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Genre: Pop - Dance Pop / Artist: Spice Girls / Audio CD released 2007-11-12 at Virgin

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      08.05.2012 15:00
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      I will always love these girls

      This greatest hits CD contains all of the Spice Girls' most well known singles aswell as Headlines and Voodoo, which were new tracks at the time of release.

      The album starts off with Wannabe which is perhaps their most popular single. Wannabe is a great pop track with the fun factor and it sets the scene for what is to come. It's a fast paced track and the girls sing it well, although I still think Victoria could have had a verse in this. Say You'll Be There is next. This was their second single and it's another cool pop track sung brilliantly by the girls, especially Emma. 2 Become 1 is next. This was the girl's first ballad and it's a gorgeous festive track with an important message. It's a lovely soft love song and it was a well deserved christmas number one for the girls back in 1996.

      The singles on the album follow their order of release, although they have decided to put Goodbye right at the end of the album, which makes sense. There are fifteen tracks in total. The album contains upbeat pop tracks and ballads. I guess you will know the rest of the album with popular tracks such as Mama and Spice Up Your Life. The new tracks are okay but they're nothing special. Headlines is a soft ballad but it's not as good as 2 Become 1 and Voodoo is made to sound like the modern day Wannabe but it's nowhere near as good.

      I would recommend the deluxe version which contains a bonus DVD of the videos.

      A great collection of pop numbers from the biggest girlband in history.

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      09.01.2011 15:33
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      Catchy tunes - great songs for every mood!

      I quite like Greatest Hits albums. I think that they are particularly useful when you like an artist or group, but are not such a massive fan that you have all of their other albums -then I just think that it is a waste of money as you already have the songs on the other albums. I own many greatest hits albums, one of those is the Spice Girls Greatest Hits CD.

      The Spice Girls Greatest Hits CD was released in the United Kingdom in 2007. The CD was recorded between 1995 and 2007. The CD is currently available to buy from Amazon for a price of £4.62 which I think is excellent value for money!

      ~* Songlist *~
      1) Wannabe 2)Say You'll Be There 3)2 Become 1 4)Mama 5)Who Do You Think You Are 6)Move Over 7) Spice Up Your Life 8)Too Much 9)Stop 10)Viva Forever 11)Let Love Lead The Way 12)Holler 13)Headlines 14)Voodoo 15)Goodbye

      At the time of their 'peak', I was far too young to appreciate how good the Spice Girls were. I would have been around five or six, and can remember that my sister was a huge fan of the group, and because she had a Spice Girls T-Shirt I wanted one. I remember going to school and telling everyone 'this is my favourite one' and pointing at Scary Spice! ah memories! What I am trying to say that, it is only now that I am older, that I can really appreciate how great they were.

      It's easy to say that the Spice Girls were pure cheese, but they certainly had some great songs! I can't say that I dislike one song on this album. I like them all, although there are some which stand out for me; 2 Become 1,Viva Forever and Goodbye.

      I like the fact that there are lots of songs which suit different moods. The ones listed as my favourites are ballads which are great songs to listen to whilst chilling out. There are also some great party songs such as 'Stop' and 'Spice Up Your Life'. There is certainly something to suit all tastes. Some of the songs are really in your face, but I think that is what makes them so memorable!

      The girls can't sing very well! I know a couple of them can stay in tune (Mel C and Mel B) although, I wouldn't say that I like their voices, although I can listen to them. I like how each one of them has something different to bring to the band, even if their voices have been altered in the studio.

      This is definately the kind of album which you could listen to on a girls night in ; it screams girl power and will have you all singing along in no time!

      I would definately recommend this album!

      Thanks for reading!
      January 9th 2011
      xdonzx (also posted under xd-o-n-z-x on dooyoo)

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        10.10.2009 17:08
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        Relive the 90s with this album!

        Wow, this brings back memories. The Spice Girls were the first band I ever got into, the first album and single I ever bought were by them... they basically introduced me to the music world. This CD brings together their greatest hits from their short time together.

        Track Listing

        1. Wannabe - The song that started it all, this is a really special pop song. It sounds quite dated now, but in a fun way, and at the time it really did sound fresh and different.

