ups".
* HornedHairdo: Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown occasionally had that kind of hairdo in a somewhat RuleOfCool manner.
* IconicOutfit: Geri's [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead Union Jack dress]] in the 1997 Brit Awards, Mel B.'s Leopard-skinned outfit in the "Who Do You Think You Are?" music video, Music/MelanieC's gym(?) outfit in the "Say You'll be there" music video and Emma's white fress in the "Wannabe" music video. Victoria's is hard to determine due to her CostumePorn, though she's fond of wearing black dresses.
* ImportantHaircut: Victoria chopped all of her hair off just before getting married and Geri dyed her signature fire-engine-red hair a much more muted strawberry blonde after she left the group. Victoria also dyed her hair blonde and it has been so for many years now.
** Mel C also got her hair cut short and dyed it blonde for her solo career (and the album Forever), and Mel B had her hair straightened. Mel C since grew her hair long again, albeit being more reddish brown than black. As seen in the reunion picture, they look completely different to how they used to except for Emma.

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** According to Mel B, she and Mel C had "a few punch-ups".
punch-ups". In her first autobiography Geri also alludes to Mel C and Mel B having physical "sibling scraps".
* HornedHairdo: Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown Mel B occasionally had that kind of hairdo in a somewhat RuleOfCool manner.
* IconicOutfit: Geri's [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead Union Jack dress]] in the 1997 Brit Awards, Mel B.'s Leopard-skinned outfit in the "Who Do You Think You Are?" music video, Music/MelanieC's gym(?) outfit in the "Say You'll be there" music video and Emma's white fress in the "Wannabe" music video. Victoria's is hard to determine due to her CostumePorn, though she's fond of wearing black dresses.Awards.
* ImportantHaircut: Victoria chopped all of her hair off just before getting married and Geri dyed her signature fire-engine-red hair a much more muted strawberry blonde after she left the group. Victoria also dyed her hair blonde and it has been continued to do so for many years now.
** Mel C also got her hair cut short and dyed it blonde for her solo career (and the album Forever), and Mel B had her hair straightened. Mel C since grew her hair long again, albeit being more reddish brown than black. As seen in the reunion picture, they look completely different to how they used to except for Emma.straightened.



* IntercourseWithYou / GettingCrapPastTheRadar: What sounds like a silly arse kicking song in childhood sounds like a sex song in adulthood. 2 Become 1, Holler, If U Can't Dance... and More!

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* IntercourseWithYou / GettingCrapPastTheRadar: What sounds like a silly arse kicking song in childhood sounds like a sex song in adulthood. 2 Become 1, Holler, If U Can't Dance... Dance and More!many more. There were also two unreleased songs which attempted this (but were eventually deemed too rude) one called ''Feed Your Love'' which was allegedly about giving a blow job and another called C U Next Thursday, which if you look at [[CountryMatters first letters of each word ...]]
10th Apr '16 10:14:10 PM xxAngelFaithxx
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* ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat: Especially egregious with Victoria, who seemed to turn into the one that was just meant to stand there and look pretty. Despite singing on almost every track on all three albums, she is often touted as "the one who never sings" because she ''doesn't'' a have a solo part in Wannabe (having missed the session when the song was written because she had to attend a wedding). She even parodied this perception of herself during the reunion tour when she walked the runway as a fashion model instead of singing a solo like the others. Thing is, the girl can actually sing. Check out her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsOeQCIrAhs&NR=1 audition tape]].

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* ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat: Especially egregious with Victoria, who seemed to turn into the one that was just meant to stand there and look pretty. Despite singing on almost every track on all three albums, she is often touted as "the one who never sings" because she ''doesn't'' a have a solo part in Wannabe (having Wannabe, the song which the girls perform most (she missed the session when the song was written because she had to attend a wedding). She even parodied this perception of herself during the reunion tour when she walked the runway as a fashion model instead of singing a solo like the others. Thing is, the girl can actually sing. Check out her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsOeQCIrAhs&NR=1 audition tape]].
10th Apr '16 10:13:10 PM xxAngelFaithxx
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* CuteBruiser: Mel C. Emma counts too-believe it or not, she's a master of Goju.

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* CuteBruiser: Mel C. Emma counts too-believe too; believe it or not, she's a master of Goju.



* EmotionlessGirl: Victoria.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Geri alluded to this in one interview, saying that Emma got, "aww, it's Baby Spice" while she more often heard, "Oy, Ginger!"
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Emma. Geri, technically, as she's a natural blonde.
* FailedAuditionPlot: Completely subverted ''and'' averted by Geri. She showed up to the auditions for the band ''after'' the first round had already been screened and decisions were being made. She wasn't prepared and had very little idea what she was even auditioning for, yet she managed to get a spot as one of the five anyway, much to the chagrin of many of the other hopefuls.
* TheFashionista: Victoria

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* EmotionlessGirl: Victoria.
Victoria (at least to the public).
* EmbarrassingNickname: Geri alluded to this in one interview, saying that Emma got, "aww, "Aww, it's Baby Spice" while she more often heard, "Oy, Ginger!"
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Emma. Geri, technically, as Geri too; technically she's a natural blonde.
* FailedAuditionPlot: Completely subverted ''and'' averted by Geri. She showed up to the auditions for the band ''after'' the first round had already been screened and decisions were being made. She wasn't prepared and had very little idea what she was even auditioning for, yet she managed to get a spot as one of the five anyway, much to on the chagrin strength of many of the other hopefuls.
her personality and determination.
* TheFashionista: VictoriaVictoria.



