Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Ode to the Spice Girls....


I LOVE THE SPICE GIRLS. Seriously. I love their songs and even though people say they’re not good singers but I think they know how to market themselves. How many British girl groups can make it big in America?




My favourite was Melanie C (Sporty Spice) because she has a decent voice and didn’t act like a Diva. Victoria Adams (Posh Spice) can’t really sing but sure as hell acted like a Diva even until now. Melanie B is indeed Scary. Emma Bunton aka Baby Spice is cute and Geri Halliwell aka Ginger Spice is sexy in a trashy kinda way (when she was in Spice Girls I mean).




They have taught us so much through their songs. Check it out.

In “Wannabe” they taught us that lovers may come and go but friendship last forever. So, if a guy wants to get on your good side he better get on well with your friends.

“If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends

Make it last forever friendship never ends
If you wanna be my lover, you have got to give
Taking is too easy, but that’s the way it is…”

They also taught us to “Stop” and smell the roses, read the signs properly and not bulldoze your way into anything. I also love the dance move. If I sing this song in a karaoke with friends, we will sure dance to this song. Best giler! Hehehe…

“Stop right now, thank you very much,

I need somebody with the human touch,
Hey you always on the run,
Gotta slow if down baby, gotta have some fun…

Don’t you know its going to fast,
Racing so hard you know it wont last,
Don’t you know, what can’t you see,
Slow it down, read the sign so you know just where you’re going…”

In “Viva Forever”, the Spice Girls spoke about friendship again. Think they sang this song after Geri’s exit from the group.

“Yes I still remember every whispered word,

The touch of your skin giving life from within like a love song that I'd heard
Slipping through our fingers, like the sands of time,
Promises made, every memory saved as reflections in my mind

Hasta manana, always be mine

Viva forever, Ill be waiting,
Everlasting like the sun,
Live forever, for the moment,
Ever searching for the one…”

This is another one of my favourite song, “Let Love Lead The Way”. The title speaks for itself, don’t u think so?


“No matter what we must go on
Just keep the faith
And let love lead the way
Everything will work out fine
If you let love, love lead the way

Sitting there all alone
In the window of her room
Watching the world go by
Brings tears to her eyes
All she sees is hurt and pain, she wants to break the chain
She'll keep pressing everyday and she'll find her own sweet way

Part of me laughs (me laughs)
Part of me cries (I cry)
Part of me wants to question why (wants to question why)..."

The Spice Girls also taught us that “Too Much” of something may not be a good thing. I have a feeling they’re talking about having too much or too little S-E-X here but hey it’s up to your imagination okay. Hehehe…


"Too Much of Something is bad enough,
But something's coming over me to make me wonder,
Too Much of nothing is just as tough,
I need to know the way to feel to keep me satisfied…

What part of no don't you understand (Understand, understand),
I want a man not a boy who thinks he can,
Boy who thinks he can!”

Ooohh! I also love their kick-ass song “Spice Up Your Life”. It’s such a pick-me-upper kinda song kan? Videoclip was cool too!

When your feelin' sad and lone
We will take you, where you gotta go
Smilin' and dancin' everything is free
All you need is positivity

Colours of the world
Spice up your life
Every boy and girl
Spice up your life
People of the world
Spice up your life

Aaahh!!!

Slam it to the left
If you're having a good time
Shake it to the right
If you know that you feel fine
Chicas to the front
Uh Uh go round
Slam it to the left
If you're having a good time
Shake it to the right
If you know that you fell fine
Chicas to the front
Hi Ci Ya
Hold tight!

And of course another one of their “dalam kelambu” kind of song called “Holler”. I don’t know what these girls wanna holler about la but it’s a cool song nonetheless.

“I wanna make you holler
Imagine us together (let me see you holler)
Don’t be afraid to play my game

Boy don’t you hesitate, I won't keep waiting for you
To come and let me take you to my fantasy room
Your gonna like it there and all the things that I'll do
I'll treat ya right all through the night…”

This is also a favourite song of mine by the Spice Girls. It's called "Goodbye". Love the videoclip where they were all dancing and flying around like fireflies. Think this song was dedicated to Geri as well. This song taught us that we should always support our friends in whatever decisions that she/he makes may it be their choice of partner or career-wise. Only she can decide what is good for her. All you need to do is be there for her. Love the part when they sang, “Look for the rainbow in every storm”…


“Goodbye my friend,
(I know your going searching although I can still feel ya here)
It's not the end,
(You gotta keep it strong before the pains turn into fears)
So glad we made it, time will never change it
no no no no no no no

Look for the rainbow in every storm,
Find out for certain
Love is gonna be there for you,
You'll always be someone's baby

Goodbye my friend,
(I know your going searching although I can still feel ya here)
It's not the end,
(You gotta keep it strong before the pain turns into fears)
So glad we made it, time will never change it
no no no No no no no
You know its time to say goodbye
No no no no
You'll always be someone's baby

The times when we would play about,
The way we used to scream and shout,
We never dreamt you'd go your own sweet way
Look for the rainbow in every storm,
Find out for certain love is gonna be there for you,
You'll always be someone's baby..”