        2. Say You'll Be There - The Girls' second single, this sounds less dated and is very melodic.

        3. 2 Become 1 - The first ballad and the first of three Christmas Number Ones. The best one too, in my opinion!

        4. Mama - I never liked this one too much, I always thought it was a bit soppy. However I guess it sent out a good message to the group's young fans.

        5. Who Do You Think You Are - A double A side with Mama, this song had a brilliant video featuring the likes of Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders! It's a really catchy track.

        6. Move Over - A slightly more futuristic song for the girls, this was the 'Pepsi song'. Generation Next!

        7. Spice Up Your Life - The first single from their second album Spiceworld - a corker.

        8. Too Much - The second Christmas Number One. Another good song!

        9. Stop - A fun, Motown-inspired hit. Can't believe this song only got to number 2...

        10. Viva Forever - I used to absolutely love this song. It's very sad, with Spanish guitar and soft vocals.

        11. Let Love Lead The Way - A single from their third album, Forever. To be honest, I thought their third album was quite bland, nothing special, and this one is no different.

        12. Holler - A RnB song, rather like something Destiny's Child would have done. Again, not as good as their old stuff.

        13. Headlines (Friendship Never Ends) - This song, their 'comeback' single, was nothing special - they have definitely lost their spark.

        14. Voodoo - A new song for this album. Ok, but not as good as the classics.

        15. Goodbye - The 'Goodbye Geri' song. Really sad.

        This album brings back loads of great memories! The Spice Girls were fantastic during their first two albums. They made different, energetic, fun pop. However they definitely started to go downhill once Geri left. The songs after that have something missing.

        Still, if you want all their fab hits on one CD, then go get this album!

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        15.09.2009 20:53
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        Spice Girls - Greatest Hits

        Girl Power

        Ok, so I admit it, I am a Spice Girls fan. As soon as the lyrics, "If you Wanna be my Lover, you've Gotta get with my friends," blared across the dancefloor, I knew my friends and I had found our holiday song. We had just finished college and were on a girly holiday and this song was just for us, girl power, friendship over boys, etc, etc.

        Since then the fab five (or sometime four) have gone on to become the most successful girl band in history. They have sold 60 million records worldwide with only four albums and twelve singles, making them the most successful British band since the Beatles and the best selling girl group of all time. Made up of Victoria Beckham (née Adams), Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, and Geri Halliwell they formed in 1994 and soon took the world by storm. I would say that part of their appeal is that just about every girl could identify with one of them. They each had/have a nickname and lived up to that persona in dress, looks and attitude. For example, Mel C is Sporty, the one who likes football and wears tracksuits and says it's ok for girls to follow pursuits like that. Victoria of course is Posh, a name that she is referred to most often now and that she tries to live up to in everyway possible.

        As I am a fan of Greatest Hits album it goes without saying that my favourite album of theirs is Spice Girls Greatest Hits. The album was brought out in 2007/2008 to coincide with their comeback tour of the same time. I went to one of the tour dates at the 02 and thoroughly enjoyed myself, reliving all the songs of my youth! They put on a great show, doing all the classics from the album and really making it a glitzy, sparkly event. This album has sold over 5.7 million copies worldwide.
        The album opens with their debut and what some consider their signature song, Wannabe. Like I said above this was the one we first heard on holiday way back in 1996 and stood for everything girl power and really shaped the theme and attitude that the band would take.

        The girls are all very close to their mothers and track number 4, Mama is somewhat of a tribute to them. In the video for their song all the girl's mothers are featured. In the live comeback show when the girls sang their song they did it with some of their children on the stage, giving a nod to the fact that they had all grown up a bit and that they were now mothers themselves.
        The album is of course pop, the songs are all fun, upbeat and sung at quite a pace. This is a great album to stick on in the car and have a good old sing along with. If you are a fan of the girls then you will enjoy this album. The rest of the tracks are as follows:

        1. "Wannabe"
        2. "Say You'll Be There"
        3. "2 Become 1"
        4. "Mama"
        5. "Who Do You Think You Are"
        6. "Move Over"
        7. "Spice Up Your Life"
        8. "Too Much"
        9. "Stop"
        10. "Viva Forever"
        11. "Let Love Lead the Way"
        12. "Holler"
        13. "Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)"
        14. "Voodoo"
        15. "Goodbye"

