Scream If You Wanna Go Faster

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Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
Studio album by Geri Halliwell
Released 14 May 2001
Recorded 2000–2001
Length 46:55
Label EMI
Geri Halliwell chronology
Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
Singles from Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
  1. "It's Raining Men"
    Released: 30 April 2001
  2. "Scream If You Wanna Go Faster"
    Released: 30 July 2001
  3. "Calling"
    Released: 26 November 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Scream If You Wanna Go Faster is the second studio album by British pop singer Geri Halliwell. It was released by EMI Records on 14 May 2001 and yielded the UK number-one single "It's Raining Men".

The album sold 1.5 million copies worldwide.


In 1998, Halliwell left the Spice Girls due to natural depression and differences between the group.[2] The next year, she launched her solo career and released her debut album Schizophonic, with the lead single "Look at Me", produced by Absolute and Phil Bucknall. "Look at Me" was followed by further number ones at the UK Singles Chart "Mi Chico Latino", "Lift Me Up", and "Bag It Up". The album itself reached a peak at number four in the United Kingdom, and sold 600,000 copies there, making it 2× Platinum.[3] With only a radio single, Schizophonic debuted at number forty-two on the Billboard 200 before dropping out within the next month. The album was eventually certified Gold, distributing over 500,000 copies.[4] Schizophonic ended up selling around 2,300,000 copies worldwide, and remains Halliwell's biggest selling album to date.[5] Halliwell described the album as "bright and colourful";[6] The album includes a cover version of The Weather Girls' "It's Raining Men" (1983), which became Halliwell's fourth UK number-one hit single.Halliwell commented about the album: "There's deeper meaning underneath if you care and choose to look. Some of it is deep as a puddle, some of it is a bottomless pit, like a well".[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Although not as successful as her debut album Schizophonic, it reached a peak position of number five on the UK Albums Chart. With first-week sales of 35,000 copies and total sales of 155,000, it became the 127th best selling album of 2001 in the United Kingdom. Sales in the United Kingdom ensured Gold status. It eventually received an American release digitally via the iTunes Store on 30 October 2007.

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Scream If You Wanna Go Faster.[7]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length
1. "Scream If You Wanna Go Faster"  
Nowels 3:38
2. "Shake Your Bootie Cutie"  
  • Alexander
  • Nowels
3. "Calling"  
Stephen Lipson 4:25
4. "Feels Like Sex"  
  • Halliwell
  • Tracy Ackerman
  • Andy Watkins
  • Paul Wilson
Absolute 3:24
5. "Circles Round the Moon"  
  • Halliwell
  • Ackerman
  • Watkins
  • Wilson
Absolute 3:59
6. "Love Is the Only Light"  
  • Halliwell
  • Elofsson
  • Lipson
Lipson 3:26
7. "Strength of a Woman"  
  • Halliwell
  • Nowels
Nowels 4:03
8. "Don't Call Me Baby"  
  • Halliwell
  • Watkins
  • Wilson
Absolute 3:42
9. "Lovey Dovey Stuff"  
  • Halliwell
  • Ackerman
  • Watkins
  • Wilson
Absolute 3:39
10. "It's Raining Men"   Lipson 4:18
11. "Heaven and Hell (Being Geri Halliwell)"  
  • Halliwell
  • Elofsson
  • Lipson
Lipson 3:31
12. "I Was Made That Way"  
  • Halliwell
  • Vettese
Lipson 4:47
Total length:


  • Geri Halliwell – vocals
  • Wayne Rodrigues – drum programming, Pro Tools editing
  • Rick Nowels – acoustic and electric guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Rusty Anderson – electric guitar
  • Charles Judge – keyboards
  • Greg Kurstin – keyboards, organ
  • Danielle Brisebois – vocal arrangement
  • Peter John Vettese – keyboards, programming, backing vocals
  • Stephen Lipson – programming
  • Tracey Ackerman – backing vocals



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ On This Day (30 May 1998): "Ginger leaves the Spice Girls". BBC News.
  3. ^ "BPI Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "RIAA Certification for "Schizophonic"". Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Geri Halliwell Sales around the world". Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Stevenson, Jane. "Halliwell unfazed by good, and bad, publicity". Canadian Jam Canoe. Retrieved 16 April 2006.
  7. ^ Scream If You Wanna Go Faster (CD liner notes). Geri Halliwell. EMI Music. 2001. 7243 5 33369 4 3. 
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  9. ^ "French album certifications – Geri Halliwell – Scream If You Wanna Go Faster" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
  10. ^ "British album certifications – Geri Halliwell – Scream If You Wanna Go Faster". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Scream If You Wanna Go Faster in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search