And of course the last but not least, “Mama”. Good Mother’s Day song don’t you think so? Apart from Boyz II Men “A Song For Mama” that is. Well, my mother was never my enemy but I guess this song did struck a chord with some people.

“She used to be my only enemy and never let me free,
Catching me in places that I know I shouldn't be,
Ever other day I crossed the line, I didn't mean to be so bad,
I never thought you would become the friend I never had,

Back then I didn't know why, why you were misunderstood,
So now I see through your eyes, all that you did was love,

Mama I love you, Mama I care,
Mama I love you, Mama my friend,
My friend

I didn't want to hear it then but I'm not ashamed to say it now,
Every little thing you said and did was right for me,
I had alot of time to think about, about the way I used to be,
Never had a sense of my responsibilty

Back then I didn't know why, why you were misunderstood,
So now I see through your eyes, all that you did was love..."

36 comments:

Javard said...

hahhaha...i thought u update after office hours...

anyway loooooooooove spice girls....also like 2 become 1....put it on put it on,....

who do u think u are pun cool...when geri wore her union jack baju at the brits award...love geri love posh....

the fireflies 2 viva forever kan...my song before i left UK...goodbye bukan yg dia orang masuk macam mansion tua and then pinggan jatuh and all ke...

what ever it is they have definitely spiced up my life....

Shopper Mom said...

it's amazing how being a non-fan of the spice girls, i still know all their songs by heart.

i like posh's sense of style compared to the rest.

this entry is very nostalgic la CG, teringat masa zaman kat uk.

trueblue said...

i always thought Mel C's voice is sengau la. I liked Baby Spice's voice more. Soothing sikit :)

My fav song is '2 become 1'

ti.e.na said...

they were soo big then kan?
i pon gile spice girls dulu!

i used to buy their body spray yg palmolive ke hape tuh..*x ingt laks* bile pakai rase mcm (part of) the spice girls.:p

Freak & Geek said...

a tribute to spice girls!

woohoo.. personal fav (secretly) is still posh spice.

diva tak ingat!

princesswaffzonkle said...

Since I'm in confession mood this week, fine, *whispers* I was a Spice Girls FC member. Way back in UK when I was a student and it was the year they made it big. That year they all pasang the Xmas lights at Oxford St.

I saw Shoppermom standing in the cold winter crowd screaming.

Stupe said...

hehe...

can't deny that they are good when they were still together.

Looked like only Vicky made it big...well..Geri made it big as well...in a diff way.

:)

TriPPin' said...

Reading your blog is always nice because it leaves me with a feel good feeling :)

Angel Eyes said...

Another song from Spice Girls, "Holler".... nice!

I like Emma Baby Spice's voice.. her single was "What Took You So Long?".. really sexy with her moves.. check it out the video!

Man, i'd stil have their posters till now.. believe me!

BLaCkFeLiNe said...

yeah the Spice Girls made it big their own way..and every girl wanted to be like them..I like Melanie B tho...hehe

Pink-Fins said...

Love spice girls.. they definitely spiced up my life! ahhhhhhh memories in UK... i love all their songs.. hahahah we should sing sing and dance dance to STOP in k-oke ok?

[Is]landa said...

I HEART KAVANA!!!!

Shopper Mom said...

to princesswaffzonkle: oyy! weren't u the one who went berserk in the spice girls t-shirt?
maybe after this u can exchange posters with sheryl. :)

Dame RoSse said...

cool...

spice girls. i like.

now, how many men would actually confessed that they too like spice girls...

Cosmic_GurL said...

Javard - Hahahaha! My boss not in this morning so thts why can update. 2 Become 1 is another "dalam kelambu" somg la Javard. i know u like all this "dalam kelambu" songs.
I think u may be right abt the Goodbye and Viva Forever punya videoclips. I terconfuse between the 2. U wld know better kan being a Spice Girls's fan and all. Heheheh...

Shopper Mom - Nama pun Posh so mmg her sense of style pun posh la jugak :)

Trueblue - yup yup, mmg sengau skit la but shes very lasak so thts why i loikes. Posh mcm too snotty skit. Hehehe..


tiena - LOL! Waahh! They have their own body spray? I didnt know this. Or maybe I tak ingat kot.

FnG - Yup, long overdue punya tribute. Hehehe...Ramai jugak peminat Posh Spice ni ek?

Waffzonkle - Hahahahaha! No need to malu nak mengaku a fan kan? But then again, yang peliknya all the non-fans can remember the lyrics by heart!
Case in point : Shoppermom. Hehehehehehe!

Stupe - Posh made it big coz she married Beckham, thts all. Geri well...yeah her boobs just got bigger!