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          27.06.2009 01:59

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          Must have for fans

          I grew up with the spice girls as my hero's in the 90's! Sporty, Ginger, Baby, Scary and Posh made up the greatest ever girl band from Britain! (In my opinion). Their energy burst out of every song and their favourties would never fail to get everyone on their feet. Needless to say I was devastated when they split up.
          I purchased this CD only very recently when stumbling across it whilst browsing online for something else. I paid £5 for it and at that price, I have to say it's a bargain.
          I suppose spice girls songs are a specific taste, but I've nver known anybody not to dance along when one of their hits comes on. This CD is a must for any fans of their music; with classics such as 'wannabe', 'stop' and 'spice up your life'. High quality CD, and the songs have now been put onto my ipod from this CD. From start to finish you'll be on your feet.

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          03.03.2009 22:35

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          Its more samey than spicy.

          Formed in 1994 this English all girl band had their first hit in 1996 with Wannabe which was number 1 in an incredible 36 countries!

          The rest is history as they say with them going on to become one of the most successful bands in British pop history.

          They are not everyone's cup of tea but there is no doubting that many of their songs are catchy and that the personalities within the group have now become big celebrities in their own right and are followed closely in the media to this day.

          The album is pretty decent although in my opinion the only really great track on it is 2 become 1.

          "Wannabe" in my opinion is a song that is fun to listen to if you are watching it on the pop video version bur completely irritating and repetitive as a pure audio piece. Granted, it was at Number 1 for 7 weeks in the U.K. but that was mainly under 16s buying it. "Mr Blobby" and "Bob The Builder" were also big number 1s if you get my drift.

          Full track listings and running times:

          1. Wannabe (Radio Edit) 2:53

          2. Say You'll Be There (Single Mix) 3:56

          3. 2 Become 1 4:01

          4. Love Thing 3:38

          5. Last Time Lover 4:11

          6. Mama 5:05

          7. Who Do You Think You Are 4:00

          8. Something Kinda Funny 4:05

          9. Naked 4:25

          10. If U Can't Dance 3.48

          This review is also posted on www.ciao.co.uk
          under my user name bella6789

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          01.03.2009 18:07
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          Greatest hits comeback CD by spice Girls!

          Spice Girls are acclaimed all around the world by far the most sucessfull female group in terms of overall sales around the world. They had a good couple of years in the 90's and they finally all decided to reform to try and earn as much as they possibly could. Armed with a sell out worldwide tour the intentions where huge but obviously these girls wernt as motivated as they used to be per say. So therefore with lack of commitment and not bothering too much they produced a half decent song Headlines (Friendship Never Ends) a Children In Need single, and whilst it is a OK ballad it does not compete or come close to the genius Girls Aloud have been providing Britain with from formation to now - not one song. You see, i was convinced Spice Girls reuniting would ruin Girls Aloud but i am so proud that it didn't. Even though Girls Aloud have only sold a fraction of the Spice Girls, i still think they're better.

          I wonder how Geri feels, since she helped form this successful group that she and everyone didn't think would last over 6 months and that if anything it would be the boyband that would succeed not Girls Aloud. Sorry, i'm ranting....anyway talking about this comeback. They all do seem quite friendly and to be fair they put on a half decent show on their tour too. But they're not motivated cause they dont really need the money, each of them are rich beyond their wildest dreams - they did this reforming not cause it felt right but because they say what happenned with Take That. The expectations where so huge it is suprising that they didnt do that well with the album or single. Ironically, Headlines went to No.11 pipped by Girls Aloud's Call The shots being a surprising top 10 entry at No.9 Ironic!!!

          Well this record does have some hits on it, and how good is the cover? although they're abit over the top - i heard these emeralds on the cover are real gold and where made and cost alot of money, abit too much hey? They where convinced it would set the world alight? - i like that they kept with the white background and logo style they've always had.

          This record is filled with many hits - including Wannabe, which is catchy - their most defining song is a brilliant opener. Putting the CD in and hearing that first is quite relaxing. I was slightly concerned how a Greatest Hits from this band would sound like but hearing the intro to Wannabe is quite relaxing.

          Say You'll Be There has a great chorus. Lyrically it's meaningful and i think in particular the 2 Mel's shine on vocals. It's more of a solo song than a group effort though and the production does sound dated although a great chorus that redeems the song in my opinion.

