Tim: So a couple of weeks back some random on Twitter posted that
I’ve just read that apparently the song that was number 1 on your 14th birthday defines your life
— Swank Af 🥀 (@Swank0cean) May 30, 2018
Tom: The thankfully forgotten Gym & Tonic by Spacedust.
Tim: Oof, blimey.
Tom: Yeah, never mind. What did you get?
Tim: This TOTAL. BANGER.
Tom: I had forgotten quite how much NINETIES SYNTH there was in that. Actually, I’d forgotten most of it, but especially the NINETIES SYNTH.
Tim: Isn’t it fabulous? Now, depending on how you frame it, you can logically make a case for several of the Spice Girls to have had the most solo success, with the possible exception of Mel B.
Tom: Harsh. Judge on America’s Got Talent, presenter in Australia, television host in the UK? In terms of how many people around the world would recognise her in the street, I reckon she’s probably in the lead right now.
Tim: Ooh, hmm, maybe a bit harsh, then, I guess.
Tom: How about the others?
Tim: Geri Halliwell had the most number 1s, Victoria Beckham’s married to, well, David Beckham, and Emma Bunton’s got a steady gig on Capital Radio. On the other hand, Mel C has three of the top 5 best-selling solo singles, and came out with Northern Star, an album with one of the best killer:filler ratios ever; it is LOVELY, with the title track being criminally underappreciated at the time.
Tom: Or, you might say, even now.
Tim: And then there was this, a BRILLIANT dance pop number that I just couldn’t get enough of at the time, and to be honest still can’t now I’ve started playing it again. YES to this defining my life.