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Old 04-08-2013, 23:17
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Well how often do you hear Kylie Minogue squawking out 'I Should Be So Lucky' on mainstream radio?

You 'think' that the documentary and I over exaggerate her input.....

Do some research if you are confused

Rolling Stone and Times journalist David Sinclair's book "Wannabe: How The Spice Girls Reinvented Pop Fame" would be a good first read.
not often, but i do hear kylie's later hits. better to have some songs that have ongoing airplay longevity than to have none, which is geri's solo scenario.

i am happy in what i think by myself to be honest and i don't need to do any more research on the spice girls. there is absolutely no confusion on my part, her solo work left no lasting impact and nothing you have suggested has changed my viewpoint in any way.
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Old 04-08-2013, 23:47
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Old 04-08-2013, 23:56
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Old 05-08-2013, 00:06
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Every time I see this thread I misread it thinking its about the parody duo Queens Of Pop, I don't really think Geri Halliwell can be classed as the Queen Of Pop in 2013, the last time she released anything that did remotely well in the charts was Ride It in 2004, and that was hardly a smash hit

Yes the Spice Girls did phenomenally well in the 90s, they were without a doubt the biggest pop group of the decade with only One Direction rivalling them on a global scale since but in 2013, all five are irrelevant in terms of success and I don't think any of them will stage a miraculous return to their former successes
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:17
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the last time she released anything that did remotely well in the charts was Ride It in 2004, and that was hardly a smash hit
oh dear, i can well imagine a certain someone seething when reading this comment. so in the interest of balance, i will attempt to respond in full on "geri fan mode".

"please don't tell me it wasn't a smash hit, dear. she was huge in midweeks on the week of release, reaching as high as number two, darling. the radio killjoys refused to play the iconic track though and due to political radio policy, the song dropped quicker than she could sack one of her managers.

her ambitious solo tour the next year was also tipped for huge success and it would have furthered her dominance in pop culture alongside elvis. geri being the outrageous perfectionist she is though had to cancel that tour. always the driving force in her own career, she had ensure she had the right follow up single to the amazing "ride it" to continue her amazing string of chart successes and it had absolutely nothing to do with the widely reported disappointing ticket sales."
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:37
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- Having 11 number one songs in the UK officially makes Geri Halliwell the most successful British Female artist in British chart history.

- She is the only female to achieve four consecutive number one singles on the UK chart as a solo act, the only other artist to have done this being Elvis.

- She has sold over 75 million records as part of the Spice Girls and 12 million records as a solo act.


Unlike others, I don't feel the need to attempt mockery out of frustration and so I shall let these facts peak for themselves.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:43
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And Just For The Record, mocking Geri for having a number 4 single with Ride It whilst praising Kylie's relevance is rather strange to me given that Kylie's last single peaked at number 96...
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:51
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If she was dead Kate Bush would be spinning in her grave.
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Old 07-08-2013, 23:10
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Old 07-08-2013, 23:35
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Unlike others, I don't feel the need to attempt mockery out of frustration and so I shall let these facts peak for themselves.
who's frustrated?! this thread has been a source of much unintentional amusement, i was far from frustrated when i made that post that i assume you're addressing here. you're quite right though, the mockery was perhaps unnecessary, but no more unnecessary than the condescending suggestions that people not in agreement with you should do more research and the patronising "dear" and "darling" terms you used.

so you have bumped this thread due to another fluff piece written about the supposed former "queen"? excuse me, while i take a seat due to her ongoing relevance.
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Old 08-08-2013, 00:35
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- Having 11 number one songs in the UK officially makes Geri Halliwell the most successful British Female artist in British chart history.

- She is the only female to achieve four consecutive number one singles on the UK chart as a solo act, the only other artist to have done this being Elvis.

- She has sold over 75 million records as part of the Spice Girls and 12 million records as a solo act.


Unlike others, I don't feel the need to attempt mockery out of frustration and so I shall let these facts peak for themselves.
As a singles artist I agree but she is in no way the most successful British female artist in terms of album sales, her first two albums sold 700,000 according to official BPI certifications whilst her third is yet to be certified..

Compare that to Amy Winehouse whose three albums have sold over 5.1 million copies, Dido has sold 5.9 million copies of her first two albums and of course Adele who has sold 6.6 million copies of her first two albums, I know that I'd choose between these three for most successful British female artist
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Old 08-08-2013, 00:50
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I prefer her to do something with the spice girls then solo stuff.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:23
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As a singles artist I agree but she is in no way the most successful British female artist in terms of album sales, her first two albums sold 700,000 according to official BPI certifications whilst her third is yet to be certified..

Compare that to Amy Winehouse whose three albums have sold over 5.1 million copies, Dido has sold 5.9 million copies of her first two albums and of course Adele who has sold 6.6 million copies of her first two albums, I know that I'd choose between these three for most successful British female artist
there is absolutely no comparison. the three solo artists you mentioned here completely overshadow geri's solo achievements domestically and absolutely dwarf her in terms of global sales. i know some fans like to include her spice girls achievements to pad out her overall impact, but these women you mention are artists that made their successes on their own and are frankly on another level in terms of talent.

there is no denying geri had a brief spell of chart success away from the group. her string of solo #1s is impressive, but those singles had no real lasting impact and her biggest hit was a cover that will never be considered the definitive version of the song. her record of solo #1s still stands today in uk chart history, but it has no ongoing commodity. i mean even olly murs turned down the opportunity to collaborate with her and considering his recent hit with flo rida, he's clearly not that fussy.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:23
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- Having 11 number one songs in the UK officially makes Geri Halliwell the most successful British Female artist in British chart history.