* FollowTheLeader: Geri's video for "It's raining men" is an homage to Irene Kara's "What a feeling" at the ending part of ''Film/{{Flashdance}}'', including the dancing accident when the vinyl record fails.
* ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat: Especially egregious with Victoria, who seemed to turn into the one that was just meant to stand there and look pretty. She never got a lead role in any of the songs, and eventually seemed to stop singing altogether. She even parodied herself during the reunion tour when she walked the runway as a fashion model instead of singing a solo like the others. Thing is, the girl can actually sing. Check out her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsOeQCIrAhs&NR=1 audition tape]].

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* FollowTheLeader: Geri's video for "It's raining men" Raining Men" is an homage to Irene Kara's "What a feeling" at the ending part of A Feeling" from ''Film/{{Flashdance}}'', including the dancing accident when the vinyl record fails.
* ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat: Especially egregious with Victoria, who seemed to turn into the one that was just meant to stand there and look pretty. She never got a lead role in any of the songs, and eventually seemed to stop Despite singing altogether. on almost every track on all three albums, she is often touted as "the one who never sings" because she ''doesn't'' a have a solo part in Wannabe (having missed the session when the song was written because she had to attend a wedding). She even parodied this perception of herself during the reunion tour when she walked the runway as a fashion model instead of singing a solo like the others. Thing is, the girl can actually sing. Check out her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsOeQCIrAhs&NR=1 audition tape]].
10th Apr '16 10:06:39 PM xxAngelFaithxx
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* AloofDarkHairedGirl: This is Victoria's reputation and appeal/gimmick (until she becomes a blonde in the reunion, at least). Mel B. also have shades of this. Averted by Melanie C.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Music/MelanieC, although it was just for publicity -- she's not actually gay. (Mel B was the one who went public about having a relationship with a woman.)

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* AloofDarkHairedGirl: This is Victoria's reputation and appeal/gimmick (until she becomes a blonde in the reunion, at least). Mel B. also have shades of this. Averted Somewhat averted by Melanie C.
C who, while camera-shy, came across as friendlier than Vicky.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Music/MelanieC, although it this was just for publicity -- she's not a fabrication by the media, she is actually gay.straight. (Mel B was the one who went public about having a relationship with a woman.)
10th Apr '16 10:04:31 PM xxAngelFaithxx
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Sixty five million records later, the ''Spice Girls'' became one of the best selling girl groups of all time. They performed at the launch of ChannelFive in 1997. They suffered a setback in June 1998 after a relatively short run (considering their phenomenal success) when Geri Halliwell (aka Ginger Spice) had a bit of a CreatorBreakdown and left the group for a solo career just days before they were due on stage to perform a sold-out concert at Wembley Stadium. Still, the show went on, and the remaining four released a third album without Halliwell, ''Forever.'' After numerous denials that they were going to split, they did.

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Sixty five million records later, the ''Spice Girls'' became one of the best selling girl groups of all time. They performed at the launch of ChannelFive in 1997. They suffered a setback in June 1998 after a relatively short run (considering their phenomenal success) when Geri Halliwell (aka Ginger Spice) had a bit of a CreatorBreakdown and left the group for a solo career just days before they were due on stage to perform a sold-out concert at Wembley Stadium. Still, the show went on, and the remaining four released a third album without Halliwell, ''Forever.'' After numerous denials that they were going to split, they did.
5th Apr '16 6:46:44 PM talov
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Sixty five million records later, the ''Spice Girls'' became the best selling girl group of all time. They performed at the launch of ChannelFive in 1997. They suffered a setback in June 1998 after a relatively short run (considering their phenomenal success) when Geri Halliwell (aka Ginger Spice) had a bit of a CreatorBreakdown and left the group for a solo career just days before they were due on stage to perform a sold-out concert at Wembley Stadium. Still, the show went on, and the remaining four released a third album without Halliwell, ''Forever.'' After numerous denials that they were going to split, they did.

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Sixty five million records later, the ''Spice Girls'' became one of the best selling girl group groups of all time. They performed at the launch of ChannelFive in 1997. They suffered a setback in June 1998 after a relatively short run (considering their phenomenal success) when Geri Halliwell (aka Ginger Spice) had a bit of a CreatorBreakdown and left the group for a solo career just days before they were due on stage to perform a sold-out concert at Wembley Stadium. Still, the show went on, and the remaining four released a third album without Halliwell, ''Forever.'' After numerous denials that they were going to split, they did.
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