The British pop group that brough girl power in the late 1990s is coming back but not like how it was. The Spice Girls are reuniting after months of speculation…it’s just going to miss two members of the quintet that “Spice Up Your Life” with the rebirth of the British Invasion.
The group will be made up of Mel Brown, Emma Bunton, and Geri Halliwell (Scary, Baby, and Ginger Spice respectfully). Victoria Beckham and Mel Chisholm aren’t going to be apart of this reunion due to both doing “other ventures.” This is media talk for “we too old for that ish.” I know what you are thinking: How can it be a reunion if it’s only three spices out of five? Well this is actually a very common things. Most of the time, they get a new a name but it’s not like the Spice Girls to make sense. They will be actually looking for two new members to join them for this new tour. Not the reunion tour we would have wanted but it okay.
How did this start you may ask? Well, I’ll tell you. It started with this video that the trio posted as it was the 20th anniversary of their first single, and one of their biggest hit, “Wannabe.”
From the sounds of it, it sounds like a Spice Girls Tribute/Cover band. I don’t think this is a very good idea if they are singing the hits, which they haven’t said if it’s the band is back together full-time or it’s going to be like the last time they returned (one tour). I get that they want to give the fans what they want but the fans want all five spices. It’s like getting a half of your favorite drink. It’s still good but it’s not as enjoyable of it. I don’t see this being that great as it seems. If it was all five spices then it would be the best.
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You told us what you want, what you really really want! So we are giving you what you want, what you really really want. You really wanted to walk down memory lane with a Top 5ive of the girl group that brought girl power—Spice Girls. Fun fact: The girls wrote the majority of their songs. Here’s the Top 5ive countdown of Spice Girls:
5. 2 become 1
It’s the Spice Girl’s sex song. It’s a song about getting laid….and using protection. I bet you didn’t realize that until now. It’s the sexiest yet cleanest song about sex ever. The music video was also pretty cool. The girls singing and moving slowly as the fast pace world moves around them. See the metaphor yet? I know, that was deep for 1996.
Yes, it’s a song after Ginger Spice left. And yes, it’s an amazing song. The vocals on the song are killer. It was their “goodbye” to the fellow spice. The lyrics tug on your heart-strings as they sing “no, no, no, no” beautiful as the hook. The music video is beautiful as well. “Goodbye” is the breakup anthem of the late 90s for friendships and relationships.
3. Spice Up Your Life
It’s the unofficial anthem of the Spice Girls. It’s just one of those feel good songs that you just get up and dance to and chant with it like you are in a cult. No one is really sure what the words mean nor what the words are, but you just can’t help but sing a lot. It’s also the unofficial theme song of their blockbuster movie “Spiceworld.”
The song is iconic. It’s the first single they ever released. It took the world by storm and had them wondering what does it mean to “ziga ziga ah.” According to UrbanDictionary, the term “ziga ziga ah” means things of sexual nature….let’s just pretend we never found that out. Anyways, it’s the song that everyone knows and everyone sings along to. It’s pretty much everyone’s jam.
1. Viva Forever
This is the song that showed a more serious side of the Spice Girls. While the music video sucked, the song is the signature song on the group. It’s so signature that they used it as the title of the musical based off of their music. It was also the last single to have Geri Halliwell, better known as Ginger Spice, before her departure in the Spring of 1998. It’s very fitting for that as well because of the song’s theme of Friendship.
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Hold on to your shiny skirts, it seems we have some Spice Girl DEMMMMMOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSS (now go back three words, and reread like Oprah).
Take a listen to these pretty rough demos that SCREAM early 90s dance pop!
Now these songs bring back memories and are also kinda bad. They aren’t like “Friday” bad but they are up there. It’s pretty cool to see how far these songs have come and how much better the real version of the songs are.
Which one of these demos is your personal favorite? let us know in the comments below!