- She is the only female to achieve four consecutive number one singles on the UK chart as a solo act, the only other artist to have done this being Elvis.

- She has sold over 75 million records as part of the Spice Girls and 12 million records as a solo act.


Unlike others, I don't feel the need to attempt mockery out of frustration and so I shall let these facts peak for themselves.
I'm a HUGE Geri fan and always have been, but you repeating this statement about 4 consecutive no.1s and amount of records sold is embarrassing.

She's not the queen of British pop, but it doesn't matter to me whether she is or not. It doesn't take away from the fact that I enjoy her music.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:41
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Queen of British pop, surely Boy George is in the running.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:36
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there is absolutely no comparison. the three solo artists you mentioned here completely overshadow geri's solo achievements domestically and absolutely dwarf her in terms of global sales. i know some fans like to include her spice girls achievements to pad out her overall impact, but these women you mention are artists that made their successes on their own and are frankly on another level in terms of talent.

there is no denying geri had a brief spell of chart success away from the group. her string of solo #1s is impressive, but those singles had no real lasting impact and her biggest hit was a cover that will never be considered the definitive version of the song. her record of solo #1s still stands today in uk chart history, but it has no ongoing commodity. i mean even olly murs turned down the opportunity to collaborate with her and considering his recent hit with flo rida, he's clearly not that fussy.
Oh I don't for one second think Geri is the Queen of British Pop, I know the three artists completely tear apart that claim, I was just saying she HAD a good run but the further away time got from the Spice Girls, she just became less and less relevant to the point she is now, she will have no impact now but good luck to her
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Old 08-08-2013, 17:45
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Oh I don't for one second think Geri is the Queen of British Pop, I know the three artists completely tear apart that claim, I was just saying she HAD a good run but the further away time got from the Spice Girls, she just became less and less relevant to the point she is now, she will have no impact now but good luck to her
yeah sorry, i could have worded my reply better. i meant to say i agreed with your post. i wish geri well too and i agree she had a good run of hit singles for a brief period, but i feel her successes are over exaggerated here by some.
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Old 08-08-2013, 18:42
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yeah sorry, i could have worded my reply better. i meant to say i agreed with your post. i wish geri well too and i agree she had a good run of hit singles for a brief period, but i feel her successes are over exaggerated here by some.
100%, she just went from being one fifth of a pop puppet girl group to being a pop puppet solo artist, there is nothing fresh or original about her
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Old 08-08-2013, 23:59
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100%, she just went from being one fifth of a pop puppet girl group to being a pop puppet solo artist, there is nothing fresh or original about her
I have absolutely taken on board the last few posts in this thread - however - this statement is completely ignorant and frankly laughable.

Geri has never been a 'puppet'.
Anyone with a basic knowledge of The Spice Girls story, with regards to Geri in particular, would never call her a 'puppet' within the music industry.

Ridiculous.
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Old 09-08-2013, 00:46
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100%, she just went from being one fifth of a pop puppet girl group to being a pop puppet solo artist, there is nothing fresh or original about her
Correct. What's she known for? A union jack dress... that's her "musical contribution".
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:21
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Oh, I didn't realise that Gerri Halliwell had a publicist working for her on DS. Weird.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:32
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- Having 11 number one songs in the UK officially makes Geri Halliwell the most successful British Female artist in British chart history.
I may be wrong but.......

Mel C also has 11, so thats joint the most successful British Female artist in British chart history.

For the record, Mel C has more talent in her toe nail clippings than GH

EDIT : I believe if you are counting No 1's as part of a group, Mel C was also at number 1 with "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", which makes a clear winner with 12
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:25
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I may be wrong but.......

Mel C also has 11, so thats joint the most successful British Female artist in British chart history.

For the record, Mel C has more talent in her toe nail clippings than GH

EDIT : I believe if you are counting No 1's as part of a group, Mel C was also at number 1 with "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", which makes a clear winner with 12
oh dear, she's been partially "dethroned" by a former work colleague. even so, she can still be happy in the knowledge that she is up there with elvis with her consecutive string of #1 hits, so she keeps that part of her "title" in tact. although, elvis's last string of #1 singles charted more recently than hers.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:47
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In regards to Melanie C Never Be The Same Again & I Turn To You You were #1 back in 2000 she recently featured on a charity single which lets be honest. Shaznay from the All Saints or even Toyah Wilcox could achieve that. It has nothing to do with Melanie C it was a charity single but as vocals are on there & yes it is part of her C.V that's 3 solo #1.

Geri 3 singles released form her debut & Its Raining Men from Scream that's 4 #1. Look At Me & Ride It could've easily been #1 especially Look At Me. Now when Geri releases her new music if shes offered the chance to lay some vocals on a charity singles she should go for it! Be her 5th #1 now will people be quite as fair if she did do that. I'd openly admit charity single regardless of who offers vocals. I don't get what some people have against Geri. One poster in particular seems to comment on a lot of Geri posts. Negatively but hey each to their own!!

Spice Girls had 9 massive ones its no secret Geri co-wrote a lot of them. Geri was part of 7 & Melanie C part of all 9.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:52
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I have absolutely taken on board the last few posts in this thread - however - this statement is completely ignorant and frankly laughable.

Geri has never been a 'puppet'.
Anyone with a basic knowledge of The Spice Girls story, with regards to Geri in particular, would never call her a 'puppet' within the music industry.

Ridiculous.
They aren't even doing any research. Just hating for the sake of it. I could never come on a forum & have an opinion with no valid points but a lot of people have on here. I agree absolutely ridiculous!
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