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Mel C US Dates

Ever wonder what would happen if Robbie Williams was a girl? American audiences will get a chance to find out next month when MEL C (aka SPORTY SPICE) makes a U.S. jaunt to promote her new "indie" solo record. The first U.S. will be October 1st at New York's Irving Plaza.

Football *cough* Soccer *cough* Anthems

The battle of the British football anthem appears to have a clear winner. BADDIEL/SKINNER AND THE LIGHTNING SEEDS' re-hashed version of "Three Lions" has shot straight to #1 on the UK charts, while this year's official anthem, the Spice Girls/Ian McCullough ENGLAND UNITED collaboration, "(How Does It Feel to Be) On Top of the World," debuted last week at a disappointing #9, and has now dropped this week to an insignifigant #19.

World Cup Supergroup Track

This year's England World Cup song "(How Does It Feel To Be) On Top Of the World" was co-written by Ian McCulloch and Johnny Marr . It is set to be released on June 1st. The track also features all the Spice Girls on backing vocals, as well as contributions by members of Space and Ocean Color Scene . Also scheduled for release is "Three Lions 98" from the Lightning Seeds , a reworking of their prior World Cup theme.