          Who Do You Think You Are is genius. I say that with envy, cause i think it's like Love Machine by Girls Aloud. It's just so out there and comparable to nothing else in the music world right now that it's brilliant. This is their group song, this is the song that did it for them, made them click. Good memories listening to this one. I felt this was slightly rejigged and reproduced, although i may just be hearing things.

          Stop has a fab and catchy chorus and great hooks. 2 Become 1 is one of their best songs, a wonderful ballad. Holler i liked more than many people. Goodbye is a good way to sum things up. Let Love Lead The Way bored me a little.

          All in all this album is alright, it's not too bad or good or anything - it'll do. I like the tracklisting though, it flows well. They've had some really good songs. My only problem is their comeback was a little half-assed, as in the members just couldnt be THAT bothered. Although i have to say there is more good on this greatest hits CD than bad and i have seen worse efforts. This album sums up their eccentric style and their uniqueness and orginality. It should have done better in terms of sales but didnt because of a weak lead in single and it showing in a huge way they couldn't be that BOTHERED.!

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          26.02.2009 19:10
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          fun pop music

          The Spice Girls are no more. I have finally gotten over their demise, though somedays I still yearn for a reunion. This album gathers their biggest hits over their career.

          Who are they:

          Melanie B, Melanie C, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton were the Spice Girls. Geri left to pursue a solo career, the other four continued for a year before calling it a day.

          Highlights:

          Nothing eclipses 'Wannabe' for sheer pop extravagance. The track is laden with so many hooks that it just keeps building and building. The chanty bits, sitting next to the more melodic chorus work brilliantly. The vocals are not great, but who cares. It was one of the most fun records in the charts back in 1996.

          'Say You'll Be There' has a funkier edge and saw the girls beginning to explore a more mature sounding pop. The chorus remained accessible and the vocals were still appealing.

          The girls excelled at slow numbers, '2 Become 1' is delightful, it brings back memories of Christmas and sitting in front of the fireplace on cold winter nights. Emma's vocals are sweet if not a little weak here. Better than this is 'Viva Forever' which is quite long, at over five minutes, but a sterling ballad with lovely harmonies as it builds. It would have been an appropriate swansong for the group.

          Weak Moments:

          'Holler' was a lame attempt to pursue a more urban sound, it sounded false and the tune never registered with me. I also find 'Mama' very bland with a dreary chorus and too much sentiment at the expense of a decent tune.

          Overall:

          15 tracks, some ones you won't have heard before are included, a fine set of artwork too. This is a good album to play at parties and has all the Spice songs you would require.

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            girl power is still going strong

            I'm 21 years old and I think any girl aged between 18 and 24 will have loved the Spice Girls when they were at their prime.

            I had all their albums but then when I was probably about 14 thought it was 'sad' to like the Spice Girls and threw away my albums!!Sure i'm not the only one to do that!

            Regretting it now lol but thats where Spice Girls-the Greatest Hits comes in, all those songs you loved on one handy album.

            Inside the CD case you have the usual little booklet, with all the words to the songs not that you probably need it! I didn't as i said, singing along word perfect I was!

            Track List:
            *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
            *Voodoo
            *Goodbye

            All in all a great CD, the second you play it your remember all the words and reminisce as you sing along pretending to be your favourite spice girl, mine was posh spice lol!!

            The only disadvantage of buying the Spics Girls greatest Hits being that it makes me feel old, which I've never felt before but I suppose thats the same with any old music you haven't heard for a while!lol

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              15.07.2008 14:33
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              Will make you remember why you loved them in the first place, a real blast from the past

              The Spice Girls are probably up there with the likes of Elvis, Madonna, The Beatles and good old Sir Cliff to name a few. Why you ask? Well regardless of whether you love or hate them their impact on the music scene was massive throughout the late 90s their slogan 'Girl power' and their catchy, pop tunes dominated charts across the world. The impact this one band seemed to have on millions of people was huge, I myself first heard about them when the video to debut hit 'Wannabe' was played on The Box 10 times in the space of an hour.

