Behind the album: 'Spice' by Spice Girls
"We wrote ''Wannabe'' quite quickly, but it took ages to get it to sound right. I remember waking up on the studio floor with this post-it from Matt saying, 'Press play.' We'd finally got it. So it was luck and hard work." - Richard Stannard (co-writer)
"We recorded ''Say You'll Be There'' in our trackies and socks. It was a cool vibe, dead laid-back. A lot of sentiment in the song is to do with what we've been through together. We've always been there for each other, so we wrote about that." - Melanie C
''For ''2 Become 1'' we decided to change the lyrics from: ''Any deal that we endeavor, boys and girls feel good together'' to ''Once again if we endeavor, love will bring us back together''. We felt like it needed to be more inclusive.'' - Emma Bunton
We wrote 'Mama' when I was going through a bad phase with my mum. The sentiments are really that your mum's probably the best friend that you've got. Whether she's an over-protective mother or a bit of a landmine, she probably knows you better than yourself in some ways. - Mel B
The thing is when they wrote songs such as ''Who Do You Think You Are'' they were also writing the dance routine, constructing the video, all at the same time as writing the song. And that's when the penny dropped. They say that the mother of invention is copying somebody and getting it wrong. Their sound was actually not getting R&B quite right.'' - Paul Wilson
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''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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