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While the Spice Girls ruled the charts in the '90s, One Direction are the biggest hit of this decade, and it's clear Melanie Chisholm thinks the boyband members could learn something from their predecessors.

In a recent interview, Melanie shared her advice for Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne.

The Spice Girls have been thrust back into the limelight after the Viva Forever documentary aired over Christmas, but Mel C mused that fame doesn't always last: "With pop bands [fame] is often so short-lived that you have to take every opportunity that you can, and it is hard."

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Speaking of 1D's current status, she recommended they enjoy it while they can: “They seem to be breaking America, which we were lucky enough to do. My advice would be just enjoy it, because so often with success like that, it's over so quickly."

Recalling her own experiences, she also said she'd encourage the boys not to party too hard: “I would say that you have to rest as much as you can. I think it's harder for boys as well, but there's lots of evidence that they like a bit of a party."

Sounds wise to us.

WATCH THE BECKHAM FAMILY AT THE VIVA FOREVER LAUNCH