              Melanie C, Emma Bunton Melanie B and of course Victoria Beckham soldiered on after the departure of Geri Halliwell in 1998 though finally called it a day in early 2001 however after years of rumours and supposed reunions the girls finally got back together in late 2007 to release their long awaited Greatest Hits and to complete a world wide tour.

              The greatest hits itself [the cover being a classic nod to their debut release 'Spice'] combines all of their greatest hits as well as a few extras and whilst the initial tracklist is full of pop classics it's a bit disappointing that there wasn't more new tracks or any exclusive recordings added to the CD. The tracks themselves offer quirky, strong, confident lyrics and catchy melodies that will no doubt still be firmly lodged in your head from the first time around. With highlights being 'Wannabe' with its absurd but wonderful 'Zig-a-zig-ah' to the passionate and beautiful tone of '2 Become 1', the ode to the girl's mothers in 'Mama' and the more RNB influenced sound of 'Holler' there's something here to satisfy most hardcore pop fans and even a 'Spiceworld' album track 'Move Over' thrown in for good measure.

              Though each track on here from the girls golden days is undoubtedly a winner in its own right the main attention of the record was the new single 'Headlines [Friendship Never Ends]'. Sounding like a traditional Spice ballad the song doesn't really show any progression for the group from the time of their split and even other new track 'Voodoo' which is an attempt at a more upbeat style of sound clearly reflects that the Spice Girls time is up and sounds outdated compared to the current girl group heavyweights Girls Aloud and Sugababes.

              Whilst the CD will obviously appeal to die hard fans and people wanting to gather all the girls' hits together there's not really anything groundbreaking here that you won't find on their other 3 studio albums, though it was a great experience for me upon first listen to remember the days when I used to obsess over them with my friends and all the memories each of the songs unlocked the Spice Girls really do seem to be stuck behind in time rather than making any leap forward.

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                A compilation of all the Spice Girls big hits...

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                Spice Girls - Greatest Hits
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                I was a teenager when the Spice Girls first hit the scene and as you can imagine they formed a large part of the music I listened to. Who could miss the feisty, in your face, five piece with their dramatic and different looks and personalities. Whether it was manufactured or not the Spice Girls did revolutionise the music industry.

                I already know most of the songs on the album, but gave the Greatest Hits several listens before delving into this review. I can't stop listening to it - it is on random repeat - hope you like it.

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                The Songs
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                Wannabe - Listening to this song evoked fond memories of when this song first came out. I must have watched the video to this a number of times and while singing to the song, I can remember every part of the video and match each lyric to a scene in the video. The song has that rawness that you get from a new band that isn't quite polished and I can listen to it affectionately recalling every single line and knowing which girl sang the lyric.

                Say You'll Be There - This is a more sultry but still tuneful song. It has the, by now, famous girl power vibe, a very catchy melody with a sexy edge. The song is not as fast-paced as Wannabe so flows more easily.

                2-Become-1 - This is the girls first ballad. It has a smooth, melodic, soothful flow with a very subtle message. It had a sexy almost sultry edge to it where each of the girls displayed strong vocals.

                Mama - At the start it feels like the song envelopes you in a blanket of love. The meaning of the song may have something to do with it, but this song flows nicely and again is catchy. It has a sentimental feel to it as it is a song about the mother and every mother can relate to this song.

                Who Do You Think You Are - This song is funky upbeat tune, with a sassy edge. The girls display some edgy vocals and this is another singalong tune.

                Move Over - When this song started, I was a bit confused as I didn't think this had ever been released as a single or was (what I) considered to be one of their greatest hits. So a bit of research later, I was right, so it must have been a b-side to one of the other singles. Basically the song is nice enough but not catchy or a song you can singalong too - probably why it was not a single in it's own right.

                Spice Up Your Life - Act 2 from the girls and this was from the second album. It has flavours of latin, salsa and other samba/spanish influences, but can sometimes sound a bit busy as there are many beats. However, it is just pure pop and has the melodies and lyrics that you can sing along to, though the girls occasionally sound like cackling witches - not sure if that is intentional

                Too Much - Another ballad from the girls. This song is slow and shows that the girls can sing fast songs as well as ballads. On this song, you notice that the girls singing has really improved as well The song is sultry and has a sexy melody that is about taking control

                Stop - This song is definitely catchy and upbeat. It reminds me of other girl group singles, such as The Supremes and Bananarama. It has almost a 60s, Beatles feel to it and was the last single before Geri left. This song makes me want to shimmy shimmy, shoop shoop :o)

                Viva Forever - This is a homage to Geri leaving the band although quite subtle. The song is a sweet ballad that is very moving. It is very mellow and lullaby-esque and has a very sad spanish riff to it - moreso than Spice Up Your Life. If you listen to this while watching the video, the video also lends a bittersweet slant to the song, making it all the more emotional while you listen to it.

