"Move Over" cover
|Song by Spice Girls from the album Spiceworld|
|Recorded||12 October 1997|
|Genre||Pop rock • hip hop • R&B|
"Move Over" is a song by British girl group, the Spice Girls. First released as an album track from the group's second studio album Spiceworld, it was eventually released as a promotional single in 1997, as part of their endorsement with Pepsi. The live version on the single is taken from their Istanbul concert recorded on 12 October 1997, and was given the additional subtitle "Generationext" (as one word) in reference to "generation next", one of the most prominent lyrics from the song. Although not as publicized as their previous Pepsi single "Step to Me", it was marketed in the same manner. In the fall of 1997, Pepsi consumers in the United Kingdom had to send off 18 ring pull tabs in exchange for the single. Also part of this Pepsi campaign were live singles from other musical acts such as Hanson, Eternal, and Coolio, with some editions of the single having all four.
In 2007, the song was included on the group's Greatest Hits album.
In January 1997, the Spice Girls signed a multi-million sponsorship deal with Pepsi. The girls were featured in television commercials for the product, in which "Move Over" was used as the theme song. There were three commercials altogether. Pepsi also released five types of cans, with each featuring a different member of the group.
"Move Over" was performed during the first and second leg of the Spiceworld Tour.
- "Move Over/Generationext" (live) – 5:30
- "Spice Girls - Move Over / Generationext (Live) (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- Elliott, Stuart. "As Pepsi regroups, it strikes a generational note once again". New York Times, 21 January 1997. Retrieved on 31 January 2015.