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Spice Girls - Stop (Official Music Video)

The Spice Girls commemorated the landmark occasion by creating an alternate music video for the hit song. The video follows the release of Spiceworld25 in November 2022, which commemorates the studio album's 25th anniversary since its first release on November 1, 1997.

Spice Girls - Stop (Official Music Video)

Grab some cumin and turmeric, because it's once again time to spice up your life! In November, Spice Girls rereleased their seminal 1997 album "Spiceworld" to celebrate its 25th anniversary. On March 9, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their single "Stop," they also released a new alternative version of the music video for the track. "Stop" hit No. 2 on the UK Singles chart and No. 16 on the Billboard Top 100. It was one of their last singles before Gerri Halliwell (aka Ginger Spice) left the band later that year. Watch the video above!

The song that launched the Spice Girls to the world, the band's most ubiquitous hit was always going to be a contender. Establishing the girls and their "personalities" - Baby, Ginger, Posh, Scary, Sporty - straight away, the song and video are a masterclass in pop branding - and a lesson that lyrics don't even have to make sense to be remembered for years to come.

The sultry first ballad and first of three Christmas number ones in a row, 2 Become 1 and its lush strings saw the girls showing off their maths skills, singing about safe sex, and pouting their way around New York wearing long, snuggly winter coats in the video (gilet for Mel C, because: sport). The ultimate '90s school disco snogging song, rivalled only by Dina Carroll's Don't Be A Stranger.

The first single from second album Spiceworld saw the girls upping the dance ante with a song that was pure raw energy. In a futuristic, Blade Runner style video, the girls instructed us to "Slam it to the left, if you're havin' a good time/Shake it to the right, if you know that you feel fine", and we all did as we were told, even if we had no idea what moonwalking the foxtrot actually meant.

A woozy, sexy slow number, Too Much was the Spice Girls' second Christmas number one, released in 1997, and the song that accompanied their film, Spice World. The video featured clips from the film as well as scenes of the girls as different film characters. Not the Spice Girls' best work, but deserving of a place in the top 10.

Stop, which was shot in Dublin, Ireland, features the girls in the small town of Rathdrum, County Wicklow. The video is set on a traditional British 1950s working class street of terraced houses. During the first chorus, the group performs a hand-action dance and the second half of the video, shows the group interacting with young girls in various activities, such as running around the streets dancing, skipping rope, playing hopscotch, cat's cradle and pat-a-cake, hula hooping, and participating in competitions of various kinds. The locals are depicted as working class people who attend the local fair or have a drink in the pub. At the end of the video, the group performs at a stage in the local hall in front of an audience of young and old people.

The first section including the knocking on the door scenes at the beginning were shot on Carnew Street (a street also used for scenes in Angela's Ashes, The Bogwoman and Michael Collins and also home to Irish legends Aidan Buckley and Alo Kavanagh, Gary Hughes lives up the road) in Dublin. The second half of the video for Stop is set in the small town of Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow in Ireland, in around the late 1950s or early 1960s, with the girls running around the streets dancing, jump roping, hula hooping, and participating in competitions of various kinds. At the end, they all sing on stage at a bar. 041b061a72


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