If you’re not readily familiar with the Pokemon anime series or movies, don’t worry. It’s not necessarily everyone’s cup of tea.
For those that have been Pokemon followers since the 90’s and are a Spice Girls fan, this fact might just surprise you.
Back in 1999, Pokemon: The First Movie was released worldwide to a commercial success. Not only did it top the box office charts in its opening weekend, but has grossed 163.6 million. Part of this anime movie success was the fact that Pokemon was extremely popular at the time.
Additionally, the Pokemon trading card game was a more prominent feature which helped shape the initial buildup of the Pokemon series.
With the movie came a pop infectious soundtrack album as well. The album features stars such as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Aaron Carter and even Emma Bunton aka Baby Spice!
Some of the popular tracks on the album include ‘Don’t Say You Love Me’, a song by Norwegian pop duo M2M and ‘(Hey You) Free Up Your Mind’, a pop rock song performed by Baby Spice with Sporty Spice doing some slight background vocals.
After the Spice Girls started their journeys as respective solo artists, Emma Bunton and Melanie C must have jumped on the popular Pokemon bandwagon.
A good decision to say the least as the soundtrack was certified 2x platinum in the United States, Australia and Canada. Worldwide it’s sold over 3 million copies.
Although we may never know if the Spice Girls (namely Baby & Sporty) were or are Pokemon fans, they at least delved into the Pokemon world once in their lifetime. Yet another amazing fact and discovery in pop culture.
Check out the Baby Spice track below and enjoy!