Move Over

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"Move Over"
Move Over (Spice Girls).jpg
Song by Spice Girls
from the album Spiceworld
Released November 1997
Format Promotional single
Recorded 1997
Genre
Length 5:30
Label Virgin
Songwriter(s)
  • Clifford Lane
  • Spice Girls
  • Mary Wood
Producer(s)

"Move Over" is a song by British girl group, the Spice Girls. First featured in television commercials for their endorsement with Pepsi, then released as an album track from the group's second studio album Spiceworld, it was eventually released as a promotional single in November 1997. 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",[1] 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.

Pepsi sponsorship[edit]

In January 1997, the Spice Girls signed a multi-million sponsorship deal with Pepsi.[2] 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.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Move Over/Generationext" (live) – 5:30

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spice Girls - Move Over / Generationext (Live) (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Elliott, Stuart. "As Pepsi regroups, it strikes a generational note once again". New York Times, 21 January 1997. Retrieved on 31 January 2015.

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