Say You'll Be There is a music video by the Spice Girls.
Each of the girls are given a fictional identity, with each given individually assigned weapons. They sing in front of a glittery billboard-like background in the desert. The video features the group as a band of female techno-warriors, who use martial arts and high-tech ninja influenced weapons to capture a hapless male who happens to appear in his Chevrolet Corvair Rampside pick-up truck. The clip is presented as a narrative, with movie credits at the start introducing the Spice Girls as fantastic characters. The shots of male bondage are unexplained, and function as symbols of male disempowerment, just as the rest of the clip serves to assert the power and fighting abilities of the women, at the end the confused apparent pursuer is carried off on the roof of a car as a trophy.The making of this video is featured on the VHS: One Hour Of Girl Power. Two versions of this video exist, there is the original, and a version that omits the scenes which include the man, played by Tony Ward, captured and tied down.
The music video for Say You'll Be There was directed by Vaughan Arnell, produced by Adam Saward and filmed in the Mojave Desert, located primarily in California, United States. The selection for the video's milieu resulted in a very different setting from Wannabe, which was filmed at the Midland Grand Hotel in St. Pancras, an old district of London.
The choreography were mostly made up of martial arts and karate-like techniques called Goju. Emma Bunton helped choreographed some of the moves in the music video. The Noise followed them around behind-the-scenes of Say You'll Be There, which is also featured on One Hour Of Girl Power.
Other vehicles that featured in the video included a Plymouth Superbird (or a replica thereof).
The video was inspired by the films Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and Pulp Fiction, the latter in which led the girls to adopt fictional identities, an idea that Halliwell came up with, Melanie Chisholm played "Katrina Highkick", Geri Halliwell's alter-ego was "Trixie Firecracker", Emma Bunton took on the role of "Kung Fu Candy", Victoria Beckham played "Midnight Miss Suki", while "Blazin' Bad Zula" was Melanie Brown's alter-ego.
Awards and honoursEdit
The video won Best Pop Video at the 1996 Smash Hits! Awards, Best Video at the 1997 BRIT Awards, and was nominated for Viewer's Choice at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards.