In the book “The Spice Girls Revisited” by David Sinclair it was confirmed by the co-writers/producers of the song Matthew Rowe & Richard Stannard that Geri Halliwell was the main songwriter of “Viva Forever”, the last single by the Spice Girls as 5 piece. The song was written/recorded in 1997.
As for the meaning of the song, it is said that it’s about a romance that she kept a secret [Feelings unfold, they will never be sold and the secret’s safe with me] and it mostly reflects on the holidays, adventures and memories they made together.
The funny thing is: Geri never had a long term boyfriend during the Spice Girls or had the time to date anyone outside fame. Plus, most of the holidays/adventures she went was with Melanie B [Fiji, Portugal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Antigua and Barbudas, Maui, the infamous Mojave desert incident]. At the end, it pretty much explains why the song never mentions a “he”.
Bottom line: The song is about her relationship with Mel B.
Note: Mel B cried while performing this song twice in Oslo, Norway during the ‘98 Tour. The 28th of May (the day after Geri left) and the 29th (on her 23rd birthday).
[Announcement]: Actor Dominique Provost-Chalkley and Executive Producer/Showrunner Emily Andras will be joining us at ClexaCon
Born in Bristol, South West England, Dominique began dancing at the age of 4 and after quickly discovering her passion for all performing arts trained in acting, singing and all genres of dance to become as versatile a performer as possible.
At 16 years old Dominique went on to train for 3 years at Laine Theatre Arts and prior to graduating managed to secure a part in the West End’s hit Musical Dirty Dancing where she played the Alternate Baby Houseman at only 19 years old.
Whilst starring in Dirty Dancing Dominique discovered her real passion for straight acting. She then went on to feature in E4’s comedy series The Midnight Beast.
Paul Hyett’s ‘The Seasoning House’ (2013) was Dominique’s first feature film which was a huge success premiering as FrightFest’s opening night movie and making cinema release. Dominique then starred in the West End’s hit musical Viva Forever based on the songs of the Spice Girls.
In 2015, Dominique filmed Marvel’s ‘The Avengers - Age of Ultron’ where she gained invaluable experience.Other TV and film credits include 12 Monkeys, Murdoch Mysteries and Buckout Road. Dominique’s favourite project to date was filming Wynonna Earp in Calgary, Canada - where she played Wynonna’s younger sister Waverly. She is very much looking forward to filming it’s Second Season in Dec 2016.
The Boston-born, Calgary-bred Andras has a diverse list of television credits to her name. Currently, she is the Showrunner and Executive Producer of SyFy’s new hit series Wynonna Earp. Previously, she spent three seasons as the Showrunner and Executive Producer of Lost Girl, and recently worked as the Supervising Producer on Killjoys, where she got to write about spaceships.
Andras’ other recent credits include writer and Co-producer of the police drama King, and Showrunner and Executive Producer of Instant Star. She has written for numerous other series such as Degrassi: The Next Generation , Sophie, Total Drama Island, and 11 Cameras. She was also hand-picked by Nora Roberts to shepherd her New York Times’ #1 best-selling Blood Magick trilogy to series.
Andras is known for her fresh and witty take – CNBC called her “a genre darling” with a “cult following” – and that’s nice. But what Emily really wants to be remembered for is being pulled onstage to dance with Bruce Springsteen. Which totally happened.
Instant fan of anyone who gets quality animation work done in their videos ,so beautiful .I really love all these videos a lot -The Aaliyah video used to play in Ghana sometimes but it was so short I’d keep missing it (before I could just youtube it). And I remember my brother and sis being obsessed with the viva Forever song but all I cared about was how cool the fairies looked :’) .
1- Kelela : “ A message” character design by Yusuke Kozaki directed by Daniel SannWald Animation by Fantasista Utamaro
2- Aaliyah: “We need a Resolution” tour promo directed designed by Robert Valley
3-Kelis: “ Get Along with you”-directed by Paul Hunter
4- Spice Girls : “Viva Forever ” directed by Oscar winner Steve Box of Aardman Animations
Spice Girls: Celebrating almost 20 years of Girl Power!
01. Megamix (Club Version) - Spice Girls // 02. Look At Me - Geri Halliwell // 03. (Hey You) Free Up Your Mind - Emma Bunton/k./P // 04. Feels So Good - Melanie B // 05. Not Such An Innocent Girl - Victoria Beckham // 06. Never Be The Same Again - Melanie C ft Lisa “LeftEye” Lopes // 07. What Took You So Long - Emma Bunton // 08. Holler - Spice Girls // 09. Rock Me (Radio Edit) Melanie C // 10. Like That - Victoria Beckham // 11. For Once In My Life - Melanie B // 12. Take My Breath Away - Emma Bunton // 13. It’s Raining Men - Geri Halliwell // 14. Out Of Your Mind - True Steppers ft. Dane Bowers & Victoria Beckham // 15. Think About It - Melanie C // 16. Viva Forever - Spice Girls