                "the touch of your skin, giving life from within, like a love song never heard..."

                Let Love Lead The Way - Not a single in it's own right, but a double A-side. This time with Holler. It doesn't have the catchiness or the great melodies of the other songs and on that basis is not a very strong song.

                Holler - This is part of the third album and even though it is on the Greatest Hits it does not have any of Geri's vocals. If you know TLC or Pink it is similar to their songs and has an R&B vibe to it. This could be due to it being produced by American producer, Darkchild, who has worked with Tony Braxton, Destiny's Child and TLC. Listening to this song in particular today, it does not seem to have aged and still sounds fresh and as current as today's music.

                Headlines - This song was released after the girls reformed and includes Geri back into the vocal lineup. It was the girls worst performing single from the greatest hits. It is nevertheless a decent enough song but not a song that will win any awards.

                Voodoo - not entirely sure about this song as the lyrics do not make sense. To be honest it sounds like they have extensively used their Poetic License to put some words together without any meaning. Definitely not a song I would rate and along with Move Over wonder why it is even on the Greatest Hits.
                Goodbye - This was the girls first single without Geri and is just like the song says "Goodbye my friend". It is another sad ballad, with some very intelligent lyrics. Emma's sweet voice seems to shine out on this song.

                NOTE: I have listed the songs in the order they appear on the CD. It is not the chronological release order.

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                The CD Case
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                The cover is black with the SPICE in big colourful letters and GIRLS Greatest Hits underneath. There are no pictures of the girls on the cover. The back of the case, shows a track and movie listing of the CD and the DVD.

                The booklet inside the case contains all the lyrics to the songs on pages 1-6. The middle of the booklet has a montage of the girls throughout the Spice Girls then continues into a personal page for each girl to say their 'Thank Yous'. The last page contains the groups 'Thank Yous' and the song credits.

                On the back page of the booklet is a current picture of the girls after they reformed the Spice Girls. The Spice Girls are credited as writing lyrics on the songs, but there are also other songwriters on each of the song in addition to the Spice Girls.

                I bought the CD album which comes with a bonus DVD. The DVD includes the following videos:

                1 Wannabe
                2 Say You'll Be There
                3 2 Become 1
                4 Mama
                5 Who Do You Think You Are
                6 Spice Up Your Life
                7 Too Much
                8 Stop
                9 Viva Forever
                10 Let Love Lead the Way
                11 Holler
                12 Goodbye

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                Summary
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                It is nice to be able to have all of the girls greatest hits in one place and with the bonus DVD of videos.

                Listening to the whole album invokes fond memories of my childhood. I think the songs are catchy and easy to singalong to. In my opinion I think the first 2 albums were revolutionary, but when the five-piece became a four-piece they seemed to lose a bit of edge. Whether this was down to fact that staying in the music business is tough or lost a member you can't be sure.
                My favourite song of the whole album has to be Viva Forever. It has excellent harmonies, music and lyrics I can't help sing to it. Furthermore, when it first starts to play it gives me goose bumps. I can't stop listening to this CD especially in the car. The CD especially with the DVD is great value for money. Though I would question how songs that were never released can appear on a Greatest Hits compilation (maybe there weren't enough released songs for an album?).

                I bought the album on CD WOW for £5.99.
                Thanks for reading!

                © 2008 jupiter28

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                  02.03.2008 09:04
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                  Spice girls cashing in and who blames them.

                  I would like to be able to claim that this was bought by some dotty old Aunt for me as a Christmas present but that would be wishful thinking, instead I must confess I saw the track list and thought this would be a good purchase. In my defence I did only pay £4.99 for it.

