With rumors of a Spice Girls comeback looming in the near future, many of us older folks reminisce the simpler days of old when children used to play outdoors. Well, that and when the British pop sensations held the world in their hands, even if it was only for a few years. Victoria "Posh" Beckham, Emma "Baby" Bunton, Melanie "Sporty" Chisholm, Geri "Ginger" Horner, and Melanie "Scary" Brown all left a mark on our lives, and continues to do so today. Now that it is Spice World's 18th anniversary, here are the Pop 5 songs that defined the Girl Power era.
As the Spice Girls' debut song, it makes sense that it's number one on the list. Not only did Wannabe introduce us to the girls we came to love and know, it was and still is catchy today. In addition, the song is about female friendships, which became an icon for the Girl Power movement the SPce Girls started.
2. Spice Up Your Life
This was THE pop/dance track from the girls. Inspired by Bollywood, the Spice Girls wanted to "write a song for the world." They successfully did this by adding Latin rhythms - a prominent vibe felt throughout the song - like salsa. Although this song was towards the end of the movie, watching the Spice Girls perform on the stage was the closest equivalent to seeing them at a concert.
3. Say You'll Be There
The music video is already amazing, but the Spice Girls make it even better with a different approach to the hit song. Which of the two is my favorite? How about both?
4. Too Much
This song was played at the beginning of Spice World, and really, who could not love the sultry-ness and the beautiful play of words found in the pop ballad? What's pretty cool is that Geri was the first one to start writing about it as they were preparing for their upcoming film debut. Not bad, Geri. Not bad at all.
5. Who Do You Think You Are?
I don't know about you, but this was my dance song as a kid. Thanks to this, I thought this is what club music sounded like (I was wrong). Speaking of which, this was played in a club in Spice World, and I have to admit, that was pretty cool.
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