Spice Girls release unseen alternate Stop music video for 25th anniversary

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The Spice Girls have released a brand new and unseen alternate music video for the 25th anniversary of 'Stop'.

Marking a quarter of a century since the release of the hit single from their second studio album Spiceworld, the girl group have given fans a rare treat in the form of the never before seen video.

In the clip, our favourite fivesome, consisting of Mel B, Mel C, Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham, stand in the middle of a road performing the instantly recognisable 'Stop' choreography.

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Pedestrians walk behind the group as they perform the routine in a line while children play and dance around them.

The alternative video appears to have been filmed at the same time and location as the original, which was shot at Dublin's Carnew Street.

While the new video focuses solely on the Spice Girls dancing in the middle of the street, the original began with the girls knocking on doors and singing to the camera.

In the first video, the ladies engage in all sorts of antics with the local kids including games of skipping rope, hopscotch, hula hoop, cat's cradle and pat-a-cake as the town elders look on in diapproval.

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Speaking of the famous video, Mel B said that it wasn't planned and the band were given freedom to do their own thing (via Evening Standard).

"There wasn't a storyboard for this video – it was more trial and error," Mel B revealed. "It wasn't planned down to the last detail and was quite a free-for-all. It's like everything we do – complete chaos. And we all want to get our bit in, so the director has to be able to encompass us all, plus put his ideas on top of it, and make it all flow."

It comes after the release of Spiceworld25 last November which celebrated 25 years of the studio album.

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