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Spice Girls presentation for Humanities

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Ellen Abernethy

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Spice Girls! By: Ellen Abernethy, Jorden Doyle, Haley Rice and Tina Tomic Historical Influences Critical Reception Historical Impact Contemporary relevance Our Personal Reflections Social Influences Video clip Many artists are said to have influenced The Spice Girls, some of which include:
En Vogue
Janet Jackson
Kylie Minogue
Madonna
New Kids on the Block
Paula Abdul
Samantha Fox
Wham!
Whitney Houston

Influenced by the spice girls:
-All saints
-B*Witched
-Boyzone
-Brittney Spears
-Christina Aguilera
-Cleopatra
-Five
-LFO
-Play
-Spice Squirrels
-Vitamin C A mutual criticism of the spice girls is that their music was lacking meaningful lyrics and emotion.
Many described it as "bubble gum" pop.. what this means is that the songs were sugar filled with no real protein. In other words the music sounded good but had no meaning.
"The men don't know but the little girls understand"... The spice girls were accused of many crimes from insipidness, which means it was boring and dull. They were also accused of anti feminism with their slogan "girl power". Societies influences on the spice girls:
-Each spice girl was given a stereotype to follow
-Each persona represented their motto of "girl power"
-Each of their personas targeted a group of people
-They were seen for their personas rather then their actual personalities
Uninvestigated assumptions or questioned power relations of society:
-Whether each spice girl did target specific audiences
AND
-If each spice girl had expectations she must maintain -The spice girl crave was known as “spicemania”

-The Spice Girls famous phrase ‘girl power’ and the peace sign became recognized worldwide. Girl power is the rights and power of women and being confident and strong enough to make your own decisions.

-The girls all came from ordinary backgrounds and bring the message “Anyone can achieve their dreams”.

-The Spice Girls also influenced the fashion industry, they were well known for their platform shoes, mini dresses and leopard print. Each girl wore what they represented leading to a trend of individualism and wearing clothes that matched their personalities. To us, The Spice Girls were our idols and their music is still entertaining. We all agree The Spice Girls music was original and upbeat even if their song meanings were not always relevant. To us their music will always be enjoyable, even though they aren't creating new music we believe they will always be the best and most popular girl band of all time. Who are the spice girls -They are a multi-award winning girl group

-Consisting of five singers

-They dominated the British pop music scene in the early 1990`s

-They were number 1 in 53 countries

-Their original band name is "touch"

-The girls released their debut single "wanna be" in July 1996 and that song stayed number one for seven weeks running

-Their album "spice" became the fastest selling album since the Beatles

-Their film "SpiceWorld" was released December 1997 netting over one hundred million dollars at the box office -Resembled normal common girls with big ambitions
-Inspiring and empowering
-Balanced sex and consumerism aspect of image with good friendship and positive reinforcement
-They were being themselves
-Provided gateway for little girls to find better role models References All Music. (2012). Spice Girls. Retrieved from http://www.allmusic.com/artist/spice-girls-mn0000008828/related Metro Active. (1997). Vanilla Spice. Retrieved from http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/11.20.97/spicegirls-9747.html The Spice Girls Biography, (2005) Retreived November 26, 2012. http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biographies/spice-girls.html Smith. (2012). The impact of the spice girls. Female First. Retrieved from https://www.femalefirst.co.uk/music/features/The+Spice+Girls-252411.html "For all their skin-tight outfits . . . the five are still the physical embodiments of the inner tweenager lurking in every audience member - little girls dancing along to the radio with a microphone-hairbrush." - Nora McLeese In conclusion...... Sadly, in May 1998 The Spice Girls recieved the major blow that Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice) announced she would be leaving the band due to differences between the girls and exhaustion. This was the beginning of the end for the girls career as a band In Feburary 2001 the group (excluding Geri) announced they were taking a break and focusing on their solo careers, but emphasized they were not breaking up as a group. The girls reunited including Geri reunited for a major world tour called "The Return of The Spice Girls" at the beginning of 2007, the first ticket sales in London sold out in 38 seconds. The tour was cut short because of "personal and family commitments". The girls recently performed as together as a band at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, where the performed "Spice up your life" and "Wannabe".
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