Trippin - Awwwww shucks. Im glad :)

Angeleyes - I dont quite like the rest except Melanie C after the group broke up. But yeah their songs are good :)

blackfeline - Errm..i dont know abt wanting to be like them la. I just like their music.Hehehe...

Pink-fins - Karaoke bebeh! joms!

Ylanda - Ni pehal plak tetiba kuar KAvana nih? U okay or not?

Dame Rosse - Im sure they like Spice Girls too but too shy to admit it. Konon macho lah! Hehehe

Desparil said...

i don't like posh cos she ruined becks!

Gravt Kills said...

fav = melanie b

fav song = mama
2nd fav song = holler

Mr Hobo said...

I like being spiced by the girls ... so me can become YUMMY!

lx said...

i lurrrrve the spice girls, especially scary spice :-D

Stupe said...

desp -yeah, that's how she made it big la, married becky spice.

so, which leaves me with geri...

she sang "it's raining man" and i guessed i'm one of the man that wished to fall onto her into the MTV.

;-)

bertique said...

i like 2 become 1.

best.

ada 2 lagu yg depa tak sempat nak rakam actually, coz depa berpecah.

1. chicken curry with masala (ala2 rentap spice up your life)
2. dey, tumeric lah (ala2 rentak viva forever)

betul tak tipu.

princesswaffzonkle said...

shoppermom:
i may be a member of the fan club but i never had any spice girls tee. nor poster. i only have about 20 of their singles and all the albums.

cosmicgurl:
i oso cannot rmbr the lyrics. shoppermom ni in denial. biar lah dia, asalkan dia bahagia.

shopperspice.

Cosmic_GurL said...

Desparil - I think ure right but Beckham pun bkn betul sgt before Posh came into his life. His voice is like a sissy! Hehehehe

Gravt Kills - u like scary girls huh? :p

Hobo - Whats your favourite spice? nanti i can marinate u in it

LX - Aaahh yes! all the men here seemed to like scary babes. Hehehe..

stupe - Hahahaha! She was so thin in that videoclip la stupe. All bones!

bertique - Hahahaha! U memang Hj. Merepek bin Hj. Meraban!

Cosmic_GurL said...

Waffzonkle - U mean u have all their singles? Pesal tak tunggu and beli the album jer? Oh yeah I forgot, kat sana singles murah kan?

Mr Hobo said...

old spice kira spice dak?

KaiserSoze said...

Heheh..I was so obsessed with Geri, obviously not for her singing talents..heheheh


p/s: For what's its worth, their songs were catchy and despite not being good singers (except Mel C & B i thought), as a package, they were great!

princesswaffzonkle said...

yela. 2 quid like dat like dat. duit rokok lagi mahal.

chi said...

wannabe tu lagu cheerleader kat skolah dolu2 kan hehe

Desparil said...

cg,

becks will have a sissy voice forever la.. unless he goes for surgery or borrow that gadget from tom cruise (to change voices thingamajig).

BUT.. his football was a LOT better before posh. remember THAT goal from the halfway line? aaah.. bliss..

after posh? habis jahanam. pakai sarong la, gaduh dgn manager la.. semua posh punya pasal la.

Cosmic_GurL said...

Hobo - Urgh! I donch like the smell of old spice. Orang tua gatal punya cologne la. Hehehe

Kaiser - I knew ud say that! Hehehe...who says u need to sing well to be in a band? U only need 1 or 2 good singers. The rest jadi back-up kan?

Waffzonkle - I wish I had studied in UK. Sigh..

Chi - U were a cheerleader? Hehehe... U must be limber then.

Des - Hehehe...yelah Des, u wld know better kan?

9 said...

sporty spice was my fav. why? she's a scouser. wohoo!

superdzu said...

cosmic
i pun have to admit..
i like the spicegirls too.
dulu siap beli video okay.
ada collection of their videoclips.
hehe

Idham said...

:) * smile * nicee ..tq for bringing back the memories...STOP! let us hv some fun...ahh..nice...
tiena, spice girls did a spray commercial for ReXona!

idham. <---lurve the sugar n spice of life!

che'fara said...

hehe. i dulu dulu oso beli okkay the perfume spray tuh.hehe tutup bottle dia kaler orange okay.
gila minat!!!

tiena, gimme five!

Oreos said...

we guys like spice girls too, although our reasons might be slightly different...

Cosmic_GurL said...

9 - I like Sporty Spice too! Im surprised shes yr fav Spice Girls. Thought Gerri would be yr fav seeing shes fav of ALL the guys here :p

superdzu - Hehehe...same boat la kita. I used to watch their videoclip and try to dance like them. Lagi kelakar. LOL!

Blown Away - Aaahhh Rexona! Thanks Id :)

Che' Fara - u ni minat Spice Girls or the body spray? Hehehehe

Oreos - Yeah yeah, I know why men like Spice Girls. U men are so predictable :p