“Let Love Lead the Way” by Spice Girls
Spice Girls’ “Let Love Lead the Way” talks about the uncertainties in the life of a young woman. The song draws attention to the fact that although her life’s journey may be rough, love will see her through.
In the song, the narrator details how events in the world could cause the character to live a rather unfortunate life contrary to her young delicate life. The narrator is unsure of her emotions because there are days of sorrow and days of joy in the world. The ups and downs in this life cause people to be doubtful of the future. However, the singer advises that the one thing that can keep them going is faith and love.
The singer goes on to elaborate the situation of the character who is experiencing a lot of pain in her life but consoles herself by pressing through and finding her way. She further tells her to remain strong and hold on because things will fall into place once she allows love to lead the way.
All in all, “Let Love Lead the Way” is a song of encouragement to anyone facing hardships in life. It focuses on the concept of overcoming pain by loving people more.
Facts about “Let Love Lead the Way”
“Let Love Lead the Way” was recorded in 1999 and made commercially available in 2000 as the lead single from the group’s third studio album (Forever).
It is widely speculated that this tune was written about the band’s ex-member – Geri Halliwell, who departed the group in May 1998.
Filming of the video for “Let Love Lead the Way” was done in October 2000. It was directed by Greg Masuak. Masuak previously worked with the band on their “Who Do You Think You Are” clip.
Topping the charts in the UK and in Scotland, this single is considered as one of the group’s biggest hits. Although it wasn’t quite successful in the U.S., it attained considerable successes in Canada and Australia, ranking at #5 and #2 respectively.
Who wrote “Let Love Lead the Way”?
The following are all the songwriters with writing credits for this track:
- Emma Bunton
- Victoria Beckham
- Mel B
- Melanie C
- LaShawn Daniels
- Fred Jenkins III
- Rodney Jenkins
- Harvey Mason Jr.
That said, the song’s producers are Mason Jr. and Rodney Jenkins.