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The girls recorded this song in the home studio of their producer Elliot Kennedy. Mel C explained: "We recorded it in our trackies and socks. It was a cool vibe, dead laid-back. A lot of sentiment in the song is to do with what we've been through together. We've always been there for each other, so we wrote about that."
The girls play fictitious characters in the video, which was filmed in the Mojave Desert in the summer of 1996. The characters' names were Katrina Highkick (played by Melanie Chisholm), Trixie Firecracker (played by Geri Halliwell), Kung Fu Candy (played by Emma Bunton), Midnight Miss Suki (played by Victoria Addams Beckham), and Blazin' Bad Zula (played by Melanie Brown).
This entered the US charts at #5, which is the highest entry by a European artist.
In February of 1997, this won a Brit Award for Best Video. In addition, the Spice Girls' previous hit, "Wannabe
," won for Best Song.
On April 12, 1997, the Spice Girls performed this song and "Wannabe" on Saturday Night Live. (thanks, Jerro - New Alexandria, PA, for all above)
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