Spice Girls
Format(s) Vinyl record (12"),
cassette, CD single
Writer(s) Paul Wilson
Andy Watkins
Spice Girls
Producer(s) Absolute
Stop is a single by the Spice Girls.


For the song, see Stop (song)

The release dates for Stop are 9 March 1998 (UK), 25 March 1998 (Japan), 20 April 1998 (Australia) and 2 June 1998 (U.S.).


Live performancesEdit

The Spice Girls performed the song live at the following events:

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Music VideoEdit

Main Article: Stop (music video)

The music video of Stop was first shown in 1998.


United Kingdom In the UK, Stop ironically ended the run of the pieces of the Spice Girls' consecutive #1 songs, at six (from Wannabe to Too Much), but still allowed them to become the first act in history to have their first six singles make number 1 in the UK. This record was eventually overtaken by Westlife, whose first 7 singles went to number 1 in the UK. The song debuted at #2, being kept off the top spot by the million-selling Jason Nevins remix of Run DMC's 1983 hit It's Like That.

United States This single is seen as the group's second least successful single ever in terms of chart performance and worldwide sales. It only managed to peak at number sixteen on the Billboard Hot 100, two positions higher than Spice Up Your Life, but dropped out of the top fifty much quicker, making it the pieces of Spice's least successful United States release.

Charts, peaks and certificationsEdit

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (1998) Position
UK Singles Chart 2
Canadian Singles Chart 3
Irish Singles Chart 3
Australian Singles Chart 5
Finnish Singles Chart 6
Swedish Singles Chart 8
New Zealand Singles Chart 9
Austrian Singles Chart 12
French Singles Chart 12
Belgian Singles Chart 14
Italian Singles Chart 10
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 16
Swiss Singles Chart 20
German Singles Chart 35

Chart (2007) Position (download only)
UK Singles Chart 78

1998 year end chart 49


Country Certification Sales/shipments
Australia Gold 35,000+
France Silver 100,000+
United Kingdom Gold 334,369+
Worldwide 1,100,000+

Formats and track listingsEdit

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Stop".

  • UK CD1/Australian CD1/Brazilian CD/US CD1
  1. "Stop" - 3:24
  2. "Something Kinda Funny" [Live in Istanbul] - 4:43
  3. "Mama" [Live in Istanbul] - 5:18
  4. "Love Thing" [Live in Istanbul] - 5:06
  • UK CD2/Australian CD2/European CD1/Japanese CD
  1. "Stop" - 3:24
  2. "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" [featuring Luther Vandross] - 4:55
  3. "Stop" [Morales Remix] - 7:23
  4. "Stop" [Stretch 'N' Vern's Rock & Roll Mix] - 9:11
  • European CD2
  1. "Stop" - 3:24
  2. "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" [featuring Luther Vandross] - 4:55
  • US CD2
  1. "Stop" - 3:24
  2. "Stop" [Morales Remix] - 7:23
  3. "Stop" [Stretch 'N' Vern's Rock & Roll Mix] - 9:11
  4. "Stop" [Morales Dub] - 8:11
  • UK Promo 12" Vinyl single
  1. A1: "Stop" [Morales Remix] - 9:26
  2. B1: "Stop" [Stretch 'N' Vern's Rock & Roll Mix] - 10:56
  3. C1: "Stop" [Morales Dub] - 8:11
  4. D1: "Stop" [Stretch 'N' Vern's Dub] - 11:17