Vintage Spice Girls T-Shirt, Spice up your life, 1997 all rights reserved Spice Girls, Girl Power!
"Spice Up Your Life" by English girl group sensation the Spice Girls, from their second studio album, Spiceworld (1997). The song was co-written by the group with Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard, at the same time as the group was shooting scenes for their 1997 film Spice World. The song's theme reflects the group desire to "write a song for the world" while the lyrics has been labeled as dance oriented with a self-promoting message.
Released as the album's lead single in October 1997, it received an extensive worldwide promotional campaign that included a series of appearances on television programmes and presentations at award shows. The song received mixed reviews from critics, obtaining divisive opinions for its production and lyrical content. Despite the lukewarm critical reception, the song was a commercial success. It debuted top the UK Singles Chart, becoming the group's fifth consecutive number one in the United Kingdom and has since gone platinum. It performed similarly on the music charts in the rest of Europe and Oceania.