Tuesday 25 October 2016

Ten things we love about Spice Girls' Wannabe 20 years on

Amy Mulvaney

Published 08/07/2016 | 13:30

It’s been exactly 20 years since the Spice Girls released their debut song Wannabe – and we still love it just as much today.

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 To mark the milestone, here’s 10 things we love about the video that make us keep on re-watching:  

  1. The awkward dancing in the middle of the street, followed by several members of the band patting a homeless man on the head.
  2. Mel B’s bra-free neon green crop top. The style of it all.
  3. Baby Spice’s pigtails. She was #hairgoals back in the nineties.
  4. “Zig-a-zig-ah” - need we say more?
  5. Sporty Spice’s bra top and tracksuit bottoms combo.
  6. Posh’s awkward dancing and how she just lurks in the background for the majority of the video.
  7. “If you wanna be my lover, you’ve gotta get with my friends” – the lyric women have used countless times during arguments with their other half.
  8. Mel B’s random rap segment.
  9. “Slam ya body down and wind it all around!”
  10. At the start and the end you can definitely hear Posh say “oh f*ck”.

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