VIBE spotlights some of music’s most essential timepieces for Gen Y
Elevator Pitch: The Spice Girls came in an assortment of flavors: Sporty, Scary, Baby, Ginger and Posh, yet satisfied pop cravings as a unit. Infusing snappy and sassy tracks with hints of R&B and rap, while waving a flag for sisterhood, the British babes are what Beyoncé is to females today: GIRL POWER!
Bet You Didn’t Know: “2 Become 1” was about sex. Pop-obsessed tweens who probably weren’t schooled about the birds and the bees had no idea what “Put it on, put it on” meant. (It means slap on some condoms and/or other contraception, FYI). Yet, from the symphonic melody and whispery vocals, it probably wasn’t on your baby-making playlist.
Lines Best For Status Updates:
—”If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends” “Wannabe”
—”I’m giving you everything, all that joy can bring, this I swear/ And all that I want from you is a promise you will be there” “Say You’ll Be There”
—”Candlelight and soul forever/ A dream of you and me together/ Say you believe it” “2 Become 1”
—”God help the mister that comes between me and my sisters” “Love Thing”
—”Cause I’m a choosy not a floozy, I get my hit and then I run with it” “Last Time Lover”
—”First bite whet my appetite, second helping’s always better” “Last Time Lover”
—”Giving is good as long as you’re getting/ What’s driving you is ambition and betting” “Who Do You Think You Are”
—”Wherever you’re going, high or low/ Remember to sure enjoy the show”“Something Kinda Funny”
—”Rules are for fools, and fool’s paradise is hard to find/ Play my game or get left behind” “Something Kinda Funny”
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