9. Melanie C Featuring Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes “Never Be the Same Again”
From Northern Star
Released: March 20, 2000
This was the third single from former Spice Girl, Melanie C’s debut solo album, Northern Star. A massive hit in the UK, what made it huge was that two super-girl-group girls got together. In super hero terms, it was like Storm of the X-Men teaming up with the Invisible Woman of the Fantastic Four. In this case, it was Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls teaming up with Left Eye of TLC. And the song wasn’t bad either and that always helps.
By this point, both women had already garnered huge success and established themselves as parts of 2 of the preimenent girl groups in pop history. This was just a cherry on top of the hits, trials, tribulations, and everything else that came with their VH1 Behind The Music specials.
I remember watching Gerri Halliwell, another former Spice Girl, on TRL. I think she was debuting a solo video. It was around the time of TLC’s “No Scrubs” being out. It was on the countdown and she was next to the TV when it was screened that day. Even she as a Spice Girl reacted to the TLC video like they and it were larger than life. I always recognized, but that made me realize their contemporaries recognized, too. Now, you all better recognize! Here’s Number 9.