Quiz about Spiceworld Lyrics Match Game
Quiz about Spiceworld Lyrics Match Game

'Spiceworld' Lyrics Match Game Quiz


As a follow-up to my 'Spice' lyrics match quiz, I've decided to do one for 'Spiceworld', my favourite Spice Girls album (and the last they did with Geri/Ginger Spice).

A matching quiz by Kankurette. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Kankurette
Time
4 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
398,245
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
176
Last 3 plays: Guest 213 (10/10), Guest 49 (10/10), Guest 71 (0/10).
Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
QuestionsChoices
1. 'What part of 'no' don't you understand? I want a man, not a boy who thinks he can!'  
Viva Forever
2. 'Keep your head down, keep your legs shut, get back in your place.'  
Too Much
3. 'We're sowing the seed, every colour, every creed, teach, never preach, listen up and take heed.'  
Denying
4. 'Flamenco, lambada, but hip-hop is harder, we moonwalk the foxtrot and polka the salsa.'  
Stop
5. 'Hasta maņana, always be mine.'  
Move Over
6. 'He may have the looks, he may have the charms, but where does he go, what does he do when he's not in your arms?'  
Never Give Up on the Good Times
7. 'You just walk in, I make you smile, it's cool, but you don't even know me.'  
The Lady is a Vamp
8. 'I know you're sweet, but you don't wanna be seen that way.'  
Do It
9. 'She's a Bond babe, kick some ass, Dr No, this girl's got class!'  
Spice Up Your Life
10. 'She used to be a chancer, sparkle in the rain, told me she needed a friend.'  
Saturday Night Divas






Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. 'What part of 'no' don't you understand? I want a man, not a boy who thinks he can!'

Answer: Too Much

'Too Much' was written with Absolute, aka Paul Wilson and Andy Watkins, during the filming of 'Spiceworld', when the group would miss songwriting and recording sessions because they were filming. According to Wilson in David Sinclair's biography 'Wannabe: How the Spice Girls Reinvented Pop Fame', Geri Halliwell came into the studio and sang 'Too much of something, da da da da...' (she had written some lines for the song during rehearsals) and then left Absolute to finish it off.

They came up with what Wilson called a doo-wop track, and the rest of the group filtered in and out to add their own bits.

The video was a shout-out to various films: 'Mad Max' (Mel B), 'Batman Returns' (Victoria as Catwoman), 'Poltergeist' (Emma), 'Gilda' (Geri), and 'Year of the Dragon' (Mel C).

A version intercut with 'Spiceworld' footage was also released to tie in with the movie. Like '2 Become 1' the year before, it was the Christmas Number One in the UK.
2. 'Keep your head down, keep your legs shut, get back in your place.'

Answer: Do It

'Do It' was written with Absolute. When the Spice Girls performed the song at their American gigs in 1998, they were accompanied by a group of dancers called the Spice Boys.
3. 'We're sowing the seed, every colour, every creed, teach, never preach, listen up and take heed.'

Answer: Move Over

'Move Over' was written with Mary Wood and Clifford Lane, and produced by Richard 'Biff' Stannard and Matt Rowe. It was a promotional single for Pepsi, and a snippet appeared in Pepsi adverts in 1997. Another single, 'Step To Me', could be obtained by sending off 20 Pepsi ring pulls; however, this song only appears on the Japanese version of 'Spiceworld'.

It was the only song from that era co-written with Elliot Kennedy, who had also worked on 'Spice'. Kennedy was put off working with the Spice Girls by the furore surrounding the group while 'Spiceworld' was being filmed, and from what he heard about the other songwriters' experiences.
4. 'Flamenco, lambada, but hip-hop is harder, we moonwalk the foxtrot and polka the salsa.'

Answer: Spice Up Your Life

'Spice Up Your Life' was written with Richard 'Biff' Stannard and Matt Rowe, and was the first single off 'Spiceworld'. The group wanted a carnival-themed video to go with the music, but the record company wanted a 'Blade Runner' pastiche with the group in black outfits, flying a spaceship around a Spice Girls-dominated dystopia. Mel B later said in her autobiography that the Spice Girls were not happy about this, but were too exhausted to argue, and that she 'still can't understand what's going on in (the video) half the time'.
5. 'Hasta maņana, always be mine.'

Answer: Viva Forever

'Viva Forever' was written with Richard 'Biff' Stannard and Matt Rowe, with Geri being the main writer of the song in the group. As the Spice Girls were unable to film a video, a stop-motion video was made with metal fairy puppets standing in for them.

The fairies encounter a pair of children in a wood, and one of the children climbs into a giant Rubik's Cube. The video took five months to make. It also turned out to be the last single featuring Geri; the group performed it without her on TV, claiming she was ill, but she was later confirmed to have left the group in May 1998. 'Viva Forever' was released two months later.

A musical based on Spice Girls songs named 'Viva Forever!', written by Jennifer Saunders (who played Geri in the 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Comic Relief video), came out in 2012 and was universally panned by critics.
6. 'He may have the looks, he may have the charms, but where does he go, what does he do when he's not in your arms?'

Answer: Saturday Night Divas

'Saturday Night Divas' was written with Richard 'Biff' Stannard and Matt Rowe. Status Quo fans might notice that the opening line ('get down, get deeper and down') is very similar to the opening lines of 'Down Down'.
7. 'You just walk in, I make you smile, it's cool, but you don't even know me.'

Answer: Stop

'Stop' was written with Absolute, and was the first Spice Girls single to not chart at Number One (it was Number Two instead). It was the third single to be released from 'Spiceworld'. Geri recorded the first line on a Dictaphone and gave it to Absolute, and said in her autobiography that she had wanted the song to have a Motown feel.

The video for the song was filmed in Ireland, and was set in the '50s. The B-side was a cover of 'Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now', featuring Luther Vandross.
8. 'I know you're sweet, but you don't wanna be seen that way.'

Answer: Denying

'Denying' was written with Absolute. When the Spice Girls performed it on tour, Geri originally played the part of a rollerskating waitress, but was unsteady on her skates - she was the Spice Girl with the least musical and dance training - and got in Mel B's way when she skated around the stage while Mel B was trying to sing.

The group got fed up with Geri's lack of rollerskating ability and made her stick to one side of the stage.
9. 'She's a Bond babe, kick some ass, Dr No, this girl's got class!'

Answer: The Lady is a Vamp

'The Lady is a Vamp' was written with Absolute. It namechecks various celebrities, including Elvis Presley, Ziggy Marley and Twiggy; the group dressed up as some of the people in the song in 'Spiceworld' (Victoria as a blonde Bond Girl and Emma and Mel C as Sandy and Danny from 'Grease', for instance).
10. 'She used to be a chancer, sparkle in the rain, told me she needed a friend.'

Answer: Never Give Up on the Good Times

'Never Give Up on the Good Times' was written with Richard 'Biff' Stannard and Matt Rowe. Like 'Who Do You Think You Are?', it has a disco feel and was originally going to be a double A-side with a ballad ('Viva Forever', in this case). However, the record company decided to stick solely with 'Viva Forever'.
Source: Author Kankurette

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