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For years Eurovision fans have dreamed of the Spice Girls reuniting and singing for the UK at Eurovision. So in July, when three of the five singers confirmed their participation in a reunion to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Wannabe”, it was only natural that the Eurofan rumour mill went into overdrive.

And today it’s gone nuclear with the leak of “Song For Her” — their first song together in forever.

Proving once again that they sound totally fierce when studio re-mastered, the newly formed GEM — that’s  Geri Horner (née Halliwell), Emma Bunton and Mel B — serves that Spice Girl realness, combining optimism, pop and a heavy beat to great effect.

Best of all: The song starts to fade just after the three-minute mark, prompting fans to say it can be re-cast and re-cut for Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv.

“Song For Her” reaction

“Song For Her” is actually a song for everyone, with the lyrics telling the overworked, underpaid and super stressed of the world that they are everything and that through self-belief they can channel their boom boom pop.

This is a song for her

You know you light it up

’cause you know who you are

Stand up stand up

She’s got that boom boom pop

That’s something they can’t stop

She’s got that ohh ohh ohhhh

Song for her

Spice Girls Gem: “Song For Her”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQY0FVBebDg

What do you think about the song? Do you think that it would be a strong Eurovision entry? Do you think that GEM would lower themselves and compete at Eurovision: You Decide — the BBC’s national selection? And could they win? Let us know in the comments box below.

“Song For Her” lyrics — GEM / Spice Girls

Kids are laughing, it’s four in the morning
Can’t help smiling, can’t help yawning
Ladder in my tights, gotta think I’ll be climbing forever

My head’s in a daze, but the caffeine is fixing
Chasing the clock, but I can’t stop the ticking
Nobody knows, but I’m barely just keeping it together

I’m spinning, I’m dropping, I’m rushing, I’m dressing
My nights they all roll into day

This is a song for her
You know you light it up
Cause you know who you are
Stand up stand up
She’s got that boom boom pop
That’s something they can’t stop
She’s got that ohh ohh ohhhh
Song for her

Life is a river, wherever it’s flowing
Jump on a bus, who knows where it’s going?
Stayed out all night, careless and carefree together
Where is that girl, is she long gone or missing?
Can’t bring her back, just reminiscing
There in the mirror, she’s shouting
I’ve been here forever

I’m burning, I’m slipping, I’m pushing, I’m yelling
But I’ve still got something to say

This is a song for her
You know you light it up
Cause you know who you are
Stand up stand up
She’s got that boom boom pop
That’s something they can’t stop
She’s got that ohh ohh ohhhh
Song for her

Wipe all the tears you’ve been crying
Lift up your dreams, feel like your’e flying
Never forget the girl is the woman you are

This is a song for her
This is a song for her

This is a song for her
You know you light it up
Cause you know who you are
Stand up stand up
She’s got that boom boom pop
That’s something they can’t stop
She’s got that ohh ohh ohhhh
Song for her

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Talitha
4 years ago

Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Cheers

Oxana
Oxana
4 years ago

Racal, I see. Culture of Brits is too different from our culture, maybe I’m missing some small details in the whole picture if Spices (like their background, style) because I had no idea about these details and it’s hard to understand the importance of some things (cultural difference) agree about Moby – he’s musician. dj Bobo – that surprises me, how comes you have heard only that commercial garbage? His hits are “Respect Yourself”, “Freedom”, “Somebody Dance with Me”, “Where’s your Love” and more. It stormed our radio stations and clubs along with other dance songs. And we had his… Read more »

Racal
Racal
4 years ago

@Oxana: I don’t know about Ukraine but in Western Europe DJ Bobo is only known for a ridiculous Coca-Cola jingle from 15 years ago (“Chihuahua”). I didn’t even know he had made other works (and I’m Swiss like him). Spice Girls were singing cheesy commercial songs and didn’t have the best vocals. They still are the best-selling female group of all time (80 million albums worldwide!)… So there clearly is something you’re missing about them. To me, their chemistry on stage, their female empowerment narrative and their rags-to-riches history (they all come from a working-class background) contributed to creating some… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
4 years ago

Napaw, you are misguided in your belief that the contest is for “fresh new acts”. Plain wrong, in fact. Firstly, it’s a song contest, not a singer contest. It should be primarily for professional artists, in my view, not amateurs. This is not the X Factor. If you look back over the history of the show, you will see many well regarded and highly successful singers and songwriters going back to the very start. Of course, that’s not always the case, but it was never supposed to be a launchpad for beginners.

Napaw
Napaw
4 years ago

Hm, I don’t know. I have an issue with Eurovision acts that already reached a respectable amount of fame in the past (Blue, No Angels, this guy from Westlife this year…).

Considering Eurovision actually is a contest for fresh new acts trying to make a name outside their home country.

Another point is: competing might either boost their career (at least for a short time) or ruin them once and for all.

(Speaking of No Angels: they became a national laughing stock after their Eurovision fail)

Oxana
Oxana
4 years ago

@Racal, when I think about 90-s music I think about dance remixes from dj Bobo, II Unlimited, Scooter, Moby, Fatboy Slim (what’s on surface, not counting club music). every of mentioned groups had something – voice or brand new style in music, unique thing they took to the table. When I think about Spices I’m failing to find at least anything special about them. voice? no. music? heck no. They are one of the million pop stars who haven’t made our music better. on the contrary dj Bobo promoted euro dance, his songs had a real meaning and many people… Read more »

Racal
Racal
4 years ago

@Oxana: How can you say they are confident? They never even said they were remotely interested in ESC, this is just Wiwibloggs extrapolating. They will not participate.

