Classic Of The Week: Spice Girls
For this week’s classic, we have picked one of the most recognizable pop songs of the 90s. You’re welcome, folks
Take yourself back to 1996 and the dawn of ‘girl power.’ Riot grrrl had taken female-fronted groups spitting and screaming into punk’s overground underground at the decade’s outset, and five UK girls had drawn on its spirit to bring female empowerment into pop’s mainstream.
Written by Posh, Ginger, Scary, Sporty, and Baby during the group’s first professional songwriting session, 2 Become 1 was aided by the sublime writing talents of Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard. It was a UK Christmas No 1, topping the charts for three weeks, and it’s no surprise; it’s a glossy, delicate pop classic that had the quintet at their peak.
Effortlessly catchy and with a message of safe sex (“be a little bit wiser baby, put it on, put it on.’Cause tonight is the night when two become one.”), 2 Become 1 is one of the 90s finest pop classics and a gem for the ages that Songwriting hope you love as much as we do.