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What Took You So Long [Single, Maxi]

Emma Bunton Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Audio CD (2 April 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Maxi
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B00005AKNH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 278,850 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. What Took You So Long? - Emma Bunton
2. (Hey You) Free Up Your Mind - Emma Bunton
3. Merry-Go Round - Emma Bunton

Product Description

Although not Emma's debut single as a solo artist, "What Took You So Long" is the original material we've been waiting for from her album A Girl Like Me. Rather than endless remixes of the title track, this single features two non-album tracks "(Hey You) Free Up Your Mind" and "Merry-Go Round".

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Emma Bunton has very nearly done the impossible 17 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is another solo Spice Girl release, Its baby spice, Emma Bunton this time with her first proper single, from forthcoming album, A Girl Like Me. Along with Posh, Baby seemed the least likely to release anything decent away from the Spice Girls, but with this single, has very nearly surprised everyone. With its country guitar riffs, What Took You So Long comes across as a baby sister to Sheryl Crow. But with Emma's cutesy vocal style, doesn't really manage to match up to the music. This is still probably the best Spice Girl offshoot single yet, but just let down by weak singing and overproduction. The other two tracks, (Hey You) Free Up Your Mind and Merry-Go Round are lightweight pop tracks that sound exactly like what they are, B-sides. Still, with rumours of Mel B being dropped from her label, Mel C believing her own hype of being a talented singer/songwriter and Victoria just being a media caricature, Emma Bunton has very nearly done the impossible and released a quality song that could give her a career, past the Spice Girls sell by date. If the rest of her material is as good as this, that is.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emmas new single is FAB!!!!!! Bridget Manchester 18 April 2001
Format:Audio CD
Ive never really been a fan of hers but i thought this song rocked!!.Although it was a bit samey i thought it was much better than her last single "What i am"She has made a real come-back with a song that im going to buy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Most talented Spice comes good. 10 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
There aren't many who are a bigger fan of Emma than me, so I was eagerly awaiting this offering. In truth, I wasn't disappointed - this is a good, catchy, summery pop song which deserved to go to number one. Emma has found her niche as a solo artist - this, her vocals on "What I Am" and "Free Up Your Mind" are all the kind of happy song which she can perform very well. Ms Bunton has a voice which is easy to listen to, reminiscent of Diana Ross - not too powerful or angry, but simple and pleasant. Don't be surprised if she is more successful than her colleagues - she is perfect for the pop industry, or if she fancies, a stage career would be an easy transition. Beautiful, talented, rich, successful, popular, and with a huge future - don't know what I ever saw in her, really...
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5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT TOOK HER SO LONG?! 14 April 2001
By Maurine
Format:Audio CD
I have always loved Emma's voice, from the first time I heard "Spice." "What took you so long" has guitar and is a little bit country, but it is extremely well done. Emma, as usual, sounds fantastic. I also love the video, especially the ending which I won't give away. The other two songs on the CD, "(Hey You) Free Up Your Mind" and "Merry Go Round" are more poppy than WTYSOL, but both are very fun. "Hey You" is from the Pokemon soundtrack. It is a great song and I am glad she has released it here.... Sit back and enjoy your success Emma. You worked hard for it and your deserve it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wise Spice. 3 Mar 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Emma Bunton may soon become widely known as wise spice following this taster for her new album "A girl like me". She resisted rushing out to release a hasty solo album, taking her time to find good producers to work on her own songs. "What took you so long" is about men taking longer to realise that they are in love with their partner and is less poppy than you may expect but highly addictive all the same. Once its in your head theres no getting rid of it, which is no bad thing!
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