Music is subjective btw, you may think that the Spice Girls are a torture but most people don’t exactly consider DJ Bobo as a virtuoso. 😉

Racal
Racal
4 years ago

That would flop… I like the Spice Girls, they’re a symbol of the nineties and they truly changed the music industry back then. But let’s face it, that was 20 years ago. That song is not good, and half the Spice Girls is not enough to recreate the magic.

I also don’t think they will participate. They’re already rich and famous, there’s nothing in it for them.

Oxana
Oxana
4 years ago

what these wannabees have in common with ESC? they have no voice, no style, no freshness. It amuses me how confident they are in themselves. They sarted to “sing” decades ago and there was no real progress in their vocal manners (every kid from jesc does it better, really), while their natural vocal ability started to fade with age. they remind me Russian pop stars who tortures people for 40-50 years with their “good songs”. They should stay away from ESC and if they really feel the urge to torture people with their songs again they should go on tour… Read more »

steve
steve
4 years ago

It makes no difference who the UK send, the song has to be right. We can send the best performer with the best voice, but if the song is no good then we will come in the bottom half. So we need a powerful, stand out song with a good singer performing it- does not matter if it is a new act or established. This song simply is not good enough for Eurovision. We wont/ cant win but a top 10 is still possible with the right song.

Make Frans Trend Again (and again)
Make Frans Trend Again (and again)
4 years ago

It’s something that UK should have sent in 2003.

Jonas
Jonas
4 years ago

I’d rather see a brilliant new act with an incredible new song, but if that’s not going to happen, and there’s absolutely no sign of it, then I’d be happy with these “legacy” artists competing. Better than boring non-entites. At least they have some modicum of interest and star power.

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

No more formerly great artists from the UK! Enough of has been-trying to stay relevant in a time when no one cares about them. Hasn’t UK learned that lesson?And this time it’s not even the whole group?

I love Spice Girls dearly. I do. I love every one of their songs. They had amazing career. But they should stay a thing of nostalgia, for us to remember fondly.
And the song isn’t even that good. A forgettable middle of the road modern Schlager. SVT would have seen it as a filler novelty act.

beccaboo1212
4 years ago

I don’t know. That could work, or maybe it could be used for typical airplay. :/

Jonas
Jonas
4 years ago

Mel B is performing in the Broadway musical Chicago until late February next year, I know it’s still technically possible but it does make it seem unlikely.

Pollaski 3: Rise of the Machines
Pollaski 3: Rise of the Machines
4 years ago

How many times have attempts at “Legacy/Resurrection Acts” failed for the UK? Yes, they won with Katrina and the Waves way the hell back in 97, but they bombed with Daz (Bus Stop), Scooch, Bonnie Tyler, and Englebert Humperdink. Do you really think 3/5 of the Spice Girls can save the day? If UK is going to actually get good again, they need to stop trying musical necromancy, and stop hoping that some world-renowned act like Coldplay, Adele, or the Script is going to actually risk their careers on this. Their best bet is to find an exciting catchy song,… Read more »

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

@Charles, Alex: NAY! And I’m in agreement with the both of you. They’ve been has-beens ever since late-2000; and at this point, they’re the kind of has-beens who would make Humperdinck look like a contender.

At this point in time, they’d have much better luck with Little Mix and a Thomas G:son song.

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

they would never do it. Has-beens flop in Eurovision.

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
4 years ago

I love Spice Girls. I hope Spice Girls will represent UK in Kyiv. It`s good song.

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

The Spice girls-leftovers for the UK and a visual artist for France …. what’s next … fans wanting to be in charge of Eurovision turning it into the freak show they always wanted the most? More old ladies backing bread and more drag queens jogging on stage? More polish breast milking cows or Greek kilt-dressed dudes hopefully without nothing underneath the kilts? Where is the music in all this? Oh right .. sorry … almost forgot …. nobody has got time for that.

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

@fikri: … which means you clearly believe Eurovision is not a musical contest or you just don’t care about its musical content … but considering that the Spice Girls were more fame than musical artistry … I am kinda amazed you don’t want them to be in Eurovision, where participants mostly are about “image” than “substance”.

Erin
Erin
4 years ago

“I’m crashing
I’m burning
I’m screaming
I’m fading,
I’m falling, falling” . Been there, done that, so I’d rather fall with Judah Gavra than that boom boom poo poopy doo pop.

dutchie
dutchie
4 years ago

It would take a very bad song for the Spice Girls to come last in Eurovision.

However, I think this could be that song.

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
4 years ago

the song is sooooo twee yikes
i mean its the spice girls it can’t be this low quality

Colin
Colin
4 years ago

I love these kinds of news;

Step 1 – Pick a random artist who made a new song or album.

Step 2 – Ask people would they be excited seeing that artist in the next ESC despite there being zero evidence of them even approaching the broadcaster let alone being picked.

HubertZnajomski
4 years ago

I think, that they won’t represent UK at Eurovision. They were famous many years ago. Probably they won’t get high place (max. 15th)

ESC-AU-Fan
ESC-AU-Fan
4 years ago

This is getting old. If the Spice Girls (now comes in 3) join ESC, they will probably follow the footsteps of Blue, Engelbert Humperdinck and Bonnie Taylor as the British artist who tries to return into international stardom but tend to be shrugged off by the public. As a Spice Girls fans, I don’t want them to ruin their career by joining the contest and end up being ignored just because A) its the UK and B) the gals had their time already. Maybe they are better off setting their career back on track on their own. Eurovision is not… Read more »

Marc
Marc
4 years ago

Nop. Next.

UK needs to realise what kind of music Europe loves.
British songs as “Say you won’t let go”, “Rockabye” or “Human” are being played everywhere for some reason. They are so great.

We want a real hit from UK. The name doesn’t matter.

fikri
fikri
4 years ago

urgh, i love these girls too much for them to destroy their legacy by participating in eurovision. 🙁