                  The five girl band have just about finished the "lets cash in again" world tour which should generate enough money to give Scary a new even bigger chest, Geri either liposuction or fat injections dependant on her current fad and Posh a new body over haul in an attempt to keep Becks away from the Holywood bimbos.


                  This album has all their hits, on the downside that means the really naff Wannabe which I detest but on the upside there are the great Viva Forever and Spice up your Life which are great upbeat tracks. I also like them when they slow things down, Sporty has a good singing voice in my opinion, well crtainly the best in the band and the girls do harmonise well on the slower tracks such as 2 Become 1 and Mama which are both really nice songs.

                  I like this album however the problem with a greatest hits album is so much of the stuff is so familiar that you soon tire of it and this is the case with this album which has already be ejected from the cd player in the car, still I'm glad I got it even if it does only stir a few memories,



                  Track Listings

                  1) Wannabe
                  2) Say You'll Be There
                  3) 2 Become 1
                  4) Mama
                  5) Who Do You Think You Are
                  6) Move Over
                  7) Spice Up Your Life
                  8) Too Much
                  9) Stop
                  10) Viva Forever
                  11) Let Love Lead The Way
                  12) Holler
                  13) Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)
                  14) Voodoo
                  15) Goodbye

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                    26.11.2007 23:15
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                    Spice up your party. Lots of girl power songs and includes a new song. Good value if you get the DVD

                    Well, I'll be revealing my age by saying that I remember the Spice Girls when they first came out. They oozed girl power and were a very influential band however a lot of their songs were superficial, but saying that, they were catchy tunes which you couldn't help moving your feet to. They were something fresh and new as was their message of "Girl Power". They affected many of my generation to go out their and get on with life, enjoy it. Anyhow, the question that must be asked is how do they stand up now so many years later? I can only say that their new single "Headlines" (which is included in this compilation) was a disappoinment, but it was for charity so who am I to complain? No matter, I have fond memories so I went out in search of this album.

                    Straight away I found this cd-only album, "Greatest Hits", in Virgin for £10. The reason I say this is because I was so dissatisfied with the cost I went online and found the special edition which includes a bonus DVD with many of their videos there (missing is "Headlines") for £10,93 from www.adsa.com. I snapped it up and it arrived all the way from Guernsey in a few days.

                    Ripping the package open, I was pleasantly surprised by the sleek black packaging which was very pretty, but disappointed by the print on the CD/DVD itself as they look cheap and tatty. They should have spent a few more pennies and made them colour-printed. Maybe I am hard to please, but I don't like signs of cost-cutting happening in studios everywhere.

                    The track listing on the CD is as follows:

                    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

                    The bonus special edition video tracklisting for the DVD is as follows:

                    Wannabe
                    Say You'll Be There
                    2 Become 1
                    Mama
                    Who Do You Think You Are
                    Spice Up Your Life
                    Too Much
                    Stop
                    Viva Forever
                    Let Love Lead The Way
                    Holler
                    Goodbye

                    I would just like to mention that none of either the tracks on the CD or the videos on the DVD have been remastered. Greatest Hits compilations tend to be remastered but this one isn't.

                    OK, the songs are all there. The ones you got drunk to and well, staggered home to. It was a fun time and girl power was all the rage. Now I find myself reminiscing about the past! No matter, this is a great party-music CD. Lots of familiar tunes, old favourites and some cringe-worthy ones too. I'm slightly sad that their reunion isn't as big as it could have been. I digress. If you were an original Spice Girl fan, or a new one, this CD is packed with big selling songs which anyone of any age can enjoy. If you're a hardcore fan, you will purchase the special edition with the DVD of videos as they are very nice and atmospheric, espcially "Goodbye". That's a sad one, but it's good.

                    I'm very happy with my special edition, all I can say is it is well worth a couple of pounds more for it from Asda online.

                    Take care and girl power to you!

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                    Disc #1 Tracklisting
                    1 Wannabe
                    2 Say You'll Be There
                    3 2 Become 1
                    4 Mama
                    5 Who Do You Think You Are
                    6 Move Over
                    7 Spice Up Your Life
                    8 Too Much
                    9 Stop
                    10 Viva Forever
                    11 Let Love Lead The Way
                    12 Holler
                    13 Headlines (Friendship Never Ends) New Children In Need Single
                    14 Voodoo
                    15 Goodbye